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# 215159 14-Jun-2017 20:43
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This has likely been asked a million times but answers vary alot depending on requirments.

 

Ive built several sites before but clients had existing servers they uploaded to. Ive just finish a small site for a client. All front end, no back end. Need a cost effective option to upload/host site. Dont need support nor emails etc etc. Just ideas on the best option for hosting that will be fast and trustworthy.

 

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  # 1801137 14-Jun-2017 20:52
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Amazon S3 + Cloudfront will cost a few cents per month


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  # 1801140 14-Jun-2017 21:12
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S3 static website hosting + CloudFront is a good option. I think you may have to use AWS Route53 DNS, which is US$0.50 per month - not 100% sure, you think I'd know that kind of thing, but I've never done it in practice. If it's mostly for NZ users don't even bother with CloudFront, just use S3. CloudFront helps with availability. I doubt you can beat the price, the reliability, the trustworthyness of AWS.

 

It's not the simplest solution though. AWS is enterprise grade, and has some complexity. However in this case it's not bad. You set up your account with 2FA, lock away your root credentials, set up a day to day user with 2FA, create an S3 bucket, turn on static website hosting. You use something like CloudBerry S3 explorer to upload your files. Easy. There's a guide here.

 

If you want standard web hosting in NZ there was a recommendation today for a good host.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1801150 14-Jun-2017 21:36
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I have to agree that Amazon S3 and Cloudfront are a great choice for frontend only websites. You don't need to use Route 53 either, but it's also an excellent choice. 

 

We've got about 10-15 client websites hosted with them. 

 

If you're technically inclined, our Abletech website is hosted there, and we've released all the source code - including the continuous integration and delivery on Github. Here's the link: https://github.com/AbleTech/abletech.nz

 

I think it costs us less than $1 per month.

 

Nigel




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  # 1801182 15-Jun-2017 00:22
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Woa. Geekzone is awesome. First post. Very helpful. thanks guys




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  # 1801183 15-Jun-2017 00:29
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Sorry to sound useless.. Im a wizz on the code but all my work has been done and passed on for upload.

 

I have my compiled files in a zip ready for upload. I have the address countryantiques.co.nz purchased. How do i now make these files a website.

 

cheers.

 

newbie


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  # 1801186 15-Jun-2017 01:34
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LokiLoki:

 

Sorry to sound useless.. Im a wizz on the code but all my work has been done and passed on for upload.

 

I have my compiled files in a zip ready for upload. I have the address countryantiques.co.nz purchased. How do i now make these files a website.

 

cheers.

 

newbie

 

 

 

 

You're probably best to get a proper webhost, as that is what I do for all sites I design and host. PM me if you want a suggestion.


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  # 1801208 15-Jun-2017 07:34
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LokiLoki:

 

Sorry to sound useless.. Im a wizz on the code but all my work has been done and passed on for upload.

 

I have my compiled files in a zip ready for upload. I have the address countryantiques.co.nz purchased. How do i now make these files a website.

 

cheers.

 

newbie

 

 

Your best bet is to follow the guide on the link I posted above:

 

  • Set up your AWS account. Set up your root user, lock away the password and second factor key. Have them set up another "admin" account, again with two factor and use that account from then on. Guide.
  • Set up your S3 bucket and configure for web hosting
  • Upload your files - individually, not as a zip
  • Test the bucket works
  • Set your DNS to point to the bucket - route 53 is part of AWS and is easy

AWS might take a little bit of time to get your head around, but it's a valuable skill. If you need help I do AWS consulting, I'm an AWS certified professional architect and I use it for all my own hosting. Not on S3, I run virtual servers.

 

 

 

If you need hand holding and to be walked through this, you're best off purchasing a business level hosting package. They won't teach you this stuff, you'll need to learn yourself or hire someone to do it. It's all quite simple, and there are probably hundreds of guides online.


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