Not personally, but they seem pricey for what they are giving you. I use ewisp. They are a quarter the price of the comprable homestead account. I have been hosted on this company for a month, and so far no down time. http://www.ewisp.net/hosting/
Before ewisp, I used terrasite.com who was horrible. They were down constantly. Ewisp is the best hosting service I've used.
It comes with a program called "site builder", but I wouldnt reccomend using a program like that. If you don't know html, you should buy front page, and make your website with that program. Ultimately however you should learn html for the best results.
It's pretty simple to learn enough to work with. You might try finding a page with a layout you like and editing it a lot until you get what you want; it's often easier to make something when you have a base to work with.
I wouldn't suggest Frontpage personally, unless you intend to manually clean up the horrible mess it'll make of your html.
Hi Spaceman, if you don't know how to programme you do worse than find a pre-built e-commerce editor. There are loads available to try out on tucows - www.tucows.com - they'll provide template and you just need to edit the content/catalogue. Frontpgae, Dreamweaver et al are very expensive for what you get and do create alarmingly weird html. Coffeecup and AceHtml are software providers of html editors - the coffee cup html editor has a WYSIWYG function and they also have lots of ecommerce templates which you could look. I guess one of the issues is how big a range of products you're going to sell and how much you need to automate updating the catalogue. Also think abotu how you're going to manage payment, are you going to track orders, shipping etc?
I've built lots of ecommerce sites - some completely from scratch, others amending templates. These days I can't see a argument for building your own unless its really small scale or your needs are so bespoke they won't be covered by something out there. As for my t-shirt site, I've taken the cowards way out and am running a spreadshirt shop.
If shopfactory just puts out plain HTML files, then you should be able to upload the files to ANY webhost.
If shopfactory makes some sort of proprietary file format, then you may want to contact the makers of shopfactory to see if they have a recommended list of hosts that support their format.
My suggestion would be to either hire someone to create the site for you and learn a bit of HTML at the same time so you can make small edits (or if you are a do-it-yourselfer...design the site yourself in regular HTML so it works with any host).
Definitly try Sothink HTML Editor. It is the best program I have found. You can either code the website in HTML or you can graphically design it (you see what the website looks like as you move stuff around) . I have used this for all of my websites. It's very easy to use and is free. Hope that helps!
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