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Hello everyone,

Financial struggles make me ask this question.
Which place would be the best to host my 3 websites outside WA? How would that function if?

Gree

Good evening, Taetske. I was sorry to read a few days ago about your financial struggles. I didn't respond to you at that time because I could see you were receiving mutiple replies. Also, I don't have any helpful information. Since joining WA in 2015 my websites have been hosted by WA. Prior to 2015 I used Hostgater which I considered to be of high quality. However, during 2015 Hostgator was taken over by a new company and I was not impressed at all with that new company. That was a lot of years ago, and I expect the problems Hostgator had at the time would have been well resolved.

I sincerely hope that you find a solution that will enable you to keep your websites. If I happen to learn about a suitable webhost company, I will be in touch with you, Taetske.

Take care :)

Valerie

Good afternoon, Dear Valerie,

Thank you for your kind words. Life has its ups and downs, but I had hope it would not happen at this age any more, I mean such a struggle.
If I had sold the house, then there would be no problem, but that is the typical if.
I will investigate, with Michael's help, the suggestions made here. Trish said I should also check on recent reviews by users and then make a choice.
I rather stay with WA, as I feel comfortable here knowing my way around, but it might be impossible and that is a shame.
I hope your move was without hiccups, and you feel good in the new place.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske


Good afternoon, Dear Taetske.

Thanks so much for your kind response.
I sincerely hope you are able to stay with WA, but life being what it is, only time will tell.
You mention an if. I too have a property related if!
I agree with Trish's advice to check on recent reviews.
The move to my new place went fine and I am well looked after, for which I am very grateful.

Sending best wishes to you, Taetske, and to Michael

Thank you, Valerie, we will keep smiling (today the washing machine broke down) Happy to hear your move went well!

Taetske

Oh dear, Taetske, you have certainly reached a sticky patch in your life! I do feel for you both! There has to be a turn around for you soon. Keep those smiles going in spite of all, and life can only get better.

Valerie

We sure will, Valerie, thank you.

Best Wishes,

Taetske

You're very welcome, Taetske.

Valerie

Good afternoon Valerie,

After checking here and there we scraped the money together, and I am staying.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I have around 30 websites, Taetske with half hosted here at WA and half with SiteGround. I've found SiteGround excellent but to get good prices, you need to pay yearly and that may not be an option for you at the moment. Catherine's recommendation looks interesting. I use Namecheap for my domain name registration as I don't believe in having that on the same platform as my web hosting.

Thank you, Jeffrey, I find it starts getting a tic confusing for me with so many suggestions. Will have to investigate everything thoroughly.

Taetske

So sorry, Phil. Got your name mixed up as I had just written to Jeffrey. Anyhow, it shows how muddled up I am getting with so many suggestions from people after posting this question. I will do my best to sort this issue.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

No worries, Taetske. I've just created a $10 account with Mom Webs and am in the process of transferring one of my old neglected sites to it. Looks ok so far. There's a $5 option for just one site.

Thank you, Phil, for the info. I have 3 websites I want to save.

Taetske

The $10 account allows you to host multiple websites.

Thank you, Phil, I will have a look.

Taetske

When you do get a new web host, don't forget to point your domain names to the new name servers and that it can take 24 hours to propagate.

Good Morning Phil,

With point you mean tell the server the names of your websites?

Taetske

No, you have to go to your domain name registrar and enter the names of your web host's servers (which your web host will tell after you open an account with them).

This is how the internet knows to display your website when the URL is entered.

Well, it is obvious I have no clue about how many of these types of things work. That I have 3 websites is kind of a miracle. I am dreading this move, I can tell you.

Thank you for your help.

Taetske

Just let me know when you're ready to do it, along with who your domain name registrar and web host are and I'll guide you through it.

Thank you, Phil, that is a supper offer, really appreciate.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Glad I can help, Taetske. Keep me informed.

Good afternoon Phil,

After checking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I am staying. Thank you for your help.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Great news, Taetske. Good luck going forward.

Hey Taetske,

Sorry to learn of your struggles.

Many outside web hosting providers can cost you even more for the same sort of protection that is built into the WA servers for members only.

This makes it a lot less expensive to stick with WA, when you have more than one website.

The cheaper the hosting fees, the less you will find is included, such as domain registration and bandwidth. Sometimes even support.

