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Old 03-04-2010, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap hosting?

Google comes back with WAY too many results to compare, so I thought I'd ask the KATGeniuses. I'm getting laid off in June, so I'm looking at all the ways to look for a job, and one of the recommended things is to have your resume available online.

So, I'm looking for a hosting site where I can have my resume up. Not looking for something like LinkedIn where it's part of a whole profile, but a place where I can have it viewable in PDF format. I want to be able to put it on my card, they type in the address, and all that comes up is my resume, no ads or banners. I could do a main page and the resume as a link, and put the link address on the cards.

The only hosting I have heard of is GoDaddy (because I watch TV), so I'm asking anyone who knows better than me. What's my best option for something this simple?
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sites probably get on this list through bribery/advertising or something but meh. I've heard good things about DreamHost, too.

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a host called Host Gator because they give me a ton of space and its super cheap. Web Hosting - Shared cPanel Web Hosting They have plans that start at under $5 a month. I looked at GoDaddy and they cost about the same.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Use Microsoft Office Live. It's pretty customizable, no ads, and free. Plus with other office live functions you can create contact lists and have documents like your pdf there to be shared.

If you want a custom domain, I think Go Daddy is a good bet. Look up promo codes and you can have your own domain for like $8.50 for a year. What I do is just forward mine to my free page and use URL masking so no one knows I did it.

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Old 03-04-2010, 01:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yahoo small business services has really good, really cheap setups for small websites.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i use godaddy hosting and i find sometimes there's a definite lag when ftp'ing files up and down. i may move somewhere else soon.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to use GoDaddy for a long time. For what I was paying ($3.95/mo), I had no complaints.
However, the free options out there are getting better and better. Between wordpress, office live, and some others why bother with building your own page unless it's a business of some kind. Plug and play sites are so easy.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've been using A Small Orange (A Small Orange | Web Hosting, Design, Software and more! ) for at least 5 yrs now. I'm only the $5/mo plan, but they have a $25/yr plan as well. I think my site has only gone down 3 times (maybe an hour or two each time) in the 5yrs and they reply super quick to my issues.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Other options could be something like Posterus or Tumblr. I believe you can link domain names to both of these services (?)

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Still looking through all of these recommendations. Office Live and Google Docs looked good, but they won’t work because they are blocked at many corporations' filters for being “Personal Network Storage and Backup.” Looks like I’m going to have to go with the cheap website instead of the free stuff.

Small Orange looks like the one for me for this. $25/year for the tiny amount of info I need up.

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