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Metla
02-01-2005, 11:36 AM
Greetings ladies,fans and apostles.

Just thought i would show a youngster how to build and publish their first website, Whipped off to Orcon to discover their link to free hosting goes to an error page, Checked out Brinkster and they only seem to have kilt their free service.

Google brings up a multitude of scams,non-eglish sites,dead-ends and general malarkey.

So, anyone know of some free web hosting,in english,That isn't designed to not let you have the promised service,with ftp access?

5mb will be plenty,and the odd banner or popup is acceptable, (as long as it isn't gain or other such nasties)


Thanks in advance.

george12
02-01-2005, 01:40 PM
http://free.hostdepartment.com/ - That one could possibly do, but are you looking for a subdomain?

I must say, the age of decent, honest, free web hosting is fading :(

How much traffic will there be, and what is the site for?

If there won't be very many big downloads, and less than 100mb or so traffic then I would host a *.jgi.co.nz or *.jgih.com for free.

I think the Orcon one went because of the big problems they were having. But not to worry. Just drop an e-mail to acboler [a]t orcon [do]t net [do]t nz, and he can set one up with no ads, subdomain, and ample space and bandwidth :)

Hth George

Webbase
02-01-2005, 02:36 PM
This website should help you in your search:

http://www.freewebhostingtalk.com

Free hosting offers:
http://www.freewebhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4

Just remember you often get what you pay for. :D

ninja
02-01-2005, 02:46 PM
If said kid has an ISP account (or parents with one) they should have free hosting included with their dialup access.

It's hit and miss as to whether they have FTP or a Web interface, but it'd be a good start.

Mike
02-01-2005, 03:00 PM
000k.com (http://www.000k.com/refer.php?id=mike000). Lots of space, databases, forums, photo albums, ftp, php, password protectable folders - almost anything you could want. NO ads, has been very reliable (I've only had downtime once, which they resolved and contacted their customers to explain why and to apologise etc. - even their non-paying customers like myself). You name it they've probably got it available in their standard free package.

Mike.

Baldy
02-01-2005, 05:48 PM
000k.com (http://www.000k.com/refer.php?id=mike000). Lots of space, databases, forums, photo albums, ftp, php, password protectable folders - almost anything you could want. NO ads, has been very reliable (I've only had downtime once, which they resolved and contacted their customers to explain why and to apologise etc. - even their non-paying customers like myself). You name it they've probably got it available in their standard free package.

Mike.

Great info Mike. Thanks very muchly!

Greg
03-01-2005, 07:55 AM
So, anyone know of some free web hosting,in english,That isn't designed to not let you have the promised service,with ftp access?


Metla - can't understand what's with Orcon's free hosting, but I have a site on Portland (http://www.portland.co.uk/hosting.esp) - it's very good, 15MB, no ads, FTP access. Only restriction is low monthly bandwidth (100MB) but should be perfect for your requirements. Also supports proper domain names.

FoxyMX
03-01-2005, 09:58 AM
Metla - can't understand what's with Orcon's free hosting
I asked them a couple of weeks ago what the story was and they said it was only temporary while they did some changes to their servers/system or whatever. They said their free hosting will be back but there was no indication of when.

E|im
03-01-2005, 02:47 PM
I asked them a couple of weeks ago what the story was and they said it was only temporary while they did some changes to their servers/system or whatever. They said their free hosting will be back but there was no indication of when.
In January 2005 I think they'll allow more free signups. The current free ones are working fine at the moment.

Prescott
03-01-2005, 04:29 PM
http://www.cjb.net

Mike
03-01-2005, 04:40 PM
http://www.cjb.net (http://www.cjb.net/)
I would advise against cjb.net - The domain is often associated with adult/illegal sites and could be blocked by firewalls or the like.

Mike.

george12
03-01-2005, 06:45 PM
Don't go to cjb.net.

I went there once and NAV alerted me that it was attempting to automcatically download a virus onto my PC, and some other nasty I can't remember.

They used to be good, but have turned dodgy.

Mike
03-01-2005, 07:21 PM
They used to be good, but have turned dodgy.
Not in the past 4 or 5 years ;) Always been that way.

Mike.

Prescott
04-01-2005, 12:04 PM
how whats wrong with cjb? ive had my school website project on that for ages, and ive never had it blocked by school or the domain isnt even blocked, and ive never had a virus

Mike
04-01-2005, 04:57 PM
how whats wrong with cjb? ive had my school website project on that for ages, and ive never had it blocked by school or the domain isnt even blocked, and ive never had a virus
By association...

Mike.

Poppa John
05-01-2005, 12:01 PM
Metla.... Did you resolve the Orcon website problem? Which website did you select. Did you build the site or the youngster? PJ

Metla
05-01-2005, 01:01 PM
I'm afraid it all came to naught, I signed up for 000k and they sent an email stating my account had been activated, But didn't supply any details on how to access or upload to the space i was suposedly assigned...

So i then signed up with Portland ,and didnt so much as recieve the initial email they claimed to have sent me...


