Not very savvy when it comes to website design.

Mikejn1

New member
This may be a dumb question to most of you, but it is a question I have. I am looking forward to building a website on the Gigalicious server. I had started building one elsewhere a few months ago and there was not enough storage space as well as bandwidth offered. One thing the site allowed me to do, is to create a button that linked to a file (.pdf) of my newsletter and it opened it in the browser. I checked into a few more web hosting sites and some of them didn't even allow for files to be uploaded. From what I can gather from what I have read, Gigalicious allows file storage, so therefore I should be able to do what I want with creating buttons and such. Am I correct in this conclusion?
 

Genesis

Administrator
Mikejn1 said:
This may be a dumb question to most of you, but it is a question I have. I am looking forward to building a website on the Gigalicious server. I had started building one elsewhere a few months ago and there was not enough storage space as well as bandwidth offered. One thing the site allowed me to do, is to create a button that linked to a file (.pdf) of my newsletter and it opened it in the browser. I checked into a few more web hosting sites and some of them didn't even allow for files to be uploaded. From what I can gather from what I have read, Gigalicious allows file storage, so therefore I should be able to do what I want with creating buttons and such. Am I correct in this conclusion?
Depending on what is in the files of course and you stick with the rules for what is allowed and what is disallowed in your hosting space, and provided you stick to the bandwidth and space limitations, I'd say "yes". I'd suggest however that you read our Terms and Conditions of providing hosting space very carefully though, which you have to do any way when you sign up for space. Particularly the section on "Prohibited Use". For the rest however, the owner is very generous. If you should run into bandwidth difficulties, all you need to do is post your problem in the Hosting support sub-forum, and the technical admin and owner will see what they can do for you.

It's easy to monitor your space and bandwidth usage, as they are available in your cpanel. They usually turn into red when you are getting close to your limit. So if you intend to be a heavy user of space and bandwidth, it may be a good idea to monitor this to take preventive action before you exceed your limit.

You can check out the Gigalicous Free Hosting Account package here:
http://www.gigalicous.com/free-hosting-account.php
 

Opal

New member
Hi Mike, welcome to Gigalicous. The savviness comes fast. Particularly when you're struggling with challenges and it takes lots of mistakes to work one's way through all of it, but you'd be surprised how quickly it comes to you. Also, there is always more than a few ways to get to the end objective. If one door closes, you just Google for an alternative step.
 

Mikejn1

New member
Genesis said:
Mikejn1 said:
This may be a dumb question to most of you, but it is a question I have. I am looking forward to building a website on the Gigalicious server. I had started building one elsewhere a few months ago and there was not enough storage space as well as bandwidth offered. One thing the site allowed me to do, is to create a button that linked to a file (.pdf) of my newsletter and it opened it in the browser. I checked into a few more web hosting sites and some of them didn't even allow for files to be uploaded. From what I can gather from what I have read, Gigalicious allows file storage, so therefore I should be able to do what I want with creating buttons and such. Am I correct in this conclusion?
Depending on what is in the files of course and you stick with the rules for what is allowed and what is disallowed in your hosting space, and provided you stick to the bandwidth and space limitations, I'd say "yes". I'd suggest however that you read our Terms and Conditions of providing hosting space very carefully though, which you have to do any way when you sign up for space. Particularly the section on "Prohibited Use". For the rest however, the owner is very generous. If you should run into bandwidth difficulties, all you need to do is post your problem in the Hosting support sub-forum, and the technical admin and owner will see what they can do for you.

It's easy to monitor your space and bandwidth usage, as they are available in your cpanel. They usually turn into red when you are getting close to your limit. So if you intend to be a heavy user of space and bandwidth, it may be a good idea to monitor this to take preventive action before you exceed your limit.

You can check out the Gigalicous Free Hosting Account package here:
http://www.gigalicous.com/free-hosting-account.php

Thank you for the information. Basically what I would be attaching is a PDF file that contains my newsletter. I write it monthly. It is based on my observations and my thoughts, family traditions and such.. Sometimes there will be a recipe I created.. I am also planning on putting up some pics of my flight sim aircraft and pics I have taken..


Sander k said:
How much space and bandwidth do you need?
Well, being that I am not familiar with web design, how the bandwidth is measured and such, I don't know what would be enough and what would not be.. I know computer hardware and things like that but not web space. It is not something I have worked with very much at all.. The site I was going to try had 500MB storage and 500MB bandwidth. The newsletters are usually 2 MB or so and the pictures would average 3 to 4 MB but I am sure they can be made to take up less space. I have about 15 to 20 newsletters and several pictures..
 

Genesis

Administrator
Mike, if you have no experience with bandwidth, I think the only part that could drain your bandwidth is the people responding to your blog and downloading materials. For example, if it were music files (which probably would not apply in your case), there could be such a demand for downloading them, that the bandwidth would be unable to handle it. Or there could be people bickering in the comments with one another, and you get plenty of spam comments when you're on holiday somewhere or not looking closely.

But for normal circumstances, you checking in at your blog every day to see the comments are clean (or making a system so that the comments have to be approved by you first), everything should be OK and all you have to do is watch the bandwidth usage in your cPanel. The bandwidth is very generous and should be more than enough for you in normal circumstances. Once it starts to get in the yellow zone, and you're only quarter or half way through the month, you should be getting worried and check what is causing it to go that high. Very easy to check it. And if you need any help at any time, all you need to do is post a request in our Hosting Support Sub-Forum.
 
M

matrix

Guest
Not only am I not very savvy, but I'm lazy too. I find that one can work around all of these shortcomings as there are always a million ways to do anything. Plenty of templates and software to make things very easy.
 

Goku

New member
I don't think you need to be savvy for web design. You just need to be smart as there are many ways to do it. I like to not get involved with the design, so like to use templates, and then do a little bit of coding. Good idea is to learn some basic html. If you Google it it's easy to find a good tutorial. And the rest will fall into place.
 

Mikejn1

New member
Goku said:
I don't think you need to be savvy for web design. You just need to be smart as there are many ways to do it. I like to not get involved with the design, so like to use templates, and then do a little bit of coding. Good idea is to learn some basic html. If you Google it it's easy to find a good tutorial. And the rest will fall into place.

Thanks, I will do that..
 

GigaGreg

Moderator
Staff member
You have those internet editors like webs.com or more :) Its really easy to make website without writing an actual code.