deals1 year of eleven2 s-200 web hosting for only $25…

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Okay a few questions here from a noob!
I want to make a site..
I can purchase the name(Domain) off of go daddy, and host it using this?
This is a great price for hosting( I think ) and has anyone used this hosting service before? I almost purchased a thing from gator host when it was on sale. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

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I actually ordered this last year when they had it.
So far, never had an issue. Their interface is a bit of a pain with the various password rules/logins to get anywhere, but otherwise no issues at all.

I got my domain from dreamhost, no issues with it. They have tons of pre-ready CMS systems ready to install with a click of a button. Just keep in mind that the price jumps considerably after the first year. I, personally, won't be renewing due to the fact that I have found a severe lack of a need for a website. The stuff I used it for though, including hosting programs for various classes (upwards of 300 megs for some), have gone without a hitch.

Also, I like the webdisk capabilities that they have, allowing me to upload without a useless FTP client. All in all, good deal.

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This is a shared hosting. I use a dedicated server and use hostgator. Great support and very reliable. If you are just starting out start with godaddy hosting and move on from there

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@bigfrank: GoDaddy's web hosting is the horrible!!!

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I've been using 1and1.com for my hosting and one big difference is that 1and1 has unlimited space and bandwidth as part of their Hosting (linux or Windows) plans. 1and1 does have a lot of features in their package and their interface is not perfect, but it's not bad. My suggestion, take a look at the once listed in the discussion here and compare them and pick the one that you feel has what you want.

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@ionix: Yes. You can purchase hosting and the domain name separately. If you already have the domain from GoDaddy when you sign up for hosting simply choose "Use Existing Domain" when purchasing the hosting. It will ask you to provide the domain you own. However, you always want to purchase the domain first and then the hosting (if you are going to do it separately).

Once you have bought the domain and then the hosting package you will need to update DNS (Name servers) for your domain to point to the one provided by your hosting provider.

FYI: I do not host this company so I'm not sure as to the actual name server info and what not. I currently have my domains with 1and1 (relatively cheap with free private registration). However, I do have my hosting separate with a different company.

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@perishedstar: Yes it is not the best but for someone that is starting out they can get by with Godaddy. Since he has his domain with them GoDaddy;s software is a snap to get a site up and they will help him along, Once he gets the hang of it then he can move on.
Right now I own 36 domains and a dedicated server with Hostgator. I am thinking of going to another hosting company cause of the over $200 bill with them per month

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@ionix Yes you can purchase a domain anywhere and use it with your Eleven2 hosting account. You just need to point the DNS to Eleven2.

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@centrigma: I've used 1 and 1 for years also. It costs more than this, but everything is unlimited (in the business package) and I have no real complaints.

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@ionix: Remember that GoDaddy came out in support of SOPA a couple of years ago, if that's the sort of thing to influence your decision. It certainly influenced my decision to cancel my hosting & domain registration with them.

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i have done hosting separate than buying the domain name and it was fine. I use hostgator and have been very happy with them. I plan to try out this company as backup hosting and see how they are. GoDaddy has cheap domain names but i havent found anyone as cheap as them (namecheap is close). Has anyone found cheap domain names to pair with this hosting company?

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@prettywootprincess: It appears 7-11 uses rackspace as their hosting provider :P Good deal though!

Tracing route to 7-eleven.com [72.32.71.138] over a maximum of 30 hops:

[1-4 Redacted]
5 25 ms 22 ms 23 ms xe-10-2-1.edge4.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.31.111.65]
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 28 ms 22 ms 25 ms ae-73-73.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.148.253]
8 43 ms 42 ms 43 ms ae-7-7.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.134.21]
9 50 ms 48 ms 49 ms ae-63-63.csw1.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.151.133]
10 44 ms 41 ms 40 ms ae-1-60.edge2.Dallas3.Level3.net [4.69.145.12]
11 44 ms 44 ms 48 ms RACKSPACE-M.edge2.Dallas3.Level3.net [4.59.36.50]
12 53 ms 46 ms 44 ms corea.dfw1.rackspace.net [74.205.108.34]
13 45 ms 43 ms 45 ms core3.dfw1.rackspace.net [74.205.108.7]
14 56 ms 45 ms 43 ms aggr101a.dfw1.rackspace.net [72.3.129.53]
15 51 ms 62 ms 42 ms 72.32.71.138

Trace complete.

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Thanks for the info guys,
A couple more questions after reading these comments.
I still have yet to purchase the domain name and planning to in the upcoming months. I was told Go daddy was okay to pick a domain name, that's why I mentioned them. Any others recommended?
Also as site building goes, pages, tabs, article sections, etc. That can be done with the actual hosting site? I thought I had to build it from scratch? or have someone build one for me. I am looking for a plain site builder to make. Nothing fancy. I do know Photoshop but don't know the dimensions for site building. Again any help on this would be great. I have been wanting to make this site for a while but so much information on the net has pointed me to various directions. =(

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Good price, but make sure you look into renewal prices. Moving your domain around is not a simple thing to do, even to save some money.

