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DCM1024

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Suggestions for website hosting?
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:23:17 PM »
I have used yahoo for the past 5 years, but they have dropped ftp support so my website is still live but I no longer have the ability to update it. I have a flash site that I have been managing with Front Page 2003. I can keep what I have and move it to a new host or start from scratch, but I do want to retain the ability to manage it myself. Anyone have any good ideas? Thank you in advance for your input.p,Debbie

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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 04:36:01 PM »
I have a Yahoo small business website and use FTPS.  I just checked that it works.  A update to a small business site might be one thing to consider.
For photography, I use Smugmug.  I can upload using their tool, or directly from Lightroom.  Its better than trying to setup and manage my own site.

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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 04:47:17 PM »
I also have a yahoo small business account. The issue is that they no longer support ftp (not ftps), which I need for FP 2003.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 05:23:17 PM »
Zenfolio for photos - unlimited uploads and easy to use. I don't use it for backup though, just sales. I have the $100/year plan. Photography is just a part time gig for me and this is all I need.

http://andrewcollignonphotography.zenfolio.com

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 05:26:32 PM »
I also have a yahoo small business account. The issue is that they no longer support ftp (not ftps), which I need for FP 2003.
After doing some more research, I am now wondering if my client does FTPS, or if I will soon be cutoff.  I know that I had to use a new link to Yahoo ftp about a month ago, but did not change any settings.
I may have to find a new website soon because FTP is built into my application.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 06:52:07 PM »
Dreamhost.

Very secure, very responsive and yes, you can use FTP. I assume you are interested only in hosting services, which is what Dreamhost does. Basically, you put your site up there and manage it yourself (although they have instant downloads of most content management systems such as Word Press, Joomla, etc. )

I built my own site because I wanted to do it as a learning experience. As an aside, I dropped Flash last winter because of frustration over not being able to have slide shows work on iPads. I am now powering the slide shows with a third-party option: Galleria. Although there are several other HTML-based slide show options out there.

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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 08:07:15 PM »
Thank you, unfocused, I will check dreamhost out. I've been thinking abour various repercussions and I also don't want to change  to change my website address, so hosting for ftp only is the right move for me.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 08:07:15 PM »

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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 08:21:03 PM »
I have been using 1and1.com for years now. No downtime that ive ever noticed, reasonable price, great service.

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 08:22:41 PM »
I have used  Lunarpages for several years with no issues. It seems to just keep getting better.
I have 4 domains with them.

 http://www.lpwebhosting.com/

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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 08:58:12 PM »
Zenfolio.
Powweb.

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 09:35:18 PM »
If you need FTPS/SFTP supported client, WinSCP and FileZilla both are very good, high quality clients.
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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 12:06:03 AM »
Zenfolio.
Powweb.

+1 for Zenfolio.  Big ditto!
Get a free trial.  Use me for a reference if you like...
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Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 01:16:01 AM »
You're making my head hurt but you may have another method - publish to a local directory and use a separate application to 'mirror' up to the yahoo site.  FileZilla-project.org is a great free ftps/sftp client.

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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 03:42:47 PM »
Godaddy... I made my own website from scratch so i dont need any other service... I'm in the process now of rebuilding my website...  hopefully will have the new site launched in a week
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 04:01:42 PM »
Godaddy... I made my own website from scratch so i dont need any other service... I'm in the process now of rebuilding my website...  hopefully will have the new site launched in a week

I've been with them for 5+ years and am getting ready to switch. I've recently had some bad service with them that I can't just blame on somebody having a bad day at work.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 04:01:42 PM »