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Good Places to get started December 04, 2004 10:16 PM

I am moving some sites onto a variety of free hosts and I am going to start posting comparative notes here.

http://freewebs.com

http://freewebpages.org

http://bravenet.com

http://geocities.yahoo.com/

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Shirley December 05, 2004 1:04 PM

Could you repost this in "Good Places to Learn Stuff"? I am feeling anally retentive today

Now, about http://freewebs.com : They are one of the best-looking, most ad-free hosts you can use, BUT I left them a couple of years ago, after not being able to access the editor in my very first web site, and today I am having the same problem.

I will post about this again as soon as it is resolved.

I hope others who are using free hosts will post their host urls and their experience here.

Please keep this thread specifically for posting free host urls and notes of how each one handles tech issues.

Start new threads to get into discussion about specific issues and use the "Good Places to Learn Stuff" thread for resources of tutorials etc, and the "Good Places To Register Domain" for domain hosting.

DO NOT POST ABOUT A REGISTRAR OR REGISTERING AGENT YOU DO NOT ACTUALLY USE, YOURSELF!!!!

The "pinned" threads in this board are going to be more tightly moderated for topic-focus than the other threads, ok?

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Same day as previous post December 05, 2004 7:53 PM

freewebs.com editor is back up.

At the free level:

They use a wizard program called "WebsEdit", with a fairly decent selection of templates.

They also permit the insertion of key-words into meta tags, but the tags will be the same on every page. This means that you will have to have text containing the same key-words on every page, so this can be limiting as far as content changes and search engines are concerned.

You can get around this by switching to the "advanced" editor, which requires minimal knowledge of html and then alows you to manipulate your search codes freely. There is no cost to this change, but you have to be fairly sure of yourself because you cannot just click back to the "wizard". Check the "Good Places to Learn Stuff" thread for some posts of good tutorials on html, etc.

Freewebs.com does NOT require those annoying pop-up or drop-down or flashing banner ads. They only require a small credit link in the footer, which allows you to give a very dignified presentation of your site's message without intrusive ads.

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Here is one December 07, 2004 12:50 PM

almost left out - web hosting - i mean...

http://www.homestead.com

They've one of then easiest & best editing tool available (good for newbie) that comes with your subscription ( previously FREE site included ). Bandwidth allocation is quite generous (even at startup level).

Check it out!
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 December 07, 2004 3:42 PM

There is also http://www.netfirms.com/web-hosting-free 

It appears to have changed somewhat since I used it. Even though the ads are at the top, they're pretty mellow - not a lot of flashing banners, no popups & only at the very top. I liked it too because it forced me to learn about uploading with ftp. Otherwise, who knows when I'd have even "heard" of it.

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anonymous dr2.net December 13, 2004 1:37 PM

Last Christmas I got a great deal for 350 MB f hosting for like $50 for the whole year

I beleive I can sign upfor the same price this year when my year is up.

I can host as many sites as i want on this one account and the domains I buy from
http://www.Godaddy.com

Everything is organized in one account , all hosted  together making is really easy to move fromone to the other and simultaneously work on several .

http://www.Dr2.net

also I kow of several freehosts for activists and non profits etc.

peace
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Great Place for starters January 11, 2005 12:19 PM

Learn HTML http://www.webtechu.com

Lots of web space globat.com Link on my home page

 http://www.n-carousel.net

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Great Place for starters January 11, 2005 12:21 PM

Learn HTML http://www.webtechu.com

Lots of web space globat.com Link on my home page

 http://www.n-carousel.net

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Great Place for starters January 11, 2005 12:21 PM

Learn HTML http://www.webtechu.com

Lots of web space globat.com Link on my home page

 http://www.n-carousel.net

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sowwy January 11, 2005 12:24 PM

did not mean for it to post 3 times  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Rosetta February 17, 2005 11:02 PM

wanted to know more about bravenet.com

and add you as friend but your profile is gone.

laaugher and light

Sandi   beachroamer@wildmailcom

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 February 18, 2005 7:31 AM

John's help page Try here for additional free sites, pop mail, html tutorials, and tons more.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
$1 per month website May 04, 2005 8:39 AM

Not everyone is ready, able or willing to build their own website.

For those who are not quite ready to tackle a website on their own, or who want training in how to design and set up a website, check out the website hosting deal for $1. per month at www.aaawebmaster.us  . Go to the Hosting tab for more details.

Peace,

Eric

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 September 01, 2005 4:13 AM

http://www.htmlbasix.com/htmlbasics.shtml

A very easy place to learn to code html. I've been using freewebs.com for a year and had no problems with it. Having switched over from their easy site editor I find things are even better.

I also have a community archetict website. Their site builder leaves a lot to be desired. But building a site through file manager is easy. ca has an excellent resource in their support forum.

I have a bunch of other help links posted here.

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Free FTP October 25, 2005 10:47 PM

I am having trouble finding a free hosting service that offers free FTP access. It used to be easy to get for free years ago. Does anyone know of one that still offers it?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 27, 2005 5:36 PM

How about free cpanel?

http://www.freecpanels.com/

Or how about going through this list of free web hosts?

http://www.free-webhosts.com/

There is plenty of hosts in this list that provide ftp.
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Free hosts with ftp October 31, 2005 9:48 AM

I can think of 3.

http://www.po.gs/
ftp, a control panel, php, mailing lists, no ads and quite a few other things you usually have to pay for. The only downside is they limit sign ups, so you might need to keep checking back to see when you can apply.

http://www.50webs.com/
I haven't used them but a friend does and he says they're good. No ads either

Or you could try Lycos
http://www.tripod.lycos.com/
Their tripod service provides ftp, you can also use php and mysql, but you do have a pretty huge ad along onside of the page.

Hope that helps,
Kate

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