Pedaled too far.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
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I've never heard of 1and 1 so I cannot praise nor criticise them. As ahsposo said, if you are not paying for the product, you are the product.
I have a domain of my own and host for that domain. I also have a wordpress site with my own domain. I pay for both. The wordpress site is easier, but more restricted.
One thing that will help you is to start doing what is known as a wire-frame. It's easy, you can even do it with a stack of index cards. Just write a brief description of each page, and all the links to that page on one card.
You might have one home page about your travel site with links to a page on England, a page on the U.S., a page on Airlines etc. Then the page on England might have links to all the bicycle manufacturers in England, a link to Stone Henge, a link to a page of all the pubs in England. The pubs of England page might have links to individual pages for each pub, and links to individual pages for each craft beer brewed in England. The U.S. page might be similar.
You may also want "landing pages" so that beer afficienados might find a beer home page that has the same links to your pub pages, but it also serves to bring beer lovers into your England page.
As you can see, this could grow quite rapidly. Are you planning for advertising on these pages? Are you planning to sell anything on these pages? Does the host allow transactions?
You may want to have a plan that lets you start simple and slowly build larger and larger. But have an idea of where you intend to get to.
Keep looking, you've gone down a rabbit hole and no telling where it will end. Go to your local library and see what books they have on the subject.
Whatever you do, make sure that you are at least the administrative contact on the domain name. Have absolute control over the domain name.
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Last edited by Artkansas; 04-22-14 at 09:18 PM.