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    Hello, friends. This has absolutely nothing to do with cartography, but since the Guild is the only board I regularly visit/contribute to, I'm posting this offer here anyway.

    I recently entered the world of professional caricature drawing (i.e., I was paid for a drawing gig!), and I loved it. So now I have a second, goofy art hobby to round out my "serious" work in cartography.

    Thanks for all your help with the practice!
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    Hi, guys. I am just beginning to build a website to advertise my caricaturing services. Can anyone recommend a good provider that hosts cheaply and reliably? I want to avoid free sites that would piggyback ads on my page (and even worse, pop-ups), as I think it would be unprofessional. I also would only need about 3 or 4 pages total, so maybe a max of 30-50 or so megs (that's a total guess, though). Finally, my own domain name would be my ideal, too.

    I've done searches and such and found a few decent offers (like $10/year domain name with $4/month hosting), but I'm a computer idiot, so I thought I'd beg for help from you savvy fellas who live and breathe cyber air.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Take care!
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    I've had very good service from asmallorange.com

    If you sign up with them, I'd appreciate a referral. My domain is bryanray.name

    It cost me $60 for a year of hosting and the domain. No ads, as many email addresses, databases, and parked domains as I want. I am actually hosting a couple of other web sites there with their own domain names, and it doesn't cost me anything extra except the cost of the domain registrations.
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    Your cheapest hosting and best customer service is going to be godaddy.com They host this site and all my other sites, and I run about 7 websites. Godaddy's customer service is so phenominal, when you call them for tech support they give you the option of whether or not you want hold music...hehehe.

    If you need any help getting setup let me know
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    OK, this is going to sound like a really dumb question, but....does your IP Provider not provide you with some webspace as part of you monthly fee?

    With TELUS I get 100 mb of webspace as part of my service agreement and monthly access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    OK, this is going to sound like a really dumb question, but....does your IP Provider not provide you with some webspace as part of you monthly fee?

    With TELUS I get 100 mb of webspace as part of my service agreement and monthly access.
    Not a dumb question at all! I actually wondered that too, so I called Invisalink (my provider) and they said no, not in the package I'm in right now. The price for the package ends up being about $4-5 more a month, which doesn't sound bad to me, but I wanted to see what you geniuses had to say too. (And I think Invisalink does their stuff through godaddy, Robbie--that's where my home email is through.)

    Thanks so much for all ther input, fellas! I really appreciate it and will get right on checking it all out! You guys rock.
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    I prefer Hostmonster... you have a lot of room to piggy back sites, and unlimited databases as well.

    It ends up costing 4-5$ per month, the only caveat is that you have to pay up front to get the saving. Better yet, the CPanel and Fantastico will have all the bells and whistles you may need to set up a base site, including something like a VirtualMart.

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    Hey, I wanted to thank everyone for your help. I did a lot of searching & finally took the plunge and now have my own hosted domain. First one ever--and oh man! By the power of Grayskull, I have the powwwwwer!

    I also made my first Dreamweaver web page (an "under construction" page--of course!) & figured out how to post it (which was an adventure in and of itself for a technomoron like me).

    Anyway, Check it out when you get a second: www.donbeckcaricatures.com You'll also see I had fun with Flash animation, too!

    Thanks again for all the leads, guys!
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    Cute! I like it!
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