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tony09uk
02-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Does anyone know a good site that provides free web space? I only want it so I can show what Im doing so I can get feedback while I practice. I realise they arn't ideal and there maybe adverts here and there....its not an issue as long as I can get my sites on-line and it doesn't screw with my code (otherwise that would defeat the point of this exercise).

I have looked at a few such as:

webfreehosting.net
5gbfee.com

I also visited
http://www.100best-free-web-space.com/searchPage0/Free-Host.html
but I still have no idea which to go for, can you please help?

johnMoss
02-11-2011, 10:56 PM
I only want it so I can show what Im doing so I can get feedback while I practice.


If this is the case then simply google 'free website reviews' & pick one. For your purposes as stated I would say it really doesn't matter at all...

domedia
02-11-2011, 11:31 PM
Tony, you can get a professional webspace for a couple of USD a month.. there's really no excuse :)

gentleone
02-11-2011, 11:33 PM
just be careful with those free hostings... if you're planning to use some JavaScript on your page, there's likely a chance that they will have conflicts with the JavaScript from those adverts.

alexthehc
03-01-2011, 08:19 AM
don't even think about getting free webspace. you will have nothing but trouble in the end. The few bucks for a reliable web host are worth it.. just believe me.

tony09uk
03-01-2011, 11:25 PM
I guess your speaking from experience? what happend?

alexthehc
03-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Tony, you can get a professional webspace for a couple of USD a month.. there's really no excuse :)

I agree. Free web space causes nothing but trouble. Spend a few bucks for a reliable web host and you will be fine..

edbr
03-02-2011, 09:05 AM
@alexthehc (http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/member.php?u=31150) thats the second time i have removed your link to disguised webhosting please dont do it again

alexthehc
03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
I agree. Free web space causes nothing but trouble. Spend a few bucks for a reliable web host and you will be fine..

But this web host (http://www.ixwebhosting.com/) really offers a free trial with free web space!!! And how can a newbie ever compare sites without knowing different vendors?

davidj
03-03-2011, 12:45 PM
check this out!!!

http://www.zyma.com/

tony09uk
03-03-2011, 07:37 PM
wow, what s the catch???

davidj
03-03-2011, 07:41 PM
no catch

looked at them for a corporate DR site but it was the price which helped us decide not to use them. We are a nation of suspicious minds

If its for a personal site or even development space then I would give them ago. Nothing to loose really. No brainer

tony09uk
03-03-2011, 07:55 PM
you make a valid point. I will sign up and put a review in in a few months.

davidj
03-03-2011, 07:58 PM
looking forward to your review

edbr
03-04-2011, 01:36 AM
i was just cautioned by your inline link without any mention or explanation of it. it resembled the way a spammer operates.
I do not want to suggest you are a spammer by anty means , if i have been over zealous i apologise, in your latest post it wouldnt have caused me to look twice at it.
as to how a newbie would find a hosting yahoogle it , you find hundred with reviews, if for example you search top 10 free hosting you get things like
http://www.free-webhosts.com/
http://www.freehostsfinder.com/top_10_user_rating.php?pages=1
all with reviews limitations and what they include

domedia
03-04-2011, 02:04 PM
wow, what s the catch???
The catch is that a it's an impossible offer in reality, but it works for marketing.

obama5493
03-06-2011, 05:33 AM
Tony, you can get a professional webspace for a couple of USD a month.. there's really no excuse :)
just be careful with those free hostings... if you're planning to use some JavaScript on your page, there's likely a chance that they will have conflicts with the JavaScript from those adverts.

tony09uk
03-06-2011, 06:55 PM
I have looked at http://www.zyma.com/features/ which is offered at 4.95 p/a. DOMEDIA, you say this is an impossible offer in reality, how come? They offer three further options daily backup, ssl protectio and ssl privecy, all of which add substantial cost onto the purchase. Firstly what are these options and second isn't that how they'd make the offer work?

johnMoss
03-07-2011, 05:18 AM
Originally Posted by tony09uk http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/showthread.php?p=190929#post190929)
DOMEDIA, you say this is an impossible offer in reality, how come?

