website costs?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by fedele, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. fedele

    fedele Guest

    Hi:

    I am planning to build a website with articles and news and a forum like this one PHP. You know standard stuff , not custom made. I am planning on maintining it myself with the help of volunteers.

    Now, as a big time NEWBIE. can you guys recomend hosting options, a decent price for the backend and frontend design that I should pay? you know an aproximate in order not to get ripped off.

    Any ideas or advice are welcome.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    fedele

    I am also putting together a forum, based in medicine...allready have notable physicians and researchers on board.

    this is a great thread, so thanx for starting this...we will learn together
     
  3. fedele

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    really?


    what's that supposed to mean?...

    OOOHHH I get it MR. BIGTIME WEB DESIGNER PROGRAMMER SIR , sorry if I intruded into your HIGH PROFILE BUSINESS EXECUTIVE DECISSION MAKING LIFE....but thanks for taking some time from your BUUUSSSSSY AGENDA to reply to my miserable post....you probably know it all about computers, but HEY! I BET that's all you know about and care about and you don't give yourself a chance to learn soomething new and enjoy it. RIGHT? Yes I will LEARN LEARN LEARN.....and ANY advice is appreaciated and welcome. Isn't that what a forum is all about?



    :confused:
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    fidele

    you missunderstood my post

    I really am in the dark about this with you...I am not a mtr web sisgner at all.

    I really am looking forward to this thread...I'm surorised you thought my post was facetious...it is not
     
  5. Sazar

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    Re: really?

    there was not reason for you to flame dealer...

    behavior like that has no place here m8... dealer was making a statement on what he himself is doing..

    personally I have not been out there setting up large websites like this place.. BUT I did have a look around @ a few places to see the prices... for hosting a website like you have said..

    the general thing seems to be the usage... I suppose as your bandwidth usage increases... a cost increase is only appropriate...

    http://www.low-cost-web-hosting-guide.com/globat.shtml

    this is just an example... of the bandwitdh et al that comes... untill people like waddy/electronic punk/mdsalih and others respond.... people who have more info on the costs on running THIS website... hopefully the link I provided will serve as some form of guideline for you to see the approximate costs...

    reason I linked that page is coz it is actually a webhosting review... has advantages and disadvantages of the listed hosts listed...
     
  6. fedele

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    oh man I feel terrible.... embarrassed.... English is my second language and I really misunderstood, I thought you were being sarcastic with the medicine thread....anyway accept my apologies. I hope you understand. Sorry again!
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    cool...let's learn together
     
  8. Perris Calderon

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    sazar...thanx for that link...I'll get to it later today

    my idea of course, is to get running as inexpensively as possible, and increase bandwidth if the need arises...hopefully, and then, the expense will take care of itself
     
  9. madmatt

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    if you are looking for help on your site, my best friend is a super smart RPh, and I am not kidding; he knows it all. let me know, he may be interested in helping out.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

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    haha @ the tiny misunderstanding...

    messing on with phpnuke taught me alot about php!
     
  11. Geffy

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    I am also in the process of learnin PHP as well. I want to make a PHP/MySQL based site. I got some books on it. I am plannin on doing most of it with DreamWeaverMX.

    A good PHP testing solution, phpdev
    get version 432 as that is the most recent version of PHP that most servers will be running at the mo. The alternative is to get Apache, PHP and MySQL and install and config them on your PC separately.
    PHPdev: http://www.firepages.com.au
    Apache and PHP on Windows : http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25153
     
  12. madmatt

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    phpnuke? *laugh* =)
     
  13. SPeedY_B

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    didn't XP-erience run on phpnuke (waaaaay back in the VERY beginning) ??? :D
     
  14. Electronic Punk

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    I completely ripped phpnuke to pieces for XP-erience, but it never went live :(
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Heh, well VirtuaNews and vB seem to do the job fine.

    I think it was back when xp was whistler and xp-erience had those luna themes that it was phpnuke... cant remember, was too long ago :p :D
     
  16. fedele

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    hmmm...not sure if I want to spend all that time learning PHP/MySQL stuff...plus HTML and FLASH (cool)

    Anyway these are the BASIC costs I have come up with so far after searching the web page sazar recommended and others:


    vBulletin $135 a year (second year is $85)
    Domain name $19.95 a year
    Hosting $7.95 a month $96 a year.

    Total costs $250.95


    ;)
     
  17. madmatt

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    Shop around on the domain reg, I know of places you can get it for 15/year. I get mine for 10/year through Tucows/opensrs.net

    You just have to find a site that participates.

    As for learning PHP/mySQL, I suggest you look into it. You can make killer websites with these two very powerful open source languages. And best of all, it's not that hard once you get the hang of it.
     
  18. fedele

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    Yes, but basically that's the cost ....let's round the numbers to $200 a year if you search in the allies of the net for the lowest cost...:p


    Now what about the design? Any suggestions on really cool templates?
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    £3.50 a year for my domain ... good ol' .co.uk, cheap as. :D

    Best design? one you made yourself.
    If you're going to be making a big site, with a large community/number of users you're probably going to end up using some form of content management system (possibly more cost). eg this site uses VirtuaNews, so you will probably be able to get pre-made templates/themes.
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    madmatt...thanx...I'll get in touch with you soon