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    Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help......

    Hi Guys,

    so a while ago i decided to get myself a domain name & web site builder package. Not knowing much about designing my own website i took a chance on "fast hosting direct" with No Limits Control center. I have the 2 year deal......

    I have figured out the very basics, ie have the web mail sort of set up & a very basic web site designed. Basically i have just gone self employed & want to build a nice looking website with the ability to promote & sell things from.

    Thing is I carnt figure out how the hell to use the web builder etc, it just seems very hard & confusing???

    question is, has any1 had experience with creating a website with this company?

    Should i ditch it & try another hosting site?

    if i did change to another hosting site could i keep my domain name???

    here is my website address so you can see for yourselfs how crap it looks atm.....lol

    Welcome

    Pic is only for testing, not a good idea to put me with a pint in my hand on my about page.....lol

    any help much aprechiated

    ps i have worked with computers & software on & off for many years but this website building has got me stumpt!

    cheers

    Steve.....



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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    As far as I'm aware you are not tied in to using their website builder,
    you should be able to use any WYSIWYG web builder software,
    I'm no expert but I'm sure one of the lads will know a bit more

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Here's a handy little thread from a while ago, bit of info in to help you along : http://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/24966...beginners.html

    CALL DA AMBERLAMPS!

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    cheers for the info wiz, can allways count on you for a quick responce......

    not sure what WYSIWYG is though?

    im just after setting up a simple website with the ability to advertise items with text/pic & accept payment (paypal or similar)

    im sure one of the web tech guys will sort me out....

    cheers

    Steve...

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofScience View Post
    Here's a handy little thread from a while ago, bit of info in to help you along : http://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/24966...beginners.html
    cheers m8, will take a look now......

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevecuns View Post
    not sure what WYSIWYG is though?
    WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Quote Originally Posted by wiz569 View Post
    WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet
    lol........ cheers wiz dooooooohhhhhhh!

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    TBH, I wouldn't have chosen them as there is no specific e-commerce option and building from scratch will take a LONG time For example, you'll need a database back-end for product catalogue and payment gateways...

    Since you already have it what about a 1-click install of Wordpress and add the e-commerce option from Getshopped ?

    That way you'll get something you can quickly generate pages with, add pictures and take payments with minimal effort - there's still a bit of a learning curve but the hairy stuff under the bonnet stays hidden!

    If you want to change take a look at sites that offer Prestashop with 1-click install - example Kates Equestrian Services (one I'm working on) - or a hosting site with a specific e-commerce offering such as Zen Cart....

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Cheers for the info, think its a big lerning curve for me. No idea what these 1 click install cgi things are (Wordpress etc). there is a whole set of them in the control panel that i could install but after having a quick look i dont really understand what i am doing.

    will have a play with installing the wordpress one & see if anything makes sense.....

    cheers

    Steve.....

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    Re: Fast hosting direct..... "no limits control" strugling to make my website help...

    Check for an e-commerce one - I can only see the ad stuff unless I join up



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