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    Question Beginner-friendly web hosting?

    I've been toying around with the idea of starting a personal website for the past couple of months, but i never really got into it until a few weeks ago, since then I've been reading a bit about HTML and CSS too but I really only know very basic stuff (although I'm eager to learn more!).

    I used to have a Wordpress blog a few years ago that I killed because I didn't have time to update it reguarly back then but now I want to buy a domain and give it a serious try. I'm looking for web hosing companies that are beginner-friendly, as in you don't need to build your website from scratch but there are templates and plugins to use. I don't mind paying for it since honestly I don't trust free hosting sites. I've been advised to use 1and1.com because they offer a so-called 'site-building feature' and that sounds like what I'm looking for, but I want to hear your opinions too. Thanks!

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    You'll get 'opinions' for answers here ... and this is mine.

    I agree that 1and1.com is a good place to start. They are more expensive than other shared webhosts, but the features and support would be a good match for someone like you ... not wanting to build from scratch.

    The part that should be discussed is the fact that you want a "personal website", you've done it in the past, but you didn't keep it current ... what will your site be about? What purpose is there for having a website?

    Do you have any kind of 'passion' for something that would warrant a site? It sounds like you just want to do it because it's something to do on a lazy summer day.

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    Not sure who advised you, but I would stay away from 1 and 1. Do a little research, and you'll see thousands of complaints and horror stories online about them.

    General rule of thumb: Hosting companies owned by EIG are crappy.

    Anyway, you can use WordPress on basically any hosting company. I don't see what's wrong with going that route. Not sure

    I recommend the same shared hosting company all the time here. Stablehost is my top choice and one that I personally use.

    I heard great things about EuroVPS, but I never used them before. It's a company that I have on my "to-try" list. Lol. You might want to take a look at them too.
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    Yola.com For easy websites.
    Wordpress for good indexing.

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    If all you are after is a wordpress blog then the easiest place to set one up is wordpress.com
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    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.

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    for beginner I suggest hostgator, I used hostgator and Im very satisfied for their services...

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    See what I mean? We all have different answers and opinions. Nothing wrong with that at all, but you're pretty much on your own ... try out a webhost and if you don't like it, cancel and go to a different one. Our personal experiences with webhosts vary from host to host, and some of us even use multiple hosts depending on required fearures.

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    I just thought I'd add that I have found self-hosting to the the most user-friendly.


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