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RVD26 4,129 355 January 25, 2016 at 01:01 PM
Looking for a good web host for a small business.
Just looking for something basic, nothing over the top.
I have never had a website before, so I need something with good support.

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squarespace.com
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I've had good luck with 1&1. They get lousy reviews but I've never had a problem. Pricing is good, support is fine, whenever I've had to get in touch with them they knew how to solve the issue. They try to upsell me but I'm not an easy mark. I used their free tool to create a small website for myself, which is more than adequate, and use their IMAP email. Total cost is about $20.00 a quarter.
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Quote from RVD26 View Post :
Looking for a good web host for a small business.
Just looking for something basic, nothing over the top.
I have never had a website before, so I need something with good support.
Squarespace could be a good option for simplicity.
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I've had good luck with 1&1. They get lousy reviews but I've never had a problem. Pricing is good, support is fine, whenever I've had to get in touch with them they knew how to solve the issue. They try to upsell me but I'm not an easy mark. I used their free tool to create a small website for myself, which is more than adequate, and use their IMAP email. Total cost is about $20.00 a quarter.
I've used 1&1 and rarely have big problems, just lots of little annoyances.

Generally,I discourage people from using these site builders that are tied to a specific webhost as they give you less control and make switching hosts harder. I prefer to use a content management system.

There are numerous threads where webhosting has been discussed in the past. Look at the similar threads box at the bottom and try the search box, but make sure you include results from tech support,
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I've had good luck with 1&1. They get lousy reviews but I've never had a problem. Pricing is good, support is fine, whenever I've had to get in touch with them they knew how to solve the issue. They try to upsell me but I'm not an easy mark. I used their free tool to create a small website for myself, which is more than adequate, and use their IMAP email. Total cost is about $20.00 a quarter.
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Squarespace could be a good option for simplicity.

I've used 1&1 and rarely have big problems, just lots of little annoyances.

Generally,I discourage people from using these site builders that are tied to a specific webhost as they give you less control and make switching hosts harder. I prefer to use a content management system.

There are numerous threads where webhosting has been discussed in the past. Look at the similar threads box at the bottom and try the search box, but make sure you include results from tech support,
How is HostGator?
I just signed for 1 month of service based on a couple of recommendations I read elsewhere.
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I also need a host that can at least forward emails to my current email address or a new email account altogether.
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I also need a host that can at least forward emails to my current email address or a new email account altogether.
That's possible with most any webhost. Most provide email hosting with imap access. The quality of the webmail implementation varies, but you can use a desktop client like thunderbird or outlook. Some web hosts have restrictive email options like a 1gb email account quota.

You can also separate your email from your web hosting and use google apps for your domain or outlook for your domain. You just have to change your domain setting to use a service like this. Google apps charges $20/user/year, outlook.com used to be free but is now $60+ / year. Zoho mail still offers free service with some limits. These services can be a good option if the mail options provided by your webhost aren't satisfactory.

You can also setup some email accounts like a gmail account to download email messages from a different email server. This can be used to backup your email.
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I also need a host that can at least forward emails to my current email address or a new email account altogether.
I don't care who you choose for web hosting. I think you should sue GMail for email forwarding.
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I don't care who you choose for web hosting. I think you should sue GMail for email forwarding.
Sue or use?
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Sue or use?
I think they clearly meant use.

I would disagree, email forwarding can generally come across a unprofessional. If you prefer gmail to whatever your webhost offers, just pay google $20/user/year or try zoho mail.
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I'd recommend Hostgator's Baby web hosting package. Low cost and should give you all you need to get started plus good support.
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Go with godaddy for web hosting
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hostgator is best option
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