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Looking for hosting site
Yuli Wu, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | | Posted: 8:28 PM on 11.02.10
->> Hey everyone,
I'm looking for referrals for good hosting sites.
I've checked out Fat Cow, Go Daddy but are there that's great with
flash websites?
thanks
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 12:14 AM on 11.03.10
->> I use hostdog.net for my sites, you can do anything and get a lot with the package. It's a bit more expensive than some, also use 1&1 for some domains and they seem really good for that at least.
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Yuli Wu, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | | Posted: 12:25 AM on 11.03.10
->> Thanks Mike for the input.
Much appreciated!
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 12:41 AM on 11.03.10
->> Try this one as I just built a new site using them. www.squarespace.com If you want a look at my site here is the address www.dorancreatives.net it took me a little over 6 hours to put it together.
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Chris Mackler, Photographer
Cape Girardeau | MO | United States | Posted: 12:43 AM on 11.03.10
->> Yuli, out of curiosity, why do you want a flash site? If you're really interested in flash, you should use a service such as LiveBooks that has a html framework so your site will appear in search engines. Without such a framework, Flash sites do not appear in search engines. They also do not work on iPhone / iPod / iPad devices and many other mobile platforms. PhotoShelter had a good post about using flash as a photographer, I would suggest you check it out:

Flash Websites for Photographers, Good Idea or Kiss of Death?
http://bit.ly/avf4KF

Whatever your decision, best of luck.

- Chris
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 12:53 AM on 11.03.10
->> I'm a little confused on the question - Flash is a way of creating/presenting content; hosting is something that you put the files on, whether it's flash or HTML.

That said, if you want flash, Livebooks is great (but a bit on the expensive side); there's also Showit.

If you want hosting, I've had a really good experience with InMotion Hosting (inmotionhosting.com), ranging from small sites all the way up to 50-domain database-driven sites.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 7:01 AM on 11.03.10
->> 1and1.com has been really good for me. 24/7 tech support and really inexpensive to host with. I've got a wordpress site and a rapidweaver site with them...

http://order.1and1.com:80/xml/order/Hosting;jsessionid=DACD2403E44DE014B62E109FD1343556.TCpfix141b?__frame=_top&__lf=Static

pm-r
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Yuli Wu, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | | Posted: 12:46 PM on 11.04.10
->> I had my Flash site built last year and paid hefty money. my current site need some tweaking and am not familiar with the Flash nor the computer lingos for a good hosting place. thanks everyone for your input and helpfulness.
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Luke Johnson, Photographer, Student/Intern
St.Petersburg | FL | USA | Posted: 2:28 PM on 11.04.10
->> I'd personally stay away from 1and1. While they do have good tech support, their customer service has to be the worst I have ever had to deal with.
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N. Scott Trimble, Photographer
Lake Oswego | OR | USA | Posted: 2:32 PM on 11.04.10
->> Sitewelder has always been great, and now they offer a smartdevice website seamless with your flash site. I am actually moving over to BlueHost though because I am making my site more blog integrated and away from Flash. They start at $6.95/mo and are WordPress optimized.
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Max Gersh, Photographer, Photo Editor
New Castle | IN | USA | Posted: 2:35 PM on 11.04.10
->> I have been using 1and1 for 3-4 years now and have never had a single problem. When I needed support, they helped me very quickly.
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Tami Chappell, Photographer, Photo Editor
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 2:46 PM on 11.04.10
->> Yuli
I use photobiz.com for one of my websites which you can have flash and/or a html site. I have found it to be the most idiot proof site I have ever used especially for uploading pics. The customer service has been great. I also recently have uploaded a website on godaddy and purchased a wordpress template called Photo Nexus Wordpress gallery 2 in 1 from Themeforest. It has been extremely easy. Email me if you want more information.
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Andrew Fielding, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 4:38 PM on 11.04.10
->> I use Arvixe.com been using them since just after Arvand started the business. They have real support (in the US), and are a great company to work with, highly, highly recommended. In 5+ years of them hosting my website i've had less than 5 hours of total downtime (including scheduled maintenance), that's insane uptime compared to other host I've ever used.
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Yuli Wu, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | | Posted: 9:29 PM on 11.07.10
->> Thanks everyone! This has been very helpful!
Can someone please tell me what is workdpress?
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington/Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 8:41 AM on 05.17.12
->> I've looked at a couple of the providers listed above.

