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Creating my own website

My DD & I want to create our own website. About 15 yrs ago, I did this with a "what you see is what you get" program & used my ISP for the FTP (file transfer program) to upload onto the internet. This worked wonderfully. I've been looking at webhosts online. They all profess to having the "easiest" ways to build your website. However, to go through these, such as GoDaddy, HostGator, etc...you use their templates. None of these are what we want our website to look like. We want to design our own with the backgrounds we want, the buttons we want, etc.

So...here's my question. Does anyone out there have their own website that they have designed themselves? If so, who do you use to get it onto the internet? We want our own domain name & the freedom to custom design it ourselves. We just need a provider with FTP. Any advise/suggestions welcome!

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specialwingz

Asked by specialwingz at 6:32 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Technology

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  • I learned some basic HTML online and have made several different websites over the years (since I was 12, now going on 24, lol). A great site for beginners is http://www.lissaexplains.com

    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 6:44 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • That link doesn't seem to work. I do know how to build a website with WYSIWYG programs. What I'm looking for is hosts that allow you to use FTP to upload your own custom designed website. But, thank you for your response. I will try the link again later to see if there are any host suggestions.
    specialwingz

    Comment by specialwingz (original poster) at 6:50 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Oops, sorry, let me try again: http://www.lissaexplains.com


    Hmmm.... I'm not sure, I've only messed with free ones.... mainly http://www.webs.com  not sure if they do or not.

    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 6:56 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I think most of them usually make it so you have to use their template. Most of the time, it seems you need your own server to really use all your own stuff. At least, that's what I've found in my looking. You could try emailing the hosts and see if you have to use the templates or not.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:31 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

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