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24Peter
04-11-2005, 08:32 AM
Hi guys - I've had my XT four days and have taken nearly 1000 photos. Most of those were settings/lens test shots. But I see it's time for me to start recouping some of my investment. I want to build my own site to promote my work as a photographer. Any suggestions on a host/package?

jamison55
04-11-2005, 02:57 PM
Hi Peter,

Congrats on the new XT. As good as you were with the Pana, I can't wait to see your XT work!

I hosted my site with free.prohosting.com. They give you 25 MB's for free with banner ads, but you can spend $10 to remove the banners forever! The only drawback is the long URL that is a little more difficult for folks to remember (mine is below).

I am planning to move my site to godaddy.com. Their hosting options include domain registration for $8 per year (so you can register www.24peter.com - if a naughty site hasn't already :eek: ) and basic hosting for $4 per month.

Good luck with your new business!

24Peter
04-11-2005, 05:41 PM
Hi Jamison - thanks - as always - for the supportive post. I'll probably use your site as a model for my own. :) What software did you use to build your site?

I'm looking into 1and1.com to host my site. Anyone have experience with them?

jamison55
04-11-2005, 06:08 PM
What software did you use to build your site?


I used good old FrontPage 2000.

D70FAN
04-11-2005, 06:13 PM
Hi guys - I've had my XT four days and have taken nearly 1000 photos. Most of those were settings/lens test shots. But I see it's time for me to start recouping some of my investment. I want to build my own site to promote my work as a photographer. Any suggestions on a host/package?

I'm not exactly sure of what you are looking for, but you can design your own gallery on smugmug.com. For $30 a year you get a very well known site to set up your galleries.

Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but worth a look. A shameless pointer to my gallery. If you like it, and subscribe I would appreciate a referral as smugmug does toss in $10 toward my next renewal.

http://d70fan.smugmug.com/

Blue Star
04-11-2005, 09:18 PM
You can have two options;
- host your photo's on a photo sharing site like pBase.com, myphotoalbum etc
- you can build a webdite fo your own.

If you go for second option, you will get your domain name plus you can create whatever you want, like personal pages etc.

Now you would like to get a decent web hosting service for this. Normally this will cost you less than $5 per month with lots of addded features.

Check these for example:
http://www.mysitespace.com/
http://www.duoservers.com/?r=jcr266

You may find cheaper one's also. You can find totally free hostings also, but they will show their ad's & also wont give you enough space. So eventually you will have to move to somehting better. My advise is to start with something better :-)

Make sure to check them well, plus make sure they dont host porno sites.

For creating photo galleries with minimum effort, you can use free tools which make life very simple for example try this
http://jalbum.net/

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more.

24Peter
04-11-2005, 09:48 PM
Thanks all. I already have my galleries up on ImageEvent (and also had a free pBase gallery) so now I am looking to build my own site with my own domain name. I like the look of jamison's site - something simple to preview some of my work and provide contact info. I'm not necessarily looking to sell prints or do any kind of ecommerce, nor do I want to build it to hold huge galleries (I still have 1.2GB on my imageevent account.) And $5 per month is not a lot to spend. So I'm going to do a little more digging and then work on a simple site. I'll keep you posted.

Tushar Shah
04-12-2005, 10:41 AM
Hi

an excellent cheap but professional site can be used using clikpic.com...around $60 for a site.

Tushar

kAlexander
06-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Hi Guys,

I was doing a search for something... and found this thread.

I wanted to let you all know of a great web hosting company.

www.meccahosting.com

They charge $2.95/month for a just about unlimited site, or even less if you pay for the year in advance. Mine is currently 73+ pages. They also give you 3 free (I love free stuff) forwarding email addresses ie: me@mysite.com, info@mysite.com, sales@mysite.com, or whatever you want, and they forward to whatever email you put in.

Note to MAC USERS. They are actually mac friendly:)

HELP: My original question I was searching for answers on was how does one use one's image event site within one's website. Image Event has this to say about it:

'Add Your Photo to Your Website. Take your photo album and have it display in your website-- directly from your Website. Use Your Header and Footer-- The ImageEvent header and footer are not displayed. It's so easy to do-- you'll be amazed!'

bbut I cannot seem to find actual idiot proof directions to do this.

Any help on this, or great free (os x friendly) photo hosting software I can integrate into my website to get my gazillion photos to open more quickly would be great. I have a site for my film location business which is sort of like a Real Estate site, but it is my first attempt at website building and it needs to be more streamlined and elegant and easy to add to.

Thanks:D

timmciglobal
06-26-2006, 05:41 PM
I use aplus.net, cheap fairly reliable. Frontpage supported.

Tim

24Peter
06-26-2006, 06:10 PM
How time flies... :)
http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/

kAlexander - if you haven't already you may want to email ImageEvent support. They're pretty good and should be able to explain it. If you figure it out, let me know. :o

aparmley
06-26-2006, 06:29 PM
I didn't see the date of origin at first and I was ROFLMFAO! Sorry peter! first imagine that you wrote your OP today then reread it - now isn't that funny as hell. if not sorry.

becca7
11-26-2010, 03:18 AM
You can build the web site here http://www.tucktail.com/ and also get the hosting,domain name register, domain appraisal, online file folder, ssl certificate etc...

Nickcanada
11-26-2010, 05:35 AM
hahaha, this is a vintage thread! I wonder how Pete is doing!

NewTekBuzz
12-01-2010, 09:24 AM
I'm not exactly sure of what you are looking for, but you can design your own gallery on smugmug.com. For $30 a year you get a very well known site to set up your galleries.

Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but worth a look. A shameless pointer to my gallery. If you like it, and subscribe I would appreciate a referral as smugmug does toss in $10 toward my next renewal.

http://d70fan.smugmug.com/

I also have smugmug..... but for more personal use.
www.newtekbuzz.com (http://www.newtekbuzz.com)
it has lots of options thats for sure and a great support website!

michaelb
12-01-2010, 07:02 PM
hahaha, this is a vintage thread! I wonder how Pete is doing!

I think he's doing pretty well. I see his posts on POTN sometimes....

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/member.php?u=44368

sobebarby
12-04-2010, 03:23 PM
I just built my website using Moonfruit! I have the free package that includes ads but you can upgrade (i.e., more features, no ads and more storage space). Here's my site: http://www.photografix.moonfruit.com (http://www.photografix.moonfruit.com/)

Scoll to the bottom of my site and click on the link that says "Build your own free site with Moonfruit"