Until these boards are added this post attempts to deal with #3:
If you know a free host without advertising (pop-up or banners) please list it below. If you know the catch please mention it.
Feel free to list sites that offer free hosting with the purchase of a domain name, but make sure to note it.
The ones I know of:
www.brinkster.com (totally ad free)
• 30 MB; 500 MB/Month of Data Transfer
• ASP.NET / .NET Framework v1, Mobile Internet Toolkit v1
• ASP 3.0 Support (Includes ADO, FileSystemObject)
Drawbacks: no FTP, only 1-at-a-time browser-based upload.
http://homepage.mac.com (totally ad free)
• 20mb; unknown transfer limit
• webDAV file management
Drawbacks: only for mac, no advanced features
www.doteasy.com (domain required)
• www.yourdomain.com Web Hosting
• 20MB Web Storage
• Unlimited FTP Access
• Domain Forwarding
• 10 Email Accounts/ POP & Web-based Email Access/ Email Forwarding/ Email Autoresponder
• 1GB Monthly Traffic Allowance
Drawbacks: 1. Must buy domain name ($18/year) or transfer existing domain name ($35). Transfer fee is waived with two referrals; 2. Daily newsletter which Doteasy members agree to receive (don't need to read it...).
Last edited by aloosenation; 07-10-2002 at 05:59 PM.
http://www.portland.co.uk (totally ad free)
• 15 MB; 100 MB/Month of Data Transfer
• SSI, Webalizer
Drawbacks: Slow, Crowded Servers, Unbelievable amounts of downtime, 100 MB of data transfer... But hey; You get what you pay for...
http://www.host.sk/ (totally free, I think)
Republic of Slovakia site, written in Slovak
• Mentioned to me by a buddy.
• Anyone speak slovak or know a slovak-english website translation service?
• PHP, MySQL, custom 404, FTP
Drawbacks: It's in Slovak
Doteasy is *not* a free host. They are a registrar requiring domain registration or transfer at inflated prices. The "free" space is covered in their inflated prices.
If you want "extras" it costs: CGI/PERL $45/6 months, PHP/MYSQL $60/3 months, ASP $75/3 months.
free host seem to be dieing out since you can get hosting for like 1.95 now (even though its not good) and advertising as died out for free hosting. If you think about it nobody wants to host with a place that has advertsiing and yet free host cant make money unless they advertise so really they have all died out. Sadly enough the few that are left but they will die soon. Places like geocites and stuff seem like they only are being suppored since they are owned by yahoo.com but otherwise they would die out. It also seems that with rackshack that everyone now has a friend that has a friend that has a friend that either owns or works for a hosting company and they can get a good deal if not free hsoting through that. I myself do that. I have a resseller account and i dont run a hosting company i jsut give free accounts to all my friends. I pay 10 bucks a month to support friends websites.