AS OF DECEMBER 2006 - FREE OnePageGallery script
I have recently moved all of my websites to a new very fast (and expensive) server. I am in the process of setting up web accounts for many of my projects and organizing them for continued distribution. Unfortunately many of the links that I have on forums and websites have become dead and I am doing my best to rectify the matter.
For all those on this forum who are using my FREE OPG - OnePageGallery script (soon also can access PhpSimpleSite & PhpCrazySite websites) - here is where you can access up to date info, fixes and support forum:www.OnePageGallery.comwww.PhpSimpleSite.comwww.PhpCrazySite.comSupport
On different photography forums I have noticed several who have commented that they use the OPG script and like its features. If anyone would like to provide me with the thoughts they have expressed and allow me to put these on the pages of OnePageGallery.com
, I would really appreciate you emailing that to me and giving me permission to publish your words of endorsement -
I continue to notice different photographers holding back from having a website to promote their business - or they may have a website hosted on a free site with a subdomain like "photographer.host.whatever". In my view it is worth the small cost and effort for photographers to have their own domain name on a paid server. I mean nowadays you can have oodles of webspace for a few dollars a month. Until recently I never realized how important fast and effective Hosting Support was - I now view it as important if not more important than the price and size of space you need. One other feature you will benefit from with your own paid space, is the ability to use PHP scripts for blogging, picture galleries and a hundred other easily installed features. I don't use many other than my own free scripts - but I know that many photograhers do.
I recently moved my www.robertwatcher.com
website to a fast and relatively expensive dedicated server - but also have all of my Image Preview Websites on a Shared server. I'll tell you, I definitely recommend Hostgator.com
where I now have my Preview Image Galleries at www.RWPreviews.com
situated. Their Online Chat Support has responded to me within minutes and guided me through a few difficult fixes. Large space and bandwidth for not much money. Most here are aware of the dreadful service and page display speed I previously had with Netfirms where I had hosted all of my websites and this PPF forum for almost 2 years - - - my new shared host Hostgator.com
is like night and day - as of course is my main server where I keep my primary websites. Of course there are also many other hosting companies with similar inexpensive services - just a simple web search away.
If you want a cheap place to get a domain name, check out www.NameCheap.com
. I have quite a few domains purchased with them. My recommendation is to register a domain name with a separate company than who you host your site with. I have had to move my www.robertwatcher.com
website to several different hosting companies over the years - and because I have always maintained that domain name with an independant company, have been able to effortlessly make those server changes without any down time.
Just a few suggestions from my perspective that may help - - -I'd get a domain name registered - - - I mean, half of my bridal couples have registered a .com or some other real domain name so that they can provide some sort of website or blog for their friends to keep up with what is going on. Might look pretty amateurish if a pro doesn't even have one?