Web Host Reccomendations?
I've recently been voted in as/elected by default/bullied into being the web dude for my Uni's Scifi+Fantasy Society, with their current web situation being "well, we have an email account that we never used".
We'd be looking for something pretty basic - domain name, enough space/bandwidth for a normal site, anything like videos would probably end up on Youtube. Cheap is a plus, but hosting is hardly expensive anyway. (Edit: also, there is possibly interest in a forum - phpBB or similar)
I know there's 3 million and one hosts out there who offer this, but perhaps you RPS chaps could reccomend a reliable, speedy, friendly host who'll actually respond when things break?
Last edited by Danny252; 20-03-2012 at 08:52 PM.
I use Dreamhost. They're cheap and give you more space and bandwidth that you could ever use. I might question if said uni society really needs a website, or if a Facebook page alone may be enough.
If you do go with Dreamhost, feel free to use the promo code "CMASTERRPS" when you sign up - it will save you $50 off the fees (full disclosure - it will also knock $47 off my next bill).
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We already have an FB group, but the issue is that information (who the committee is, who does what, how much it is to join, previous events, etc) is really hard to put on there in a visible form - wall posts eventually get buried, "group info" has been relegated to a small box in the corner, and such. As for a "like"able page where some of those things are easier to do, I believe you lose the ability to restrict certain things to members only (only "like"rs only, and anyone can like).
Originally Posted by CMaster
There was also some talk of a forum (phpBB is fine as far as I can see, though I might be a bit out of date in that view), as again wall discussions end up getting buried and are quite unwieldy. I'm somewhat undecided on it though, I'm not sure how much use it would actually see.
Ask some of the other societies at your uni where their websites are located at. Chances are, your uni has some place where societies can host their stuff, or there's a society that provides webspace for free for other societies.
What the uni provides seems to mostly be an admin backend for the society and a fairly limited "ad" linked from the societies list. For example: http://shef.ac.uk/union/get-involved...ties/maths-soc
Originally Posted by Megagun
(Still, ours is a rather embarrasing "coming soon", so I'll chase that up - cheers)