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One of the things that I have heard about Go Daddy is that they make it a real pain if you want to switch DNS or hosting providers at a later point in time.
Personally I use 1and1 for both my DNS and hosting. I've never had any issues. They have various site building tools and templates online as well as downloadable software included in hosting packages.

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I didn't have much trouble migrating from GoDaddy to NameCheap. They're a pretty inexpensive domain registrar (although their hosting isn't the cheapest). I think GoDaddy might have cleaned up their act a little - not the part where they objectify women in their advertisements, but the part where they make it a pain to change registrars.

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@ionix: I don't mind GoDaddy but they charge extra for some stuff (like Private domain registration). Whenever you register a domain the information of the person who registered must be made publicly available on the internet. The information must display the persons name, physical or mailing address, and phone number. When you do this you usually get bombarded with junk mail in the mail and fake domain renewal offers. That's why a lot of people opt to get private registrations -- GoDaddy offers them but charges extra for it. Regardless of where you decide to register your domains I highly recommend you add private registration.

I personally use 1and1 for my domain registrations because they offer free private domain registration as an option with all domain purchases. Also, most domain purchases with 1and1 are discounted on the first year (right now 7.99 for first year and 10.99 to renew the years that follow).

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@centrigma: How has 1and1 been for you? I'm seeing quite a bit of complaints around the internet when looking them up. A lot of closed complaints through the BBB, but they say the underlying problem has not been resolved.

I would like to not find random charges on my account and be able to cancel the service after the 12 year commitment if I need to without continuing to be charged...

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@ionix: Also, when it comes to actually building your site you can do it whichever way you want to. You can build it from scratch and then uploaded to your hosting account. Or you can simply use a CMS (content management system) which you can use to manage your site. You simply edit the content.

Popular examples of CMS' are WordPress, Concrete5, and a lot more (some are more complicated than others). I personally have found a little known CMS called "GetSimple CMS" to be my favorite. It is extremely easy to use, modify, and to use with custom designs.

Anyways according to the Eleven2 website they use "Softaculous" which automatically installs scripts on your hosting account for you to use. (It will install WordPress, Concrete5 or other blog/CMS scripts that you may choose to use). Basically, once you've installed it you can select a theme / template to use and start setting up your content.

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@zetalidan: In the past 1and1 was known for their infamous cancellation policy. It was like cancelling a two-year phone contract but worse!

Back in the day in order to be able to cancel your contract with 1and1 you had to print out a cancellation sheet which they provided and actually sign it and fax it back to them with a copy of your drivers license, so they could compare the signatures. I doubt most people knew this was the process you had to do to cancel your services, but it was. So unless they received the fax with your drivers licensed and the signed cancellation form they would keep charging you. Some people even complained because they were sent to collections even though they thought they had cancelled their account.

Anyways, 1and1 has since changed their policy. They now allow you to cancel your account or services/domains as you wish online with only your username and password, using the cancel.1and1.com site.

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Thank you guys for the info, I thought I had to go through splicing, editing, etc with custom built sites. I don't know if I am going to go through with it this time because the domain names have yet to be purchased. I will keep all this info in mind though for when it is time! Thank you all.

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I didn't see the edit come up after posting, here we go again..
Can I purchase a hosting such as this one without the domain being purchased yet? Domains do seem to be expensive especially the .coms.(Checked on godaddy) Thanks.

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@jyoz22: Over 40% of the complaints closed through the BBB are from the last 12 months (10 just last Friday, even). I'd really like to trust them, but all my research says not to. Most hosting review sites, sites that were made in the last year, have 1and1 at just about the bottom of all their lists.

I might give a try with a prepaid card or something, if I can.

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@zetalidan: Yeah. I don't host with them. I did try their (1and1) hosting for about a week and was not too happy with it, I canceled and they were able to refund me my hosting money though they did tell me that I would not qualify for any more money-back guarantees as you are limited to one.

I only use 1and1 for domains and I ALWAYS make sure to pay using PayPal -- that way just in case I can simply cancel my contract with them from PayPal's website. I think I have always used PayPal to purchase my hosting (with the exception of when I signed up for DreamHost). I was able to get Dreamhost for 9.99 for 1 year. I truly loved it, but once my year ended It renewed at $119.99 per year so I switched to a smaller hosting company with less space/bandwidth at a more affordable price.

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Eleven2 offers more of a premium hosting service than 1&1 and godaddy. We include Litespeed, cloudlinux, cloudflare and even live web stats built into our panel http://www.eleven2.com/blog/2012/12/12/real-time-web-analytics-inside-e2panel/

For this price you are getting a great deal. Remember at anytime you can upgrade or downgrade. After a year if you want to get on our cheapest package ($4.95/m) you can make that switch with no downtime.

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@eleven2scott: It is certainly a great deal. I think the conversation regarding 1and1 and GoDaddy were in regards to the question about where to purchase the domain names separately, not the hosting. You can't beat all the features you are offering for $25 for a year.

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@eleven2scott: Is this just for today? I've got nothing until the 30th. If the deal was available then, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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@zetalidan: The coupon will be good until February 1st.

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Didn't see this mentioned, but wanted to chime in and add bluehost to that list of good host/domain sites. They have really amazing support and I've had no problem with them