I already got my domain name through "Go Daddy". Are they are good web hosting company? If not, can I still use my domain name which I had registered with Go Daddy? What other companies would you recommend? I have a small fashion line, and I want to start out by selling on my own website. I have been selling on E-Bay as well, but I want to launch my own website. Thanks! Elle
#1. "RE: Is Go Daddy a good web hosting company?" In response to Reply # 0
Once you register a domain name, you can host it anywhere. There may be a small transfer fee that your domain registrar (godaddy) charges for transferring to another host provider. This you would need to look into through godaddy.
I host one of my sites through www.dreamhost.com and i won't be using them again only because there website software is for advanced HTML users and i am not yet very HTML proficient.
One piece of advise to you about finding a host is that if you are not tech savvy or know how to build a site from scratch through coding, look into hosts that offer easy website-building software for beginners or the technically challenged. LOL. Alot of them do.
Another piece of advise is that when you have found a host you like is to google for coupon codes. For example, if you decide to go with godaddy then google: godaddy + coupon code.
These are promo codes that will save you money on the hosting fee.
#2. "RE: Is Go Daddy a good web hosting company?" In response to Reply # 0 Sun Aug-27-06 09:46 PM by vwebworld
For domains.. they are good, for hosting I've heard some people have problems.
If you are going to "sell" stuff online, you need to ake some decisions/choices on how to do that. I recommend (and use for my clients) osCommerce and Zen Cart.. both FREE opensource programs that are teted and have a great admin section so you can manage your ecommerce store without knowing any programming. You can add change products, prices and maintain your customer database.
#3. "RE: Is Go Daddy a good web hosting company?" In response to Reply # 0 Mon Aug-28-06 02:31 AM by phardytech
>I already got my domain name through "Go Daddy". >Are they are good web hosting company? If not, can I still use >my domain name which I had registered with Go Daddy? What >other companies would you recommend? I have a small fashion >line, and I want to start out by selling on my own website. I >have been selling on E-Bay as well, but I want to launch my >own website. >Thanks! >Elle
That really depends a few things:
1) Your market 2) Number of items 3) Expected shopping volume
If you're selling 2-3 shirts and expecting traffic to trickle in based on your marketing plan, then GoDaddy might work for you. However, if you have a significant number of offerings (define "small"), a huge market and expecting a boat load of traffic everyday, GoDaddy might not work for you.
You can simply use Godaddy as a domain registrar and have your website hosted anywhere that will accomodate your business according to your plan.
What is your current sales volume on eBay?
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#4. "RE: Is Go Daddy a good web hosting company?" In response to Reply # 3
Thanks for your replies everyone! Now that I have plethora of choices, I will be doing more research before making my final decision. Pat, to answer your questions, I am just starting on this embarkment. I thought selling some T-shirts online would be a cool way to make extra money. So when I say small I mean small. Right now, at any given time on E-Bay, I have 2 or 3 styles up at a time (at $10.00 to $20.00 apiece). And I have a small inventory (a dozen each of each size in each style). So I'm just seeing how far I can go with this at the moment.
I thought about sticking with Go Daddy for now, because they have step by step web building pages and coaching for beginners like me. I know some html codes, but as far as making the page interactive (shopping carts, check out process and the sign in page) I will need some help. The gentleman I spoke with at Go Daddy assured me he could help with this process.
I will be checking into all the suggestions that have been given here and see which is best for me. I will keep you all posted about which host I will go with. Thanks! Elle
#5. "Wouldn't Recommend using GoDaddy.com at this time..." In response to Reply # 4
They're still getting their act together it seems. I setup a hosting plan with them for one of my domains and they just didn't seem to know their stuff. Maybe it was just the person I was talking to? Before I signed up they promised me all the help I needed and then after signing up they told me they couldn't help with certain things.
I did a virtual dedicated server, as an experiment, and it was just such a huge headache! I have 20 some domains registered with GoDaddy and, for the most part, like their setup... but not with hosting.