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Good Capacity Website Providers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Exsanguination, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. Exsanguination

    Exsanguination No longer here

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    I am currently using Yahoo! Geocities as my website host, but they only allow 15MB and are really crappy. This is mainly directed to those of you who have graphically-intensive sites (such as Sullla's/Sirian's/T-Hawk's Civ3 pages). I've done ONE summary and have used 7MB! How do you all have 10+ summaries plus other pages? What are your website providers? Are they free?

    Anyone know of any good, free website providers?
     
  2. insurgent

    insurgent Exhausted

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  3. Pedro

    Pedro I'll improvise...

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    Depends on what you want to do. If it's just the space you're after: topcities is the road to travel, if you want to give your site a little more backbone: www.spaceports.com. If you're a complete newbie and want an easy-to-use interface and ready-made scripts: go for angelfire.com. If 150mb of free space isn't enough: set up your own server!!
     
  4. IceBlaZe

    IceBlaZe Atheist Proselytizer

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    ONE ADVICE:
    If you decide to pay for a host, DONT GO FOR CHEAP BIG CAPACITY HOSTS.

    QUALITY comes with a PRICE. Cheap hosts that give you "unlimited everything" (which doesn't even exist) are one big NIGHTMARE.

    Hosts with lot of costumers are a nightmare as well.

    I would suggest you go to the forum www.webhostingtalk.com, main forum, and ask them what you want.

    You could also put a request for free hosting at web hosting requests forum.

    Anyway, never go with a host before you did some digging up on it at webhostingtalk.com that forum rules, it gives you all the info you need.
     
  5. Moggy

    Moggy Warlord

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    As IceBlaZe says be very careful!!

    I went with a very cheap webhost that offered me loads of space and told me Vbulletin would be fine to use. Within 2 months they had shut down and deleted my site saying that I had abused the terms of service and was slowing down their servers :rolleyes: . They then kindly offered me all the posts that my members had posted back but only if I paid them £45. (Their name is Supanames.co.uk btw! An evil company in my opinion!).

    I just thought screw them and started again but this time I got proper advice (much like you are doing!!).

    I use F5hosting.com at the moment. The only trouble I have had since using them was when the boards crashed when I was trying to install an update to VBulletin. :D But F5hosting kindly restored everything and did the update without charging me. :)
     
  6. IceBlaZe

    IceBlaZe Atheist Proselytizer

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    Yeah F5Hosting has some good reviews.

    If you do a checkup in webhostingtalk.com about a company you will be just fine.

    Sometimes there are hosts in the "middle" - 50% like them, 50% don't.

    Sometimes a little research can prevent trouble and sometimes nothing helps and it's just bad luck.
     
  7. Exsanguination

    Exsanguination No longer here

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    for the record, I will not be buying[/i] a wesbite, no way in hell I'd pay for one (esp just for a casual website). I just signed up for a free topcities.com one but they still haven't sent me their confirmation email...
     
  8. starlifter

    starlifter Deity

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    netfirms is pretty good, but they are not large capacity (e.g., 150 MB) for free. I have set up several people's companies using their website, including 2 europeans.

    Like IceBlaZe said, look into it in detail.
     

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