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drdroid
11-14-2003, 02:01 PM
Ok, what are some web hosts that you people use? One that is good(or decent) that's free. I've searched around but I'd also like to ask some people who know what their talking about. I've tried google but I'd like to hear what some people think.

FillYourBrain
11-14-2003, 02:03 PM
free hosting is not usually good.

However, there are many that offer server side scripting and such. They just torment you with popups.

www.Hypermart.net is one that lets you point a domain name at their server for free. But again... popups. I use their paid service which has been very good.

drdroid
11-14-2003, 02:10 PM
what about .tk I see alot of people with free domains .tk with no popups or banners.

-KEN-
11-14-2003, 02:18 PM
TK is just a free domain name: www.dot.tk


try 1and1.com - 3 years free hosting. Offer ends soon, thoug.

drdroid
11-14-2003, 02:42 PM
well i dun want popups, but I'm ok with banners... as long as its free and it won't run out.

-KEN-
11-14-2003, 03:00 PM
I never said anything about popups.

There are no popups and no banners for either service.

drdroid
11-14-2003, 03:03 PM
with that one service they have to call my house and I dun want that.

Fountain
11-14-2003, 03:17 PM
Try this. I use it now. Very sweet.

The Link (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45174)

Nice easy search this one......:)

ZakkWylde969
11-14-2003, 03:21 PM
Don't have have a webpage running from your computer (no 3rd party) you just have to have a web server?

drdroid
11-14-2003, 03:41 PM
ZakkWylde969 can you rephrase what you just said I can't quite understand you.

webmaster
11-14-2003, 04:15 PM
Cprogramming.com was hosted on Hypermart for several years. I found their service to be OK, but for what you will pay, you should be getting a lot more. The last time I checked, their most expensive packages were roughly equivalent to what you can get from a cheaper place like www.liquidweb.com or www.futurequest.com at much better rates. In the past, Cprogramming.com has been hosted by both; I found the Liquidweb pricing most competitive, but the site was down more often with them than it was with FutureQuest.

Hypermart's cheapest package doesn't give you access to PHP or MySQL databases. They also limit your number of POP mailboxes. It's fairly cheap, but very stripped down service. I'd imagine that you can find better deals than them. Sorry I can't answer your question about free hosting directly.

drdroid
11-14-2003, 04:17 PM
thanks, I'll use a free host for a little while, I need to save up some money though.

ZakkWylde969
11-14-2003, 04:27 PM
I was asking a question. Is all you need to have a webpage running from your own computer (No web hosters) is a server?

Lurker
11-14-2003, 04:32 PM
Zakk means you can run a web site on your own computer. You simply need to run a server program. Unfortunately, your computer MUST be on for ANYONE to access the site.

-KEN-
11-14-2003, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by drdroid
with that one service they have to call my house and I dun want that.

You're an idiot. It's an automated machine that just reads a code to you. It's so people don't sign up with 8000000 accounts and abuse the service.

axon
11-14-2003, 08:16 PM
hey, FrenchFry a while ago gave us this great link http://hostrocket.com/ . 25mb storage, 2gig bandwith and no popups or banners. Enjoy

EDIT:: hey don't you guys think that the sound fx on that site's main interface sound like sfx from starcraft? hmmm....it was a long time since I played that great game

Fountain
11-15-2003, 03:15 AM
:rolleyes: Axon, are you paying attention? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Try reading my post from this very same thread-click the link and BOOM! You now have the power.

DavidP
11-15-2003, 03:29 AM
my college's server is good and free :D (not to mention i have 80 GB of space allocated for myself on it)

Klinerr1
11-16-2003, 02:46 AM
well is it really free, u have to pay to get into college dont ya?