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Godaddy domain, can't afford hosting, any free way of using wordpress? (9 posts)

  1. indieboy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please help! I really want to try wordpress. I'm using blogger currently and my domain name is registered to godaddy. I realised i cannot use the free hosting for the wordpress application. Is there a way to get around this without upgrading. If not is there somewhere where I can use my old domain name which I purchased and get free hosting. Please everything is appreciated.

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Best I can suggest is to do a search for "free mysql hosting", because it's the lack of a database server that will scupper most free hosting I suspect.

    Otherwise maybe you could look at wordpress.com

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can always use WordPress.com with domain mapping, as explained here:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/how-do-i-take-wordpress-out-of-my-url/

    But you won't have as much control over your own themes, plugins and presentation as you would on a self-hosted blog.

    C'mon, man, web hosting is dirt cheap these days. If you sign up with Dreamhost and use one of their codes, you can get a year's worth of hosting for less than the price of a mildly fancy dinner for two.. about $27. :)

    Surpass Hosting (which I highly recommend) has packages for as low as $6/month, pay as you go.

    Also, who is your Internet Service Provider? They sometimes have free space for their account holders. You can't always attach a domain to it (well, not EASILY), but it can be done sometimes.

  5. BrianTokyo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    DreamHost stinks, they'll close your account when your blog starts having a few visits.

  6. steverf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Solution: Get a Job ??

  7. Joni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @BrianTokyo: Well that explains why MY blog is still there! {{snort}} (No one comes to visit it!) :P

    Seriously, I've heard rave reviews of DH and others like yourself who must have had bad experiences. But for a start, it's pretty cheap with discount code and I've had several sites (not just blogs) hosted there for over four years now without any problem.

  8. Darran
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dreamhost oversells too. They provide more than what they can really afford.

  9. hostskynet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    indieboy, do you still need hosting? I can give you one month free on my hosting company with support for wordpress.

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