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Old 14.03.2011, 20:29
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Budget Web Hosting for 1st timers USD$4.99 one time fee

I was browsing around for an affordable web host for a personal website and stumbled upon KVC Hosting and thought it might be useful for those considering their initial web presence ( non-commercial typically ).

One Time fee is USD$4.99 and yours free for life. Optional .com domain purchasing for one year at USD$8.99

URL: http://www.kvcwebsitehosting.com/free-hosting.html

7 features offered for free under the K Hosting Plan are:

PHP
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cPanel 11
1 FTP account
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24x7 support
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** Our Free Web Hosting is different from other free hosting sites. We do not place banner ads or other distractingly big advertisements that might annoy your users. However, we place footer texts that mention our company name and the text size will not be big either. It will only be visible to users who scroll all the way down. Our free website hosting requires a one-time payment to set up your free web hosting. The package includes add-on features such as 3000+free website templates, 70+SEO tools, and rvsite builder. We have more than 10,000 satisfied clients who use our free web hosting services. They have often remarked with amazement about our server speed. We never oversell our free web hosting plan and pride ourselves in maintaining fast and efficient services.
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Old 14.03.2011, 20:58
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Re: Budget Web Hosting for 1st timers USD$4.99 one time fee

FWIW, I got a Virtual Private Server through balticservers.com
Enough to run a web site and database , with 20GB of storage and a (tested) 100Mb link. Unlimited traffic volume... You get full root access etc....


Processor: 0,5 CORE X3470 @ 2.93GHz (More...)
RAM memory: 512MB
Disk space: 20GB
Disks: SAS 15000RPM, RAID
Bandwidth: 100Mbps
Price: 6.00 Eur/month (12 months minimum)

You can run your own email/web/ftp/torrent server easily.

Now if only I had some test data to write vBulletin reports and stats
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One thing to check with such ISP/VSPs before you order a domain through them is that you will own and control the domain, not them.

Some places (I'm not saying this is one, gäl) will buy it "on your behalf" and sting you badly for huge fees for renewals or transferring domain to elsewhere, the details being hidden somewhere in the small print.
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A micro instance at amazon web services is free for the first year (then pay by usage). Micro instance is Linux vm.

MS are doing 750 hours free for a micro windows vm.
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Old 05.10.2011, 21:50
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ahm.. welcome to the forum...
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Old 05.10.2011, 22:04
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He is probably bitter, perhaps justifiably so, and is bad mouthing KVC all over the Net, wherever he found them mentioned in Google.

TBH, have felt like that myself. I doubt he will ever repost here, and to some extent, I believe him and will avoid this company...

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Re: Budget Web Hosting for 1st timers USD$4.99 one time fee

Opening up this old thread.


Anyone got experience with wix.com? I made a free website with them but to get my own domain I need to pay.It's expensive but very easy to build and manage the page.


Any other opinions are also welcome.


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Old 06.03.2015, 17:10
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...Anyone got experience with wix.com?...
No experience, but I can't help wondering how many locals from the Swiss-German regions would go near it.
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No experience, but I can't help wondering how many locals from the Swiss-German regions would go near it.


why do you say that?
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Re: Budget Web Hosting for 1st timers USD$4.99 one time fee

I must admit I do have a bit of a vested interest here as I'm a web designer by trade, but if the website you are setting up is e.g. likely to form an important part of a business plan (which I guess it might be having seen some of your other posts) then I wouldn't touch any of the free offerings with a bargepole. They are very inflexible which will become a problem as your business grows and it's difficult to put together a site that looks professional and attractive to your customers.
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...Anyone got experience with wix.com?...
No experience, but I can't help wondering how many locals from the Swiss-German regions would go near it.
why do you say that?
Because (in German) Wixer / Wichser has a less-than-positive connotation.

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Re: Budget Web Hosting for 1st timers USD$4.99 one time fee

Good afternoon all. I can see you guys know your stuff and decided to ask this here.

