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Trying to decide which web host to use, and a question about server side includes

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by AhrenBa, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2005
    I am looking at having a website hosted by either 1&1 or GoDaddy and can't decide which is better. Do any of you have any suggestions? What do you guys use?

    I don't really need more than the basic 5gb that each offers, but one thing that is holding me from deciding is whether I will need Server Side Includes. Can someone explain to me what these are, what they are used for, and possibly an example? Thank you.
  2. Big-K


    Nov 22, 2003
    I myself use linux godaddy economy plan. Includes are php code that lets you imbed something into another page. Say you have a main page with the navigation and you want that to be same on every page, you'd make that the index and make includes for everything else. When you click the link to the next page it would imbed that into the index where you tell it to, pretty useful stuff. Google for php includes.
  3. brendandonhu


    Jul 8, 2002
    Depends what you're going to use it for. 1&1 support is not all that great, and GoDaddy has a lot of PHP functions disabled.
    You might want to take a look at some other hosts like http://hostgator.com
  4. Chroder


    Oct 18, 2004
    I would recommend using ASO. They have a great reputation, and I use them myself :) Definately would not recommend using GoDaddy.
  5. thecoalman


    Mar 6, 2006
    You'll probably find you'll outgrow the plan quickly, PHP and MySql would be required for example if you wanted to run a forum like this one. They are quite easy to install and most host have an install script in the control panel.

    As mentioned the includes are very useful especially for navigation. If you have a part of your page such as the navigation that is going to be the same across the entire website you can include the navigation code into every document from a seperate file. In the event you want to change or add some links to the navigation you only have to edit a single document as opposed to everyone on the site.

    I use www.aplus.net , slightly more expensive than most hosts but the service and reliability is outstanding. No point switching to save a few bucks as far as I'm concerned.
  6. covert215

    covert215 Banned

    Apr 22, 2006
    I recommend hostgator.com and I discourage 1and1.com

    With 1and1, you get what you pay for...not much
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