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If possible please give me an idea about the total price.
I live in Africa and i would like to host my pages on an American server. Will this affect the website performance or support ?
$8-10/year domain name registration
$5-$15/month shared hosting
after promotions. These super-cheap hosting plans tend to be very limited, but would do fine if you just want to post a few pages listing products and services and your contact information.
Some hosts will accept funds through payment services in lieu of a credit card, e.g. Paypal, Worldpay, eGold; I do not know which, if any, of these may be available in your country.
I wouldn't say the distance between the U.S. and any part of Africa will be a problem in and of itself, but the possibility of network congestion or other problems will be magnified.
Is there anything being sold on the site that money is being paid for online? Is there a need for a shopping cart to purchase things and pay online?
There are some hosting companies that accept payment by check or money order as payment. Not many, and they tend to be small ones.