I use 1and1 since 2006 here in the UK.
I use their templates for my 2 websites. Easy SEO setup (after reading about it for few days) Google ranking is good and I no longer use addwords. Getting enough free enquiries now days.

I cannot find 1and1 in Switzerland, I'm I wrong?

Do you recommend that I just pay for my package with 1and1 here in the UK and have the website in Switzerland? Or do you think is better if I get a contract with a Swiss company?

Can you please recommend me similar company like 1and1 based in Switzerland where I can use their own web templates and create the website on my own.

Thank you all in advance.
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Hello,

Getting this topic back up.
I would like to have a small professional looking website which is self hosted so I can keep the content for me (unlike buying a domain on wordpress).
I will use the site domain name to have a professional looking email address which may help for my side business (currently using gmail so not great).

There are so many options!
I also saw that using a Swiss host triples the costs for the same service it seems.

My requirements
- low cost of ownership as I am just at the single business page - also transparent pricing
- some support (could be a US based host so I get support in the evening)
- an email address which matches the domain name.
- can choose a .ch domain (or transfer it easily once I buy it)
- ability to build myself the few web pages
- can transfer the site to another host in the future if this scales up


Any good idea for that?
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Hello,

Getting this topic back up.
I would like to have a small professional looking website which is self hosted so I can keep the content for me (unlike buying a domain on wordpress).
I will use the site domain name to have a professional looking email address which may help for my side business (currently using gmail so not great).

There are so many options!
I also saw that using a Swiss host triples the costs for the same service it seems.

My requirements
- low cost of ownership as I am just at the single business page - also transparent pricing
- some support (could be a US based host so I get support in the evening)
- an email address which matches the domain name.
- can choose a .ch domain (or transfer it easily once I buy it)
- ability to build myself the few web pages
- can transfer the site to another host in the future if this scales up


Any good idea for that?

If you want it for static website you can use github pages + own domain.

Github pages are free, so you will have only a cost of your domain.
For email, you need domain, zoho has 'free forever' plan which you can use within your domain: https://www.zoho.com/mail/zohomail-pricing.html also yandex has free email service for your domain: https://connect.yandex.com/mail


So if you do it right, the only cos you will have is cost of the domain (and it doesn't matter where will you register it).


Compnents needed are overall:
- domain
- dns
- hosting provider
- mail provider


If you need some more help support I can do it (on some good terms- in such case send me a PM) -> I operate such setup for my own domain.
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The world has moved on - try wixi.com, weebly.com etc
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The world has moved on - try wixi.com, weebly.com etc

These are not free nor anywhere close to that if you want custom domain and no ads.
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If you want it for static website you can use github pages + own domain.

Github pages are free, so you will have only a cost of your domain.
For email, you need domain, zoho has 'free forever' plan which you can use within your domain: https://www.zoho.com/mail/zohomail-pricing.html also yandex has free email service for your domain: https://connect.yandex.com/mail


So if you do it right, the only cos you will have is cost of the domain (and it doesn't matter where will you register it).


Compnents needed are overall:
- domain
- dns
- hosting provider
- mail provider


If you need some more help support I can do it (on some good terms- in such case send me a PM) -> I operate such setup for my own domain.
Thanks.
I checked Github Pages but I do not get how you can have your domain email address with it.

Yandex is Russian so this is out of the question.
I am checking Zoho - thx for the tip.
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If you have a domain then you can use "gmail for your domain" - gmail but with your own email address (no need to register your domain with Google).
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I checked Github Pages but I do not get how you can have your domain email address with it.

Yandex is Russian so this is out of the question.
I am checking Zoho - thx for the tip.

There are 3 separate things:
-> Domain
-> email
-> hosting


You do NOT have to have them as one package, you can mix and match as you wish.
Github pages can be used for hosting of a static website (for free - however there might be restrictions on 'commercial' sites)



Zoho is only for email / collaboration


For Domain you'd have to buy something.
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If you have a domain then you can use "gmail for your domain" - gmail but with your own email address (no need to register your domain with Google).

Yes, but that isn't free.
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