The Heartland Conference recommends MinistryWeb.org, a part of Hostek.com. MinistryWeb.org offers the same services as the for profit side of their business, but offers great discounts for churches and ministries. We use the Silver Linux plan for $59.70/year (they also offer Windows hosting, ColdFusion, etc.). Their benefits include:
- Great price
- Prompt customer service through email
- No adult site hosting
- They will also register your domain name (yourname.com, org, or .net) for $10.00/year.
For designing our content we use the popular OpenSource (free) content management system (CMS) Joomla.
There are many free templates available for Joomla online (google "Joomla template"). We use a template designed by YOOtheme which requires a one-time subscription but also gives you several nifty tools for Joomla. You can continue to use their templates and tools after your subscription expires, but you can no longer download new templates and tools.
All this means you can get your church or ministry on the web for as little $69.70/year. What are you waiting for?