So, please keep that in mind when making your decision. I'm sure you've searched to discover the cheapest web hosting providers in the USA, right?

Make sure you check reviews on at least 5 different web hosting providers and be sure to read all of the complaints logged lately, not 5 years ago.

Hope you find this helpful.

Good Morning Trish,

Things are not rosy, but I do not put that in my Update from Spain email. I keep that for one to one communications.
Thank you for the advice, I certainly will be careful as not to lose my small accomplishments along the way.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske


Good afternoon Trish,

Checking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I can stay 1 more year. Thank you for your help.

Hasta Pronto,

Taetske

Yeaaaaaaaah!

Trish is dancin' in her office now... yeaaaah!

Thank YOU Taetske for the BEST news of the WEEK!

I use Moms web because the support is top notch much faster and more efficient than WA . Scott is the co owner and support guy and he will import your websites for you. I have used Site ground and they are ok for the first year. Then for the second year, they really pile on the charges. Full disclosure Moms web is co owned by my friend and mentor Kelly McCausey but I have been with them for eight years. https://www.momwebs.com/

Just had a look. They look excellent for someone starting out in terms of cost and resources. I might throw a couple of websites at them and see how it works out. Thank you.

Thank you, Catherine, for your reply. I will investigate for sure.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Good afternoon Catherine,

Thank you for your help. After looking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I am staying.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I am so happy for you. Times are difficult for everyone at the moment.

I use SiteGround, and they are perfect. :) The first year, they are okay, but in the following years, it gets pricey.

I had found Hostgator, came as first with 9.5 on 10 best hosts for 2023.
I will have a look at your suggestion.

Taetske

Look for the small print, precisely what you get for your buck; sometimes they're cheap, but they get their money from elsewhere, for example, extra SSL certificates, if you host more than one website.

Or if you choose one region (say Singapore), you decide your audience is from the US and want your servers to be in the US.

You're awesomely welcome :)

I just left Bluehost after 8 years and moved to Siteground :) Im so happy now 😊

Thank you for your advice, I am lost slightly but never mind, have to sort this out.

Taetske

Let me know how you get along and what you decide :)

I will, thank you, Abie.

Taetske

Good afternoon Abie,

After checking here and there, we scraped the money together, so I am staying 1 more year. Thank you for your help.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

De nada! Really happy for you.

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Hosting your website outside wa?

Hosting your website outside wa?

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Getting Started

Hello everyone,

Financial struggles make me ask this question.
Which place would be the best to host my 3 websites outside WA? How would that function if?

Gree

Good evening, Taetske. I was sorry to read a few days ago about your financial struggles. I didn't respond to you at that time because I could see you were receiving mutiple replies. Also, I don't have any helpful information. Since joining WA in 2015 my websites have been hosted by WA. Prior to 2015 I used Hostgater which I considered to be of high quality. However, during 2015 Hostgator was taken over by a new company and I was not impressed at all with that new company. That was a lot of years ago, and I expect the problems Hostgator had at the time would have been well resolved.

I sincerely hope that you find a solution that will enable you to keep your websites. If I happen to learn about a suitable webhost company, I will be in touch with you, Taetske.

Take care :)

Valerie

Good afternoon, Dear Valerie,

Thank you for your kind words. Life has its ups and downs, but I had hope it would not happen at this age any more, I mean such a struggle.
If I had sold the house, then there would be no problem, but that is the typical if.
I will investigate, with Michael's help, the suggestions made here. Trish said I should also check on recent reviews by users and then make a choice.
I rather stay with WA, as I feel comfortable here knowing my way around, but it might be impossible and that is a shame.
I hope your move was without hiccups, and you feel good in the new place.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske


Good afternoon, Dear Taetske.

Thanks so much for your kind response.
I sincerely hope you are able to stay with WA, but life being what it is, only time will tell.
You mention an if. I too have a property related if!
I agree with Trish's advice to check on recent reviews.
The move to my new place went fine and I am well looked after, for which I am very grateful.

Sending best wishes to you, Taetske, and to Michael

Thank you, Valerie, we will keep smiling (today the washing machine broke down) Happy to hear your move went well!

Taetske

Oh dear, Taetske, you have certainly reached a sticky patch in your life! I do feel for you both! There has to be a turn around for you soon. Keep those smiles going in spite of all, and life can only get better.

