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  1. peter rogers

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    got website done by our man Njones great job so far

    going get some input from u guys on here
    and yes alot of stock photos due to ive been a one man band so new pics going up nxt week
     
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    Looks good :thumbsup:
     
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    Sorry about the loading issues earlier - Wordpress 4.5 was released today & I was updating the site & the plugins.
     
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    What sort of cost is involved with websites.?
     
  8. Guido Possum

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    #8 Guido Possum, Apr 17, 2016
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    Almost none.

    Domain registration: ~$12 per year
    Hosting: shared servers are all anyone uses around here; for $4-$6/month you generally get unlimited subdomains, unlimited email accounts and to host someone else's site you simply create a folder in your /public_html then point their domain at that - cost them nothing to do this since they're already paying rent on that server.

    So for hosting, about $5/£2 per month.

    Everything else is just profit.

    Building the site takes a few minutes with WordPress, though they do have to create a few pages and copy/paste some text in those pages, but these days any moron that can use a word processor and possesses a sprinkle of net literacy can create a WordPress site with a one-click install, then (still using WordPress), mosey-on over to the theme-browser and one-click one you like them add a few free plugins to instantly add things like slide-shows, ajax sliding menus and other perty thangs.

    WordPress is free. There're oodles of themes that're free, so all you need to pay for are the domain/year and server/month.

    The only thing you cannot one-click-install and it applies as equally to amateur web-designers as to yourself is standout, attractive visual design; whoever creates the site either has that "eye" for visual awesomeness, or they don't and in the case of the later no amount of css editing will make an average-looking site brilliant.
     
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    One very important thing too:
    Unless you are given the admin login details for the Linux server itself (as you when you pay for your own hosted server/virtual server), if all you're given is the WordPress admin login I mean; then they own your site and may delete it at anytime and there's nothing at all you can do about it because you have no control over their server - and WordPress is simply software that can be uninstalled any time.

    My point is, you're much better off overall if you spend a bit of time learning the basics yourself, and having complete control of your own site, than to go with the cheap-hosted route and wind up completely at the mercy of whoever server your wordpress install is on.

    Imagine your site starts generating traffic; the payments.php page gets a sudden influx of customers and your host - who simply has to view your wordpress activity in the multi-install dashboard - decides you're now going to pay £60/month or your site will be uninstalled?

    Just saying; there's nothing stopping that happening if you let someone else 'create/host' and 'manage' a wordpress site for you on their server.
     
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