Here it is: my sister-in-law has a rental house. I already have the website files: simple as heck. 1 static HTML file, 1 CSS file, 5 JPGs, 1 GIF. That's heem. A domain name would be nice for SEO. No ads would be nice for appearance, of course. And, as you might guess, she needs the site only until the bungalo is rented.
Is this a candidate for a freebie place, or IS there even a freebie place that'd handle such a thing? (Hard to imagine servers goin' around tossin' resource into the wind like that.)
[Oh, and, P.S., if as I suspect, I've done the disservice of posting in the wrong forum, I hope someone will do me the favor of moving this post where it belongs and accept my apology.]
There are many free solutions but you'll be very limited and have a combination of issues typically. However you can try finding discount hosting or even a free trial* package if it is really short term
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I'm sure that if you looked out there you'd be able to find one of these online sites which list properties, just look for the big ones You could have both really as web hosting can be pretty cheap in most peoples eyes.
I wouldn't get a free hosting provider that puts ads on your website. I'd just look for a cheap but reliable hosting provider for $2-$3 per month
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I really agree with the idea of an inexpensive hosting provider. And, heck, a paid domain name costs about the price of a paperback book! No big deal! Except for me getting creative enough in my little pea brain to think up a good name for it.
I'd like to put'er on Hostgator - I have myself and two other clients there already...but Hostgator's low rate takes a three-year commitment, else (for a shorter commitment) the price gets jacked up a little bit.
Can you suggest to me a decent place that's sort of inexpensive, and that won't bump the price for a shorter-term commitment?
It doesn't look like you'll be needing a large amount of disk space or bandwidth. Reliability, uptime, and stability would be the most important factors for you in this case. I would make a shortlist of each provider that catches your interest and contact each individual provider for a custom plan that can be inexpensive but at the same time has everything you'll need.
Well, Jay August, FWIW, I did finally go with NFS. There now. I'll see how it goes. But for *ease of setup* for a stoopid fellow like me, I'd go for something else in the future.
With e.g. Hostgator I had the liberty of this: Register the domain. Register the host. At the domain registrar's control panel, set up an A record with the host IP address, and a CNAME for the www. Start an FTP to the IP address. Load files. Boom. (cpanel is simple as heck, of course).
With NFS there was all manner of contortions and jumping through hoops (as I saw it) for setting up DNS control, including diddling active DNS at the registrar end, DNS records in an awkward manner on what I think is a primitive control panel at the NFS end, setting up what NFS calls an "Alias", "activating" the account, and some other miscellaneous steps involving "site" and "DNS" and "domain" definitions. Plus, NFS offers not one, but 3 IP addresses (load balancing). Convoluted. I'm for, KISS. I'm a dolt. Geeks might prefer granular control. So there.