Valerie

We sure will, Valerie, thank you.

Best Wishes,

Taetske

You're very welcome, Taetske.

Valerie

Good afternoon Valerie,

After checking here and there we scraped the money together, and I am staying.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I have around 30 websites, Taetske with half hosted here at WA and half with SiteGround. I've found SiteGround excellent but to get good prices, you need to pay yearly and that may not be an option for you at the moment. Catherine's recommendation looks interesting. I use Namecheap for my domain name registration as I don't believe in having that on the same platform as my web hosting.

Thank you, Jeffrey, I find it starts getting a tic confusing for me with so many suggestions. Will have to investigate everything thoroughly.

Taetske

So sorry, Phil. Got your name mixed up as I had just written to Jeffrey. Anyhow, it shows how muddled up I am getting with so many suggestions from people after posting this question. I will do my best to sort this issue.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

No worries, Taetske. I've just created a $10 account with Mom Webs and am in the process of transferring one of my old neglected sites to it. Looks ok so far. There's a $5 option for just one site.

Thank you, Phil, for the info. I have 3 websites I want to save.

Taetske

The $10 account allows you to host multiple websites.

Thank you, Phil, I will have a look.

Taetske

When you do get a new web host, don't forget to point your domain names to the new name servers and that it can take 24 hours to propagate.

Good Morning Phil,

With point you mean tell the server the names of your websites?

Taetske

No, you have to go to your domain name registrar and enter the names of your web host's servers (which your web host will tell after you open an account with them).

This is how the internet knows to display your website when the URL is entered.

Well, it is obvious I have no clue about how many of these types of things work. That I have 3 websites is kind of a miracle. I am dreading this move, I can tell you.

Thank you for your help.

Taetske

Just let me know when you're ready to do it, along with who your domain name registrar and web host are and I'll guide you through it.

Thank you, Phil, that is a supper offer, really appreciate.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Glad I can help, Taetske. Keep me informed.

Good afternoon Phil,

After checking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I am staying. Thank you for your help.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Great news, Taetske. Good luck going forward.

Hey Taetske,

Sorry to learn of your struggles.

Many outside web hosting providers can cost you even more for the same sort of protection that is built into the WA servers for members only.

This makes it a lot less expensive to stick with WA, when you have more than one website.

The cheaper the hosting fees, the less you will find is included, such as domain registration and bandwidth. Sometimes even support.

So, please keep that in mind when making your decision. I'm sure you've searched to discover the cheapest web hosting providers in the USA, right?

Make sure you check reviews on at least 5 different web hosting providers and be sure to read all of the complaints logged lately, not 5 years ago.

Hope you find this helpful.

Good Morning Trish,

Things are not rosy, but I do not put that in my Update from Spain email. I keep that for one to one communications.
Thank you for the advice, I certainly will be careful as not to lose my small accomplishments along the way.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske


Good afternoon Trish,

Checking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I can stay 1 more year. Thank you for your help.

Hasta Pronto,

Taetske

Yeaaaaaaaah!

Trish is dancin' in her office now... yeaaaah!

Thank YOU Taetske for the BEST news of the WEEK!

I use Moms web because the support is top notch much faster and more efficient than WA . Scott is the co owner and support guy and he will import your websites for you. I have used Site ground and they are ok for the first year. Then for the second year, they really pile on the charges. Full disclosure Moms web is co owned by my friend and mentor Kelly McCausey but I have been with them for eight years. https://www.momwebs.com/

Just had a look. They look excellent for someone starting out in terms of cost and resources. I might throw a couple of websites at them and see how it works out. Thank you.

Thank you, Catherine, for your reply. I will investigate for sure.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Good afternoon Catherine,

Thank you for your help. After looking here and there, we scraped the money together, and I am staying.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I am so happy for you. Times are difficult for everyone at the moment.

I use SiteGround, and they are perfect. :) The first year, they are okay, but in the following years, it gets pricey.

I had found Hostgator, came as first with 9.5 on 10 best hosts for 2023.
I will have a look at your suggestion.

Taetske

Look for the small print, precisely what you get for your buck; sometimes they're cheap, but they get their money from elsewhere, for example, extra SSL certificates, if you host more than one website.