I think what's missing in this discussion is the cost of transmitting data. Tony, in each country, one private (or public) company is assigned the singular primary right to purchase & sell data transmission on behalf of the public weal. We're talking bandwidth & power to move it here. Very large institutional companies buy it in bulk, as do wholesalers, just like power utilities. Large companies will sell excess capacity, and wholesalers just turn it in smaller chunks, to companies such as you are referring to. It's more than just juice, developers who paid to lay the copper coming into your flat will get a cut of your cable tv or phone bill for example.
My point is it's more than just the facility running those servers, they pay for space on the wires as well. There can be little doubt they've run their actuaries and know where the P&L line is, but in shaving down that last shilling they have to be running on a frayed shoestring. A typical scenario in this case is transmission costs will dip in & out of the company's hardware budget, not to mention HR.

tony09uk
03-07-2011, 08:31 AM
Right, im starting to understand, what is a realistic price I should expect to pay for a years subscription with a company and still get a good service? Oh I will be running a number of my own sites. I have googled "top 10 hosting companies" and the top three that came back were just host, ipage and fat cow. I am leaning towards just host, purley because it's number 1

domedia
03-09-2011, 02:16 PM
You're on a shared server. Once you start using too much of resources on that machine, they can't keep you there. Unlimited bandwidth doesn't exist. There's not unlimited resources of anything :)

davidj
03-23-2011, 12:07 PM
I still suggest giving http://www.zyma.com/ (http://www.zyma.com/features/) ago

You will soon find out if its a donkey and its only cost you 5

I found this service months ago. If they were bad they would have shut up shop by now.

I might have to give them a whiz just out of curiosity really

edbr
03-24-2011, 03:54 AM
more of these are around, i was tempted some time ago (more than a year ago) and bought an unlimited reseller account on the same its not a lot of money premise. have to say so far so good but still feel the bubble must burst one day :)

tony09uk
03-25-2011, 08:08 PM
ive opted to go with ipage in the end. Once get an idea of what im doing with everything they provide, i may have a go at the other one for comparison purposes

domedia
03-26-2011, 01:04 AM
$5 for a donkey? What is this, Tijuana?

tony09uk
07-28-2011, 10:56 PM
It's been a while since this discussion was going and I thought I would just drop a line or two about ZYMA, the cheap company. It seems they are cheap cause......well I couldn't get my site on-line and I have no idea why, it just wouldn't upload. I contacted them and the support was pretty poor. I gave up in the end, unless anyone has any ideas as to what problem I might be facing.....I tried turning off my firewall and anti virus in case they were stopping it, but no luck.

While I'm on the subject I am looking a good webhosting service now. Can anyone make any suggestions please. Basically it will be a tutorial site and will have quite a few video's on it as well as other files that will bulk it out a bit. The site is currently 1.5gb and I have a lot more plans in mind for it so I can see it getting up to around the 10gb mark.

I have looked around and have seen IPage and GoDaddy, I page talks about unlimited....well....almost everthing and GoDaddy has a limitations. Im leaning towards GoDaddy as it seems a bit more honest, but IPage seems to be higher up on these comparison sites.

Can anyone make any suggestions or put forward any alternative ideas please. Oh I would also like to ultimtly run a second and possibly third site from which ever host I go with...if that makes any difference.

HostingBee
08-05-2011, 10:14 AM
Try this http://www.freewebspace.com/

tony09uk
08-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the link, but I dont see how that will help with the question?

JBD
08-07-2011, 01:33 PM
Why not use Youtube to host your videos? I've always used 1and1 for my web hosting and they seem pretty good value for money.

domedia
08-07-2011, 08:42 PM
I agree on using youtube for the video hosting. Maybe check out Vimeo as well.
this site is hosted on site5.com

/remind myself to work on web hosting page for this web site.

tony09uk
08-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the advice, I will take a look at the options you have put forward

leelika08
08-17-2011, 07:38 PM
Tony, you can get a professional webspace for a couple of USD a month.. there's really no excuse :)
just be careful with those free hostings... if you're planning to use some JavaScript on your page, there's likely a chance that they will have conflicts with the JavaScript from those adverts.