I recently decided to create a forum for people of similar interests. Since I am not very seep skilled person in this area (I write articles for different small journals and newspapers, and some essays) I need some advice.
Where it is better to host my site? As I understand paid hosts are more reasonable to deal with and their servers more stable I would not like to deal with free hosts. So the first question is: where would you recommend me to host a site like described?
Then, site needs a domain name, so I will have to register one, but I heard that some companies are offering the domain for free with the hosting plans. Having a bad experience with some 'free' things, which are not really as free as it is described I wanna ask you if it is really as free as it seems? Have you ever got any free domain names?
And the last one - I already asked this question in another place and there people were recommending me various companies of large amount. With some help I pointed out two Marblehost and MMhosting (being a new user I am unable to post links, for the case you do not know what are these companies...) which look more or less acceptable for me. So, the question is: are these providers really worth of trust?
Please note, that I do not want to pay very much 10 dollars a month would be maximum, and also that I know very few information of the hosting principles and technologies, please guide me.
This forum makes an impression of being full of people able to help me, so please I hope for your assistance.
I am leaving today for the place with no computers, and will be back in a week,+/- so please do not delete this thread,if I am silent for too long.
Thanks in advance...