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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert waimeamomi's Avatar
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    I want to start fresh. I think my website has become to complex and not focused. It's too complicated to post new items, and I'm fighting with trying to put a shopping cart up. I think I started it too much as a design project and not enough as a viable shopping experience. Anyone have any suggestions for a new web host? I think I've hit the limits on the on I have.
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    Shopify will let you edit as much or as little as you like, and you can try it for free. Making your current domain redirect to your Shopify store requires paying for at least one month of service, but that's a decision for when you know if you like it.

    I'm in the process of modding one of their templates, but I like what I've seen so far. Good luck!
    Lauren's ETSY store is on hiatus!

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    I've heard lunarpages is a good host, but it's not like etsy or shopify, you'd have to build your own website.

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    I passed this question on to my hubby - he looks after IT for me

    He said he couldnt give a reco on selecting a host - but did say that Joomla combined with Virtuemart makes a good "system" for running your site. Joomla is the engine part of it - and Virtuemart is a module that provides the online Shop functionality.

    Best of luck in your search.

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    I can put you in touch with my IT hero for hosting and shop
    (very very easy to upload and control stock)
    including integration of money handling and so on.

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    I've been using CityMax. They do "boilerplate" sites with a good number of variations at a very reasonable price. At the time I signed up (three years ago...) I researched the subject quite thoroughly and found them to be the most user friendly as well as reasonable host available. If you can manage "Word" then you can put together your website--It's easier, in fact. It's very simple to add and delete things from your inventory and posting text and graphics is easy, too. Check them out at:

    http://www.citymax.com/infohome.htm

    Good luck,
    Marcus

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert waimeamomi's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. Having options is always a good thing!
    Sheryl

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    https://www.facebook.com/MaunaKeaMoonlight

    ?All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography? Frederico Fellini
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