View Full Version : $70 is not free.

12-07-2002, 10:56 PM
I'm doing an experiment. I think freeservers.com is doing false advertizing. They say several places that they offer premium wepsite hosting, and also free pages. Go to http://www.freeservers.com, and try getting a free web page. Come back here and give your results.

12-07-2002, 11:08 PM
I was able to... right on the front-page!

12-07-2002, 11:13 PM
yeah me too, selected the first of the last three in the list and it worked

12-07-2002, 11:17 PM
It's not false advertising bud.

Site I made (http://tryingthisdomainasatest.freeservers.com)

12-07-2002, 11:51 PM
hey Tim, you spelled mormon wrong :D :D :D

12-07-2002, 11:53 PM

dP munky
12-08-2002, 01:37 AM
good thing ya fixed that typo tim, you wouldnt want anyone to be confused on what youre calling them...... but anyway, i went to the site and i signed up for free, i even looked at the other plans, where did you get 70 bucks????

12-08-2002, 03:59 AM
In each step there is a free service option, just choose it.

12-08-2002, 10:02 AM
I did. I filled out all the application forms, and then it said, "The next step is to choose your pricing plan". One of which was $70.

Rid or guess
12-08-2002, 10:30 AM
Yea, just pick FREE.

12-08-2002, 11:30 AM
Huh... doesn't make any sense... Well I guess it no longer matters. I found out about a site called NetFirms. They give you CGI support, only require a small bannerand then I just go dot.tk and I get a free domain name pointing to the website. Looks like the bestplan. It's still anoying about that freeservers thing though. Maybe it's just me - but I did click on everything that was labelled as "free".

12-08-2002, 11:47 AM
Netfirms puts insane file limits on files, mornally goes slow, common FTP problems, cancels accounts alot, etc.

I reccomend nelie for most free servers:


12-08-2002, 12:39 PM
brinkster.com is the best option, IMHO. You get a good amount of space, .NET support, a few other scripting supports (no CGI or PHP, but why would you want to use CGI anymore anyway?), and NO ADS. Not even a popup.

12-08-2002, 04:10 PM
they support ASP though..brinkster is the best!!

12-08-2002, 09:44 PM
Host your own:


12-10-2002, 07:39 PM
Thanks - I'll check those out, but if there are anymore suggesstions, plkease make sure it's free, and supports CGI. Other than that, I can probably find a way around everything else. File size shouldn't be a majpr problem, things like that. Thanks again.