I currently have a free account with tripod.com. Well it looks like I am having some trouble with it and maybe I need to change services. I am just trying to understand all that needs to be done. So first do I need to register a domain name, for instance at godaddy.com? That would something like ???weather.com?
Then I need someone to host it separately? I see some people mention e-rice.net on this board. I have also see hostweather.com, but can find any current info on this product. Any other suggestions? I can’t do it with my current ISP.
Is that the basic steps that I need to start? Also, will godaddy.com be able to put ads on the domain I register and can I take it anywhere to be hosted?
Those might seem like silly questions, but I am not to familiar on this whole website thing. I just do enough to get by! Thanks for all your help.
I use www.2buckwebs.com to host my website. Costs $2 a month and they are absolutely fantastic. I got my domain name through yahoo small business and then changed the DNS settings to point to my web space.
I am not sure if this has changed BUT Yahoo used to be a reseller for an Accredited ICANN Domain Registrar, Melbourneit and I strongly recommend that anyone registering a domain, register it themselves directly with an Accredited ICANN Registrar…
So if nothing else, ensure the “Registrar” you are using is the “Registrar” and not a reseller for a Registrar… the problems I have seen as a result of using resellers…Oyyyyy #-o
Do you know of a reasonably cheap source of SSL certs that have good trusted root coverage? I’ve created my own certs so far and so have to put up with confirming that they’re not trusted whenever I hit one of my https pages. However it would be nice to have a trusted cert (not for sales) that wouldn’t cost $150-200 per year. I might pay $10-20/year, but it’s not worth spending a lot more than that.
I registered with godaddy.com and e-rice. I set up the DNS to point to e-rice. I haven’t heard anything from e-rice in over two days, no email or any correspondence. Is this typical of them? Thanks for everyone’s help.
Are you still using 2buckwebs? I have signed up, they have charged my credit card, sent me all the logon information including password which does not work. They continue to ignore all requests for help or to enable my account. I can only consider them a pack of thieves at this point, and I will be contacting my credit card to revoke payment if I do not hear from them by Monday.
I haven't heard anything from e-rice in over two days, no email or any correspondence. Is this typical of them?
I joined Friday @ 915 pm and received an email @ 1141 pm. Soon after I went and changed my nameservers where I have my domain and by the next morning It was already transferred and I had my site running yesterday afternoon. I opened up three tickets with them and had answers back within 30 minutes and resolved shortly after that. Plus my site is a lot faster than my old web host. I am happy so far.
Dang! I signed up about noon on Friday, got my confirmation e-mail at 2:40 in the afternoon.
I have emailed them, posted on their “support” link on their webpage, and tried my login’s repeatedly from the setup page which I printed out. any attempt to log in tells me that “customer information is not valid”, plus the fact that they have not responded at all to my issue.
I’m looking for an alternative provider, what other hosting services are people satisfied with?
My ISP is out of the question, as they just arent smart enough to support hosting. Charter Cable has a problem where something slowly eats my allotted 20M space, and even if I delete all files it shows that I am using 15M of 20M. Their support is pathetic and they just blame my client (I ftp directly from the command prompt)
Did you have a domain name already and did you change your nameservers to e-rices so your domain would switch over to e-rice. Here is the link to get into e-rice https://secure.e-rice.net/members/login.php. Have you setup you FTP. The only thing I did wrong was I uploaded my files to the wrong directory and I fixed that. Just trying to figure out what happened.
No I don’t think it is. I think for the most part it is the persons fault giving wrong email addresses, full mailbox, spam filtering and things like that. I had no problem at all with them. Most of the problems was my fault. They got back to me in minutes.