Web Hosting for a Wedding Website?
May 15, 2011 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Good hosting site for a wedding website? My fiancee and I created a website on iweb for our wedding. We put it up on domainsite.com, and its been having major problems. Do you have recommendations for a good and affordable hosting site? Thank you so much!
posted by tessalations999 to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you're having a fairly simple site I suggest looking at the hosting that Wordpress.com offers WITH your own domain name for $12+ per year.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:52 PM on May 15, 2011

Some friends of mine used eWedding, which is (as far as I can tell on first glance) free. It's nothing fancy, but it seems to have worked well for them.
posted by you're a kitty! at 5:01 PM on May 15, 2011

Our wedding website is a blogger blog, hosted on a domain we bought for $12. Working fantastically well so far - we made "pages" with stuff like directions, and then we've been "blogging" updates like "hotel block is going away", "here's another update" and so forth.

For RSVPs, we made a google spreadsheets form, then made a page on the wedding blog that lined to it. So we had a url like www.brideandgroom/p/rsvp.html and we printed that on the invites. Google actually has a whole website thingie about using spreadsheets and stuff for weddings: google weddings

while i'm on a how-to-electronically-organize-this-stuff run, i found tumblr to be super useful to collect invite ideas, web pages of favors, and other stuff. we have a little tumblr & put the 'save this on tumblr' bookmarklet in our browser bars. then it's easy to bookmark ideas & go back to them.

have fun with all the planning (;
posted by lyra4 at 5:15 PM on May 15, 2011

If you already have a site designed and built, and just need somewhere to upload the files, I'd suggest NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. That's where I'm hosting my wedding website, and it's had 100 percent uptime since I started tracking it (and my other sites) with Uptime Robot in April. And that Google Docs spreadsheet form idea lyra4 mentioned is a really good one.
posted by limeonaire at 5:17 PM on May 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Wedshare has been sort of awful. They lost our CD order, and then when I showed them the receipt for payment, they were kind of "oh yeah, here it is. Yeah we'll send it out in a few weeks." By the time we get the CD, it will be 4 months since we ordered it.
posted by jerseygirl at 5:29 PM on May 15, 2011

If you have something already built which you want to keep and just move hosts I'd look at Dreamhost its always worked for me like a champ.

I built our website using a CMS for our website, but really these days I recommend ewedding. Its got all the features you'd need and can host custom domains.
posted by bitdamaged at 5:30 PM on May 15, 2011

I used the wedding channel ~1year ago, it was free, sort of cheesy, you don't have too many options for personalization, it was functional, and ..free
posted by ibakecake at 6:18 PM on May 15, 2011

I got a domain through GoDaddy (I know) and threw up a Wordpress install on NearlyFreeSpeech. If I had to do it again, I'd probably go directly through Wordpress.com and lose some of the flexibility for ease of use. I didn't use the blog capacity - just pages linked from the main.
posted by SNWidget at 7:01 PM on May 15, 2011

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