View Full Version : Can you still get free webspace?

01-05-2005, 07:47 PM
Anyone remember the thread about free webspace many months ago. I think it was being offered by some company oversees (maybe in German)?

Or has anyone seen such an offer lately?

01-06-2005, 03:07 PM
The only one that I know of at the moment is geocities by yahoo. Just goto yahoo.com and click on geocities and there should be a link for creating a free web site. The only catch's that I know of are you are required to display adds that you pick when signing up. Also if you sign up using your real name that name is part of the web address. The web site does have a limit on bandwidth. So video's could easily stop access to it, sinse they can easily go beyond the bandwidth.

01-08-2005, 09:40 AM
depending on your connection you can host yourself. thats what i do. all i use it for right now is file hosting but im hoping to do some html work soon. i run mine on a 256k dsl connection and most people get a 20kb/sec and upwards. i had to get No-IP (http://www.no-ip.com/downloads.php) so i could have a static ip. then i had to forward port 80 on my modem and open up 80 on my firewall. But the most important thing is Abyss Web Server (http://www.aprelium.com/abyssws/) this is what actually runs the site.

01-08-2005, 12:47 PM
Usually, your ISP provides a small amount of space for a free website. Depending on your needs, this may be enough.

I suggest searching for "free web host" on www.google.com and see what pops up. You may have to accept banner ads on your site, like commercials on free TV.

Going beyond "free", I've seen hosting deals that give you your own "www.mywebsite.com" along with plenty of storage and a gig or more of monthly download traffic for around $60 - $120/year, sometimes with discounts for paying a year up front.

That could be important, because if you want to have large files and long animations on your site and you become hot, you could be hit with charges for excess download traffic, sort of like exceeding your monthly cell phone minutes.

As always, remember to read the fine print.

01-08-2005, 05:49 PM
I can heartily recommend my host, Powweb. The cost is $7.77 a month and you get PHP, ASP and all that good stuff (I use mine for my Gallery-based website at www.podpics.org), plus 2GB storage and here's the real kicker. You get 5GB bandwidth... a day! :)



01-08-2005, 07:14 PM
Not free but Dreamhost (http://www.dreamhost.com/rewards.cgi?suture) have a special on at the moment which is pretty sweet.

Hosting starts at about $7.95 per month, includes

Web Based Admin
Jabber Chat Server
2.4 GB Disk Storage
120 GB Monthly Bandwidth
mySQL Databases (unlimited + mySQLphpAdmin)
600 POP3 Email Accounts
75 Shell FTP Users
IMAP Access
Webmail https://webmail.yourdomain.com
Announcement & Discussion Lists
1 Free Domain Name (COM, NET, ORG)
3 Domains fully hosted
15 Subdomains hosted
PHP, Full Unix Shell, CGI, SSI, CVS, Crontab Access
SSL (Certificate and Unique IP not included)
Web Server Stats + Access to Raw Log Files
Password Protected Directories (htaccess)
RealAudio and Video (http Stream)
Quicktime Streaming Server

Plus they have a rewards program which pays 10% of all referrals for life, which actually pays for my webhosting and generates a small amount of income. So while this account isn't free, I actually make about US$300 a year from it, which is kind of cool.

Also one of my clients on the Strictly Business plan just got upgraded to over a Terabyte of storage which I thought was pretty amazing. That's the great thing about these guys, they keep adding improvements all the time and I love their nerdy newsletters.

01-08-2005, 08:54 PM
Here's another shot at it for an instant web site @ $2.99 per month.

http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/InstantWebsite;jsessionid=644F1553CB55C183D653D237 4C8DD2E6.TC61b?__frame=_top

01-14-2005, 12:44 PM
there's a LOT of free space out there... but not all of it's high quality... http://www.webspace4free.biz/ is ok most times, and offers more than most of the freebies... but about once a month or so it kills your site and puts up it's own... not exactly sure why... think it's a server problem or is done on purpose to make up for lack of needing to put ads on your site... others exist... just google for the words "free web space"

I WOULD NOT put anything on free webspace UNLESS you have a local backup of the site that you can upload in case of emergencies very quickly....

also... if you don't like your free website's address... go to redirector sites like http://www.us.tt and sign up for a shorter, easier to remember name, and just redirect it to your free site.