Mrs Chunkers is now quite involved in a small "Hedgehog Rescue" local charity which works locally to save the little tykes and rehabilitate them from injuries. They have a Facebook page but no website, not a big deal as most hedgehogs don't have internet access (j/k)
I thought my contribution could be to set up and pay for (hosting) a website, so I rather rashly said I would do it ..... without fully understanding the implications. I mean I have created webpages, have mucked about with HTML, stuck some very amateur pages on my webspace before, can use FTP but I would really want this to be a bit more professional than that...... I guess the objectives being :
- Emergency Hog line contact details should you need to mobilise the Hogbulance (just made that up, its not really a thing)
- Provide more information on the charities activities and encourage people to volunteer
- Resources : raise awareness of all things 'hog'
- Fund raising / donations - the charity is completely voluntary and funded by donations
So I am looking for some ideas from my geeky friends (this is YOU
) on the following :Web host
- obviously needs to be inexpensive and I don't think it will see too much traffic, I want it to be easy to update by the wife / others with news and other info - the ability to easily post regular photos, updates and (smallish) video's is important, I guess the videos could be hosted elsewhere e.g. Youtube. Would be good to enable people to make modest donations online via Paypal. I have very little idea what kind of server side stuff I need for this, help! Is a basic package OK or do I need something else? GoDaddy and Fasthosts have offers on but I am open to advice as I am sure there are better options.Update Tools
: I can't see Mrs Chunkers hacking HTML but she is otherwise pretty IT competent with standard Office type products, what kind of software do I need? I don't mind spending a bit of money on decent software if opensource doesn't cut it to give her a nice GUI to use.Domain name
, it looks like the domain name I want is fully available so i can have .com / .co.uk / .org / .net whatever. Surely the .com is going to be the easiest / most memorable - for me its all about people remembering it easily? Some of the big hosting companies are offering free registration - is this a trap
Any advice, do's / don'ts much appreciated. Would be great to get feedback as I am still at the planning stage and could maybe avoid any catastrophically bad screw-ups.