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Does anybody have any suggestions concerning a new host for our church website?

The original designer of our website had it hosted from o-f.com because it was free. Unfortunately, our free site means that we have pop-ups and outside advertising on our site, which we would like to eliminate. Our church and budget is small, so we would like to keep the cost under $10/month.

We have a small website, so we don't need a large amount of storage. Also, we will be registering and using a new domain name which is a little easier to remember. Our website is basically informational, so we really have no need for the ability to have email accounts or any type of web-commerce.

I really don't know much about different web hosts, so I'd really appreciate any advice you guys can give. Obviously, we would prefer not to support any host that hosts so-called "adult" sites or anything like that. (I realize we probably won't find a "perfect" host.)

Thanks!

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[color=darkblue]I think BroMatt is offering webhosting. I'm not too familiar with all this stuff but this might be of help:


http://www.onlinebaptist.com/messageboa ... hp?t=15821



Also, I believe we have a member or two who does webhosting as a ministry. I think it is Kubel. You might do a search by his username.[/color]

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minihost.org :thumb I used that site for my church. It is a great place to try if your church is very small and you don't know how your website will work out. If your website seem to be growing, you can move up which you will eventually have to pay, I think. Unfortunately, we don't have enough events to keep the website updated.

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Does anybody have any suggestions concerning a new host for our church website?


If you are looking for free web hosting but don't need a lot of space, definitely check out MiniHost.org. I can get you set up with a free 50MB disk space, 700MB bandwidth account with no ads.

Here's a direct link to sign up: http://www.minihost.org/signup.php?pn=MH-S1

It's a personal ministry of a friend and I. So far we have 14 free ministries hosted with us (0 paid ministries, but God is providing nevertheless).


BTW:
For those geeks out there: Web hosting is a fun, inexpensive ministry to get into. There is a particularly strong demand for Christian web designers to donate their time to help build missionary sites.

So many missionaries out there don't have the time or means to build and host a site for themselves. It would really be a blessing to them if anyone could offer their time to help them out.

For those of you that might be interested, try getting in contact with a missionary that your church supports (or even one you meet online) and ask them if they would be interested in a free site. Not only does it bless them and build your experience and portfolio, but it really is a blessing to yourself getting in touch, reading their prayer letters, seeing their photos, and knowing that you've helped out their ministry in a small way. It really gives you a heart for missions!

So far, I've had the blessing to build, host, and maintain 3 missionary sites. They aren't super pretty (I'm hardly a web designer), but I trust it blessed at least one of us :).
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Kubel has done a great job for this missionary. Lots of folks I know have logged on to it, said it looks great and I can even load pictures any time I want (which for me is a huge breakthrough for this computer illiterate!).

Definitely a recommend for shoe string budget missionaries. :frog

Thanks and

God bless,

Calvary

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Some reviews of our members that have hosted with us.


For hosting go to http://www.baptistwebsite.com Send me a PM if you want hosting and a site built.

May be a ministry, but is more professional and relaible than a well-known host I used previously.

Wonderful hosting. God Bless them. Brother Souza delivers much more than just service, a real personal touch.

Brother Souza was such a help to us. Very understanding of our needs and step by step led along. Thank you Brother!

This is a top notch host service. Goes far beyond what you pay for. Very prompt and helpful service. Thanks Dan

The Best!!! Bro. Souza was such a blessing to us, he walked us through step by step setting up our website! Anyone can do it! What a ministry!

I am glad I can purchase a great program like this from a brother.

I think everyone should use you, why give money to the heathen? Thank you again for all your help. You have truly been a blessing, and without your help, I wouldn't have been able to have our website up.

First Class all the way. Excellent support and fast response.

This ministry is really a God-send. Maybe not a lot of flair in advertising but the system packs a punch. The only flaw I see is that I did not know about this host sooner.

When they say this is a ministry they mean it. Goes beyond service. When I had a problem (on my end not theirs) they fixed it for me and then prayed with me over some personal needs. This is a ministry for sure.

I have three sites here and all I can say is - best up time and support we have ever had. A great Christian ministry.

Best and most stable hosting we have had. Dan gives excellent and prompt help when needed.

Bro Souza did a great job in helping us set up our site. So far we have not had any downtime and the server seems very stable.

Very sound hosting. Excellent up time. Prompt, helpful and pleasant support. Even for a net dummy like me!

Its great doing business with a Christian Brother. Excellent service and personal touch.

Fantastic site. It gives all he information I'm looking for. Looks like great prices too.

Good and reliable webhosting.

Excellent up time. We just added a second site for our ministry.

Very good prices. Very good service. Very good help. Plain and simple. I advise you if you are looking for a web host -- consider Baptist WebSite --works for us!

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Both of our sites are hosted with them and its great... I am not extremely familiar with the average cost of webhosting but I'm sure that for everything we get, we are getting a super good deal...and no worries either about what sites are also hosted, or links, or anything else. Also the customer service is awesome. :D

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