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monkey44

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Can anyone recommend a website host and site build program that is fairly simple to either move a website, or create a new one. As you all might know, I'm pretty tech dumb, and have problems with tech stuff, so just built it once (actually several times) and then tech changes happen make it less useful.

It purely informational, posts photos from our trips, and talks about wildlife and places to see - things to read. Does not sell anything.

We just want to post nature info etc, a few other things. Mostly a static site, unless I add trip/nature photos or some destination or habitat words occasionally.

I've had Go-Daddy for a couple years, but it keeps tweaking my content, removing some plug-ins etc, and generally fouling up the site every few months - then wants to sell me a 'fix-it' patch.

Go-Daddy claims tech support is USA - Arizona, but I just spoke with a tech based in Philippines I could not understand - believe me, I tried. ... interestingly enough, Philippines is a Tagalog AND English speaking country- But not this guy.


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I've been using MacHighway.com for my home account for years, priced affordable for me. Also check out SiteGround.com


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monkey44 wrote:


Go-Daddy claims tech support is USA - Arizona, but I just spoke with a tech based in Philippines I could not understand - believe me, I tried. ... interestingly enough, Philippines is a Tagalog AND English speaking country- But not this guy.


I used Yahoo Business (I think they renamed it). It's intuitive and easy to use. Again when I was using it selling items at Amazon. I think they are using India as tech support so the best way to communicate is by chat - not voice.

I'm surprised about difficulty in understanding Philippine tech support. They are trained and would even have a US English accent.

Yeah, you'l get charged with upgrades like adding a payment portal, etc.

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You could also use a blog platform- Googles blogger or Wordpress.


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I use startlogic. I've been happy with them for years. Haven't had problems with glitches, etc.


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Chris Bryant wrote:

You could also use a blog platform- Googles blogger or Wordpress.

Yeah, I was going to just suggest Facebook.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

monkey44 wrote:


Go-Daddy claims tech support is USA - Arizona, but I just spoke with a tech based in Philippines I could not understand - believe me, I tried. ... interestingly enough, Philippines is a Tagalog AND English speaking country- But not this guy.


I used Yahoo Business (I think they renamed it). It's intuitive and easy to use. Again when I was using it selling items at Amazon. I think they are using India as tech support so the best way to communicate is by chat - not voice.

I'm surprised about difficulty in understanding Philippine tech support. They are trained and would even have a US English accent.

Yeah, you'l get charged with upgrades like adding a payment portal, etc.


Yes, surprised me too, I've been to Philippines numerous times, and most speak excellent English. Luck of the phone tree, me [emoticon]

Charged for upgrades, yes, I get that. But, I had a slider plugin for three years... suddenly GO-Daddy says, 'We just black-listed that, and we have one you can buy to replace it.' ... and GD removed it, and fouled up my entire site, and I had to rebuild it -- for a non-tech like me that was days and days of trial and error, and trial again.

That's third time - and WP keeps changing and I can't keep up - I'd just like an easy to add content way to, well add content.

In this case, FB or Blog might be additionally, but we need actual NPO website eventually.

My site is nearly static, so I don't add content often. Then, when I go look at it occasionally, it's different and misaligned or whatever, and again, get offered a 'fix' for bucks. I pay annually, I just want it to sit there, it's not a sales site. In fact, it will eventually become a NPO wildlife protection site, but for now, it's just a collector of info until we launch NPO site next year.

Turned into a little 'me' rant, here, but am only looking for a simple host site and simple content add method. Nothing fancy. [emoticon]

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I've been with 1&1 IONOS for about 15 years and have been very satisfied with the features and support.


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Well, I had to move my personal website because my ISP decided to stop hosting. I put everything on to my Google drive and used Google sites. The switch couldn't have been easier, but it is slightly slower, which doesn't bother us. I do not have a sophisticated site at all. I have even moved away from having page counters.


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Take a look at https://www.50webs.com/. They offer a free website and domain registration for $15/year. There are some limits - like a 500k file size upload limit. 50Webs is owned by LiquidNet Ltd. - a UK based web hosting company.
50webs Free Website Hosting wrote:

Our Free plan offers a basic pack of tools and resources for starting your own website without wasting a dime. You’ll find all that you need in one place - more than enough space and monthly traffic and multiple mailboxes. Also, your site will be clean of any unwanted banners and messages.



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