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I've been looking round the HUBB now for quite a while and have found some amazing websites from lots of travellers. I have set up a website for a property I have in France and that is currently hosted by my ISP VirginMedia. I would like to start a website for my RTW trip, but as I won't be keeping an internet connection I'd be interested in finding out your comments on any WebHosting services you might have used i.e. cost, bandwidth, storage space and reliability etc.
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I am using the American based YAHOO. They provide just everything need for a fee of $10 a month. HTML possible, templates, easy to work with (most important for me!!).

Some info from their site:

5GB disk space (upgrade possible)
200GB monthly transfer rate
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For more info, please check their homepage at yahoo small business

I am more than pleased with their service and with what I get for my money. This even more, since I am (not only maybe) a computer illiterate!!!

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I use One.com Web hosting**-**Domain • Hosting • E-mail** because it's quite cheap and very fast.

you can access your blog (if you want to make one) from the frontpage. No ftp programs or other webtools needed. You do however have full control of the website if you want to make one from scratch. Personally I have used one of the very nice looking templates that you can choose from. But I might change it to something more personal later on.

From the admin login, you can access your mail directly. So no matter where you are, you can send and recieve mails. Oh, and you can have as many mail aliases as you want.

Price is 1.25 Euro pr month for 1GB space (more than enough for me), and unlimited transfer. If you want 4GB it costs 4.90 Euro pr month. Personally I cannot see what you would do with all that space. Maybe if you upload a ton of films and such

Bear in mind that there is a 12 Euro setup fee for the domain name and that you have to pay for a full year in advance. If you pay by credit card, the domain is setup the next working day.

I can certainly recommend it.


PS: You are welcome to look at my website, but I'm just messing around with it for now. Nothing of real interest.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
Think I am going to go with McThor's reccomendation, looks a pretty good deal, will re-post when I have my site live, tho won't be much as I am not leaving for my trip till Jan '09
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Hi Panhandle -

I have a small hosting company, strangely enough I'm only located a few miles from you on the Isle of Wight!!!

Anyway, you are welcome to host you site FREE on my server, you can have 10Gb of Webspace and unlimited bandwidth. You can access the site from any web browser and if you create your page with Joomla or similar updating it is a breeze.

All you will need is a domain name, these can be bought very cheaply through 1and1.co.uk, they are currently £2.99 a year. I can then give you instruction of how to redirect your domain name to my server.

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Hi Piersuk,
Thanks for your offer, but I was a bit quick off the mark and went ahead with one.com just after I posted my last reply. Maybe I shouldn't be so hasty in future.

Anyway, the site is a work in progress at the moment, just playing around with it trying to learn a few things.
If anyone is interested the address is Home
(I know, I know!! The Mrs liked it 'tho). Don't expect anything professional.
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Hi Panhandle -

I have a small hosting company, strangely enough I'm only located a few miles from you on the Isle of Wight!!!

Anyway, you are welcome to host you site FREE on my server, you can have 10Gb of Webspace and unlimited bandwidth. You can access the site from any web browser and if you create your page with Joomla or similar updating it is a breeze.

All you will need is a domain name, these can be bought very cheaply through 1and1.co.uk, they are currently £2.99 a year. I can then give you instruction of how to redirect your domain name to my server.

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I am interested can you provide me with more details of what you offer please..
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