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Question by Keitosan: I need a good web host that does e-commerce?
I used UK2.net as a web host for a while but they were unreliable and there site wasn’t very user friendly. I am looking for a host that is fairly cheap but reliable. I am using my own design for the website NOT a template.

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Answer by pete234
Have a look at hostmonster.com

They have a great customer service and very little downtime. Very cheap as well considering what you get.

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Question by : how do i use my public ip adress with my webserver to host website?
I have created a virtual web server using the windows server 2008 r2 sp1 operating system. I did so by installing a disk image of windows server 2008 onto vmware as a guest operatins system. My ISP is with sprint and they have given me my public ip adress that is static. I have purchased a domain name with godaddy.com. Now i want to point my domain name to my virtual web server and use the public IP address that sprint has given me, and then assign the public IP address to my virtual web server.

Is this possible to do?
I know i can just purchase web hosting for cheap but i’m doing this out of curiosity.
Thanks for your response techwing.
So if i point the authoritative DNS server of go daddy to my public ip address, then how do i set my virtual web server to host that ip address? I’ve tried messing with the subnet, default gatway, preferred and alternative dns ip settings but i can’t seem to get it to work.

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Answer by Techwing
Yes, it’s perfectly possible.

If someone types www.yourdomain.com, his computer will look up the authoritative DNS server for yourdomain.com. The authoritative DNS server is a server that provides the IP address for domain names in a specific domain. Since your domain is registered with GoDaddy, GoDaddy maintains the authoritative DNS servers for your domain, so the computer of anyone trying to visit your site will consult these DNS servers to get your IP address.

What you need to do is tell GoDaddy to update its authoritative DNS servers for your domain with the static IP address that you’ve obtained from your ISP, so that anyone looking up your domain will be directed to the IP address of your server. Typically domain registrars like GoDaddy provide you with some sort of control panel or account settings page on which you can specify the IP addresses and subdomain names that you want for your registered domains. You have to use this interface on GoDaddy’s Web site to enter the static IP address of your Web server for each subdomain you want served by the server (www.yourdomain.com, yourdomain.com, or whatever). Once this is done, the DNS servers usually are updated and propagate within 24 hours (typically much faster), and then anyone in the world typing your domain name will be sent directly to your Web server.

Keep in mind that once you do this, your Web server must stay online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So if you run your server as a guest operating system, it has to continue running that way forever. You cannot shut the machine down (except for emergencies) because requests for your domain might arrive at any moment off the Net.

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Question by VallieValVal: Web Hosting in New Zealand; recommended companies for hosting?
I am creating a small personal web site to show some of my photography and design work. I won’t need much space despite the fact there will be images. I’m looking around for web hosting online; however I’m finding it difficult to see which web hosts to trust, as some plans seem so much cheaper than others and have fantastic deals… can’t help but think it’s too good to be true! Do you recommend any companies? Personal experience? Of course, being a small personal website I want the cheapest plan and I don’t want huge expenses. I can create websites and know HTML and CSS, so I will do this myself. I just need to be able to put this somewhere so it will be online. Thanks!

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Answer by Kerry
I think most people are looking for US based hosting since it’s more reliable/affordable. Not familiar with NZ based hosting, but if you’re interested to US hosting, I would suggest arvixe which is LA based company. you can check out http://www.webhostpark.com for latest promotion.

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Question by VallieValVal: Web Hosting in New Zealand; recommended companies for hosting?
I am creating a small personal web site to show some of my photography and design work. I won’t need much space despite the fact there will be images. I’m looking around for web hosting online; however I’m finding it difficult to see which web hosts to trust, as some plans seem so much cheaper than others and have fantastic deals… can’t help but think it’s too good to be true! Do you recommend any companies? Personal experience? Of course, being a small personal website I want the cheapest plan and I don’t want huge expenses. I can create websites and know HTML and CSS, so I will do this myself. I just need to be able to put this somewhere so it will be online. Thanks!

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Answer by Michael Katz
GoDaddy.com (probably the cheapest of all)
HostGator.com
Peer1.com

These are all legit companies.

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