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January 8, 2009 1:49 PM   Subscribe

I need to put together a website for an event I'm helping organise in July this year. It needs about 6 pages, max - home page; info about the venue and order of the day; attendees list; sponsors page with an ability to add in the sponsors' logo and a link to their website (we're talking people wtih etsy craft pages who pay a tenner to support the event, not big corporate sponsors)

Obviously there are MILLIONS of web hosting sites out there. I need something * cheap (£5 a month ish) * simple (no masses of moving images and weird flash stuff * easy to use (I can do some html coding but nothing fancy. We don't NEED fancy) * UK based if possible.

Can you give me concrete examples of hosting sites you use which have these features and I can get something up and running asap? There are so many I can't choose!

Please feel free to ask further questions if I'm missing something here. Thank you!
posted by LyzzyBee to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Oops - I also have to be able to point our registered but webspace-free domain name to the new website I set up. Sorry I forgot to say that!
posted by LyzzyBee at 1:52 PM on January 8, 2009


34sp: http://www.34sp.com

They're dead cheap, reliable enough and have always come back to me fast and effectively on support issues. Their £15 per year account will have more than enough for html, and it will support a good php/MySQL or ASP site if you get ambitious.

I've used them for 4 years now. I believe they're based in Manchester.
posted by godawful at 2:19 PM on January 8, 2009


I've used Vistaprint and love their interface / dashboard. It was the first website builder I've used that actually did what it said it would do. Very stable. Lots of templates, fonts, and and a large, above average quality stock photo selection included. Zero programming skills needed. I had a fairly sophisticated site built in a couple of hours. Your domain registrar will assist you with pointing the domain name (which Vistaprint supports.) Caveat. There is a huge list of complaints about Vistaprint billing practices but I've never had a problem. They have cleaned up their act in that regard, I believe. It's free for the basics. I opted for the $14.97 per month option. You can see the site I built with Vistaprint at kissesfrommaui.com. They also have examples at vistaprint.com. My experience only. I know they are controversial. Your mileage may vary.
posted by Muirwylde at 2:48 PM on January 8, 2009


Set up a free account at Wordpress.com and point your domain to your account. You can use Wordpress to build the site and not have to muck about in the code.
posted by COD at 4:09 PM on January 8, 2009


Re WorldPress, I can't see how you can make proper web pages out of it rather than just a blog, which I don't want... any hints?
posted by LyzzyBee at 11:22 PM on January 8, 2009


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