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    Hey, just sorting out hosting my first website, and have a somple quetsion.

    It's for a friends site and they'd like to be able to update content the themselves from time to time...


    If I bought the below package would thsi be possible? not's not a big site so thought a personal package would be adequate...

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    What below package?

    And it depends on what your friend would need.
    How much storage space?
    Bandwidth (my rule of thumb is storage space x 20)?
    How many email addresses?
    Email forwards?
    What programming languages/databases?

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    If they are looking to update the website themselves, you'd probably lean towards a CMS or Blog system, such as WordPress.

    If this is the case, you will need PHP apache and a MySQL database (just one). Keep a look out for this when looking at the Hosting plans.

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    You can buy a simple or basic hosting plan with any host. Install wordpress on it.

    You manage sites tech stuff and your friend manages the content and update is site as often as he wants.

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    most hosting companies offer at least two site builder programs. some you can customize pretty well, some not so much. wordpress is geared towards blogging and may be overkill, maybe not. do some searches for "CMS" on google, then search with the one you like plus the word "hosting". general rule of thumb for me, it must be in the us or canada. otherwise your site is subject to the politics of the region and is not protected by u.s. law.

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    Sometimes it takes trying a few to see what you like. I remember going thru 4 or 5 hosts, before settling on the one I have had for the last 7 years.
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    If the people who are going to be doing the updates are not familiar with the proper code and the technology with doing the updates then I would definately go with a CMS or blog system. If they are familiar and comfortable with doing the updates then don't use a CMS or blog unless it's necessary. I personaly use Godaddy for all the hosting that I need because it's affordable, reliable and their customer service is top notch. I have used several different companies in the past and I have found Godaddy to be the most reliable so far. They have one click install for CMS and blog systems along with a WSIWYG website builder.

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    your friend will need a hosting account that has database support. Most commonly the cheaper providers use Linux so they will support php and MYSQL. both of which are used for Content Management Systems and Blogging packages like Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal. Alot of these providers will have the support for your friend to install one of many solutions without technical knowledge. make sure he asks them if they have such options available with their hosting. Alot of them do but there are dodgy ones out there that charge for that feature. Good Luck.


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