I am in the process of setting up a website for my photography business. This business is entirely for my personal satisfaction. Having said that, I like recommendations for a hosting service. Can you recommend one that you like and tell me what you like about it and what you don't like about it?
Thanks ahead for everyone comment.
In general I would recommend a general host close to your customer base for rapid serving. But I guess you have no coding knowledge or you wouldn't be asking, are you willing to pay someone to design your site?
Photography hosts are generally far more expensive. I wouldn't recommend one unless you want a shopping cart, and even then maybe not, as they take a percentage of your sales.
I have a drupal site designed and maintained by me but implemented by a friend. I use photoshelter for my shopping cart system.
Photoshelter is one of the best photography hosts, but is very limited in terms of website design .The order section of my site is Photoshelter and is pretty much 100% customisation. I intend to customise it even more soon, as there seems to still be a few issues with the CSS.
The backend for images, cart and invoicing of photoshelter is very good and that is why I keep using it despite having to pay for double hosting.
Click my sig to visit my site and have a look.
I have unique images and want a unique website designed to MY specific requirements. My requirements are based on my design aesthetic/branding and customer feedback on useability and ease of understanding of what is on offer as well as a few other factors.
And, this thread is going to be short....
Or do what @Vipmediastar suggests and get Wordpress installed on a site and roll yer own
I use virb, which is ok, but I would recommend squarespace for everything. A little pricier but well worth it.
Thanks fro the comments.
I'm entering the final staged of putting mine together, probably something like this is where you're interested. It costs around £100 a year.
The best part is I can ask some very stupid questions via the support system and in about five minutes I have an answer back.
Msmoto, can you transact business (i.e., securely sell) through their website or is it something you can only use to display your work and get people in contact with you?
I have come to the conclusion when we see a member with only one or two posts and they are dropping a link.....especially when the link is not in English......
Thanks for pointing the finger at these posts....
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I have sent you a PM so you can view mine ..all done by the wife age 69