Webhost for my first website: Lunarpages
Just as I was very thorough in researching for a domain registrar, I similarly did quite a load of research into my choice of webhost for my first website. Like I always say, I don’t want to make a hurried choice which might lead to stupid regrets later. Thus, off I dived into the ocean of information, or should I say a huge haystack of information. This time, the haystack has several needles in it and my goal is to search for the best needle that would serve me best for my weaving.
Yes, I took notes, I made a list with 2 additional columns for pros and cons, and acted out the whole regimen of exercises that one does when one is faced with a lot of choices and options. Of course the final page of the bunch of notes resulting from my research contained the final conclusion: “Webhost for my first website: Lunarpages”.
Even though I had seen and analyzed a lot of webhosting companies earlier, my first cursory scanning of Lunarpages’ offerings alone kept me glued there and made me forget about the rest. You know why? While the majority of webhosts are trying to keep you confined within specific space and bandwidth limits designed to maximize their profits, Lunarpages gives you total freedom. Unlimited space. Unlimited bandwidth. Who can top that? Not only that. They give you all that for a crazy low price of $4.95/month!
The question arises: How can a company afford to give unlimited space and bandwidth? Well, if you really want to know, this is your chance to test how Lunarpages Support deals with queries, both from their clients or non-clients. Go to Lunarpages and ask.
The other juicy add-ons to their service are the following:
- Free domain name. (For the first year only. After the first year, you pay an annual fee of $12.95 for the domain name.)*
- Unlimited storage
- Unlimited bandwith
- unlimited domain hosting
- unlimited subdomains
- unlimited parked domains
- unlimited MySQL
- $775 free bonuses
- POP3/SMTP included
- email accounts unlimited
- email forwarding unlimited
- email autoresponders unlimited
- webmail 2 types included
- mailing list included
- spam protection included
- ecommerce included
- Free Web Scripts:
- Fantastico Script Library included
- Blogs 3 included
- Content Management 6 included
- SMF Forum included
- Guest Book included
- Web site templates included
- Media Support:
- Flash support included
- MIDI file support included
- REal Media Audio & Video support included
I am now into my first months with Lunarpages. Support is prompt and very friendly. Any future additional websites of mine shall certainly be hosted by them. Recently, I ventured into creating a subdomain: binaural-isochronic.moralde.com. Another first. All in all, I am perfectly contented with Lunarpages as my webhost for my first website.
*Some webhosts offer free domain name for life. That is, as long as you continue having them as your webhost, your domain is free.
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