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Can someone make a recommendation at to what provider to use to host a website for the final project? This would be for an Edx student so not eligible for Harvard's web hosting

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  • I believe most people use GoDaddy!
    – kzidane
    Sep 12 '14 at 19:21
  • Thanks for the godaddy recommendation. I've started using them and so far the service has been excellent.
    – rss81
    Sep 15 '14 at 19:55
  • AirThomas, Thanks for the link but I totally disagree. The CS50 stackexchange website sets the context for the question. The final project further helps identify the context. Getting a recommendation about a reputable provider, providing good support at a reasonable price is what's being asked for. It may not fit the general stackexchange protocol but it seems like a reasonable well defined question to me!
    – rss81
    Sep 15 '14 at 20:08
  • You're welcome to start a discussion on meta about whether recommendation questions are on-topic but be warned, this policy is well-established and I only know of one exception on the network so far.
    – Air
    Sep 17 '14 at 16:26
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Well, this is more of an opinionated question...

If you want to host the website for free and get a subdomain, you should try Github Pages: http://pages.github.com but beware, they don't provide any databases and stuff...

Otherwise, you can also checkout AWS(Amazon Web Services). The service is free for one year, after which you have to pay via Credit Card.

You can also host the website on your very own computer using Apache but that's something that no one would recommend.

When it comes to paid hosting, there are a myriad of options:

  1. Bluehost
  2. Godaddy
  3. A Small Orange (my personal favourite)

Best of luck finding the host for your website...

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  • thanks, that was very helpful..I didn't know that github also provides subdomains.
    – MIB
    Feb 19 '17 at 8:07

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