Or if you choose one region (say Singapore), you decide your audience is from the US and want your servers to be in the US.

You're awesomely welcome :)

I just left Bluehost after 8 years and moved to Siteground :) Im so happy now 😊

Thank you for your advice, I am lost slightly but never mind, have to sort this out.

Taetske

Let me know how you get along and what you decide :)

I will, thank you, Abie.

Taetske

Good afternoon Abie,

After checking here and there, we scraped the money together, so I am staying 1 more year. Thank you for your help.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

De nada! Really happy for you.

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I remember he passed away around 2 years ago.
Can you confirm this, please?
Why I ask? I was contacted by "him" on Facebook.

Thank you,

Taetske

I vaguely remember him, Testske, but I remember that either you or someone else wrote a testimonial for him a couple of years ago. Hope you are doing well!

Jeff

Thank you, Jeffrey, Marion did.
All is well here, got some rain finally, married on 28th December, and still waiting for the house to be sold.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

That sounds awesome, Taetske!

Jeff🙏

It's not uncommon for old abandoned accounts to be taken over by black hat online personalities. I skim from time to time the blackhatworld forums and they have a ton of sellers selling what they call aged accounts.

I have long suspected that employees at these tech giants may sell these accounts that go dormant, knowing that once caught it will be assumed there was a hacker or family member etc who took the account over. No real investigation will ever take place so the seller is likely safe from ever being punished.

I have to imagine in most cases of someone passing the family never goes through and closes the various accounts, and likely may not have passwords to do so.

I'm sorry you are finding yourself in such a bizarre situation.

Regards,

Jason

Thank you Jason.
I have forwarded my suspicion to FB already. "He" is recommending another FB profile where they ask for a lot of personal data. It probably is the same person anyway.
His FB profile is new, 5 Nov. 2022.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Thanks, Jason!

That’s interesting info! 😎

Frank 🎸

Appreciate your letting me know you found it interesting. :)

Hi - yes, Marion confirmed his death.

Thank you Diane, this helps a lot.
On FB, the new Tom Short is doing strange things and I will have to report it. I wanted to be absolutely sure before I do that.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I am sorry I don't.

Thank you Abie, I know.
I really hope some older members will answer my question.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Yeah no problem.

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Tom short, do you remember him?

Tom short, do you remember him?

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Getting Started

I remember he passed away around 2 years ago.
Can you confirm this, please?
Why I ask? I was contacted by "him" on Facebook.

Thank you,

Taetske

I vaguely remember him, Testske, but I remember that either you or someone else wrote a testimonial for him a couple of years ago. Hope you are doing well!

Jeff

Thank you, Jeffrey, Marion did.
All is well here, got some rain finally, married on 28th December, and still waiting for the house to be sold.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

That sounds awesome, Taetske!

Jeff🙏

It's not uncommon for old abandoned accounts to be taken over by black hat online personalities. I skim from time to time the blackhatworld forums and they have a ton of sellers selling what they call aged accounts.

I have long suspected that employees at these tech giants may sell these accounts that go dormant, knowing that once caught it will be assumed there was a hacker or family member etc who took the account over. No real investigation will ever take place so the seller is likely safe from ever being punished.

I have to imagine in most cases of someone passing the family never goes through and closes the various accounts, and likely may not have passwords to do so.

I'm sorry you are finding yourself in such a bizarre situation.

Regards,

Jason

Thank you Jason.
I have forwarded my suspicion to FB already. "He" is recommending another FB profile where they ask for a lot of personal data. It probably is the same person anyway.
His FB profile is new, 5 Nov. 2022.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Thanks, Jason!

That’s interesting info! 😎

Frank 🎸

Appreciate your letting me know you found it interesting. :)

Hi - yes, Marion confirmed his death.

Thank you Diane, this helps a lot.
On FB, the new Tom Short is doing strange things and I will have to report it. I wanted to be absolutely sure before I do that.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

I am sorry I don't.

Thank you Abie, I know.
I really hope some older members will answer my question.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

Yeah no problem.

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Are there members who remember Tom Short?


I remember this member passing away about 2 years ago.
Why I ask? Because suddenly this member appears on Facebook.
W

I don't. I am really sorry.

I have no idea what happened to them. Maybe they subscribed again?

Good evening Abie,

If he passed away then the profile on Facebook is a scam.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske