Am I waisting money??

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I have hosting with Bluehost as well as a domain name. Did I waste money on that service or is having that kind of host still beneficial when using synthasite? I signed up with Bluehost to try out Wordpress, but I discovered that Synthasite is SOO MUCH EISIER! I have paid already so I believe I need to have them host the site, but was wondering if they have benefits that would make it worth it.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi wayneb

I am not in a position to comment on Bluehost's services at all as I do not know what they offer. I can say that if you have purchased a domain name of your own, this will be useful when you publish your site, whatever option you select.

SynthaSite does offer free hosting, so you might find it easier to host your site with us and simply point your site to your own domain.

If you wish, you can also download it as a zipped file and upload it to Bluehost, provided their server has PHP Version 5.2.x

We are glad you find SynthaSite easy and useful!

Greetings
Monique
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I bought my domain from Blue Host and they charged me for a two year service. i had to pay it up front. They offer many services, tools, gadgets, and software. i did not understand any of them. I cancelled the next day and was refunded my money but charged $10 for my domain registered for 1 year with them. Synthasite is so easy. They have the best support. They gave various resources to edit the settings of my domain when Blue Host wouldn't help me because they said they didn't have my A Record anymore since I cancelled the hosting with them. It was very disappointing because my domain was registered with them and they said they were not able to assist me. Synthasite is a cut and paste build your own website. Blue Host is build your site from scratch. Synthasite will find resources outside Synthasite to assist you with your website. Although, Synthasite does have some limitations, they do have suggestions and solutions.
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am i able to publish with the subdomain until i get it completed, then later have it hosted by bluehost with my own domain?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yes, you can certainly do that. You can publish to a subdomain, and then when you are ready, download your site and host it with Bluehost. At that time I suggest you unpublish the subdomain site so as not to have two versions of your site on the Web.
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Thank you! not sure how to un publish...but will find out. One last question, if the site is hosted on bluehost, will i be able to modify it as i do now? or will i have to modify, download, then upload all files to bluehost to make changes?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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You can unpublish a site by going to the "Publishing" drop down menu and clicking on "publishing settings."

If your site is hosted with us but pointed to your own domain it is easier to update. You simply log in, edit your site and click "publish". Your site will be republished with all your latest changes.

If you host it elsewhere updating is a bit more tedious as you have to go through the process you just described. . .
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wayneb

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Perfect. unfortunately, i have already paid for the hosting and domain from bluehost, so i will have to use them. since the site is pretty much static, it shouldnt be such an ordeal to make changes. unless there is a way to get credited for the hosting and keep the domain. not sure what hosting services you offer.

i am not sure if this has been addressed in these forums, but how can synthasite be free with no ads? thats the only thing that makes me nervous is that unlike other free site builders, synthasite is offering it for free with no premium service where users pay for no ad banners.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Site building and hosting will always be free with SynthaSite and we will never place any ads on your site. We have also tried to make as many publishing options available as possible (free subdomain, publish to a domain you already own, download your site and host it yourself). We want to give you control over your own website!
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How do you get email on sites you made ???
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi vidia567 - we don't have the email feature available for your SynthaSite subdomain (eg yoursitename.synthasite.com) yet. But if you've got a first-level domain (eg yoursitename.com) you can set up your email with your domain host.
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Hi Wayneb

All yoe get from Bluehost you can get for free from Synthasite, i looked around for hosting and then by mistake i noticed that Synthasite offers hosting for free. It makes no difference who you're hosting with. Google makes the difference.

Have a look at my site http://www.gadget-webstore.co.uk , i've bought my domain somewhere else but the design and hosting and technical support ( which is amaizing) provided by Synthasite.

Good Luck