My situation. I have a provider for my main site and Photoshelter running the backend. I want to add another domain name with a single splash page or a redirect so when people hit that (the new site) they get sent to my current one.

Any one provider good for that? I can easily do the page. Looking for an inexpensive alternative. It may grow later, but I don't anticipate that.

So, to make it short. I want "newpage1".com to redirect to my www.alanlook.com. I need to register and set up "newpage1".com
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Juerg Schreiter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 12:05 PM on 05.17.12
->> ipowerweb.net has been very reliable for many years
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 12:28 PM on 05.17.12
->> In the past I was a great supporter of GoDaddy. Last week I had a rude awakening when out of the blue I received an email telling me I was in violation of GoDaddy's TOS. Seems that last June GoDaddy went on to redefine what unlimited means and 11 months later I got caught exceeding my unlimited number of files.

And before anyone asks.... we were hosting 2.6 million files whereas unlimited is now defined as 500,000. Needless to say I too am looking for solutions, not the least of which may be to get a Comcast Business line dropped here and host a server here internally. Most of the companies mentioned here have 200,000 stated as the definition of unlimited in their TOS'es... I know because I spent a decent chunk of time reading tos'es Friday.
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Peter Wine, Photographer, Photo Editor
Dayton | OH | USA | Posted: 1:03 PM on 05.17.12
->> While I have a couple of pages on Godaddy.com, I have another on Aplus.net, that has been going strong since 1999 with no real problems I'm aware of.
They aren't a 'flash' site, but will likely support the flash site you've got.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 1:37 PM on 05.17.12
->> Eric, you may have to step up from either "shared hosting" or a "virtual private server" to a dedicated server to avoid the file limit. (Or course hosting your own eliminates this problem as well.)

I've been with Hostgator since S2F shutdown a few years back with no complaints. Here is their info on inode limits:
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/pre-sales-policies/rules-terms-of-ser...
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Tod Gomes, Photographer, Assistant
Pleasant Hill | CA | USA | Posted: 4:00 PM on 05.17.12
->> www.ice9-networks.com Ask for Clint, he will take care of you. (I've been with them for about 8 years).
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Mark Sutton, Photographer
Herndon | VA | USA | Posted: 9:09 PM on 05.17.12
->> Why flash? It's a thing of the past. Won't show on either an iPad or iPhone. Hard to update too and is a SEO nightmare. I'm using a combination of GoDaddy and PhotoShelter.
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Tom Ewart, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 9:43 PM on 05.17.12
->> I hsve switched to Arvix in the past year and think they are a good deal. I was with purehost for 5-6 years before, they were pretty solid as well.
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Tim Lester, Photographer
Edwards | IL | USA | Posted: 8:14 AM on 05.18.12
->> Any web hosting company will have pros and cons and sometimes you get what you pay for. I have setup sites on GoDaddy, iPowerweb and currently using hostmonster. They all have limitations, like file limits Eric mentioned, bandwidth limits and concurrent user connection limits. You exceed any of these and you can get your site disabled temporarily or dropped as a customer, depending on their TOS. Generally you are sharing a server with 100 other websites, so to keep performance reasonable they have to have limits set. Getting a dedicated server removes these limitations but the cost goes up really quick, $5-10/month shared to $150+/month for dedicated hosting.

@Yuli - You might have a large investment in Flash, but you might want to cut the cord now and start fresh.

@Alan - Almost all hosting sites can do you what you need to do, it's call a Redirect.

@Eric - Like Kevin said, you need to move to a dedicated server or host your own internally. Depending on your web server skills and OS of choice the later can be a great deal of time.
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 2:02 PM on 05.19.12
->> neonsky.com
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 10:34 PM on 05.19.12
->> I use InMotionHosting and have had no problems. And when I've had a question about how to do something their support has been quick, accurate and to the point helpful.
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Derek Montgomery, Photographer
Duluth | MN | USA | Posted: 1:38 PM on 05.20.12
->> From today on LifeHacker

"Five Best Web Hosting Companies"

http://lifehac.kr/JI9CdO
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