By this time the youngsters attenion had long since wandered into other areas.

maccrazy
10-01-2005, 05:07 PM
If you are still looking, TJR Networks has a free hosting plan with 15MB space and 500MB b/w per month :thumbs: Find out more here (http://www.tjrnetworks.com/hosting/free.php).

Jen
10-01-2005, 05:14 PM
If you are still looking, TJR Networks has a free hosting plan with 15MB space and 500MB b/w per month :thumbs: Find out more here (http://www.tjrnetworks.com/hosting/free.php).That looks interesting, except for this bit

To apply please fill out the following form. We require that all applicants have an existing website which has at least 100 unique visitors per month.I imagine that will be a bit limiting for those who just wish to have a website to learn on/play with as they will not meet that criteria.

Greg
10-01-2005, 07:02 PM
That looks interesting, except for this bit
I imagine that will be a bit limiting for those who just wish to have a website to learn on/play with as they will not meet that criteria.

Sounds a bit scammy - I guess they'll expect a link from your existing site to theirs

Rob99
10-01-2005, 11:18 PM
I see you are giving Portland a go, if you can get it going they are the best free host I've used.

I still use them to host one site I started ages ago for Bougainville tourism (http://bougainville.port5.com/), and they give 15mb of space.

george12
11-01-2005, 02:37 AM
Yes ...... but that site was SLOOOOOOOW to load!

Mike
11-01-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm afraid it all came to naught, I signed up for 000k and they sent an email stating my account had been activated, But didn't supply any details on how to access or upload to the space i was suposedly assigned...Did they tell you what your 000k address would be? If it were, for example, something like http://metla.000k.com, then enter that with /cpanel at the end of it (so it'd be something like http://metla.000k.com/cpanel) - then you should be asked for a username and password, which will be something like metla000 and either a password they sent (?) or one that you specified (can't remember which one it was for me).

HTH

Mike.

Voice_Dude
12-01-2005, 01:58 PM
Whipped off to Orcon to discover their link to free hosting goes to an error page

My :2cents: Give orcon free hosting another try :), some time it tacks a day or so for the account to work

I have been using orcon free space for a few years now & I have not any major problems

:2cents:

Dannz
13-01-2005, 11:11 AM
I entered my email address for activation and i never recieved an email i tried with 2 ISP Accounts

Dannz
13-01-2005, 11:15 AM
I entered my Email address on 000k to get the activation email but i have waited for 2 days and have recieved nothing i tried with 2 ISP Accounts

wizzer
13-01-2005, 01:29 PM
If you are still after a zero cost website 10 - 15 mb with 100mb of bandwidth I can do a full hosting (you provide the domain name).

no real catches (except nothing illegal - no pr0n). Of course I would prefer that you paid me for hosting, but I can provide the odd little one for playing around etc.

either PM me here or email me:

hosting@wizard-wars.com

wizzer

hamstar
13-01-2005, 02:01 PM
where the hell do you sign up on than 000k site? I can find a link anywhere!?

hamstar
13-01-2005, 02:02 PM
oh, duh.... found it....

hamstar
13-01-2005, 02:09 PM
nope, that link wasnt it...

help?

hamstar
13-01-2005, 02:31 PM
are people hiding their register buttons from me or something? cant find anything on portland either... ***?

sambaird
13-01-2005, 03:09 PM
i couldent find them ether

george12
13-01-2005, 03:18 PM
http://www.000k.com/hostsetup1.php

Took me about 30 seconds. And that IS too long.

I have got to admit, not a very well designed site!

Rob99
13-01-2005, 03:29 PM
portland (http://www.portland.co.uk/freesubdomainapp.esp)

FoxyMX
13-01-2005, 05:19 PM
My :2cents: Give orcon free hosting another try :), some time it tacks a day or so for the account to work
I would if I could.... mind sharing with us exactly how we actually sign up for a NEW website account?

Rob99
13-01-2005, 11:20 PM
You get 10mb web site if you sign up for a free lifetime email account

agent
13-01-2005, 11:31 PM
I would if I could.... mind sharing with us exactly how we actually sign up for a NEW website account?
What happened to your old one? :p

Metla
13-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Meh......Just re-reading the first post, Seems i complained about non-eglish sites.....lmao.


Is funny :p

sambaird
14-01-2005, 09:20 AM
http://www.000k.com/hostsetup1.php

Took me about 30 seconds. And that IS too long.

I have got to admit, not a very well designed site!
done that it keeped saying unable to delever mail
i jive up if the service is this bad trying to sign up i dont want it

sambaird
14-01-2005, 09:21 AM
If there won't be very many big downloads, and less than 100mb or so traffic then I would host a *.jgi.co.nz or *.jgih.com for free.

could i get one of them

Dannz
14-01-2005, 10:19 AM
done that it keeped saying unable to delever mail
i jive up if the service is this bad trying to sign up i dont want it

You need to have an ISP Account a Free One like Hotmail, Gmail etc
wont work

george12
14-01-2005, 01:49 PM
could i get one of them

You've asked me this quite a few times Sam. As usual, my answer is Yes :).

I will e-mail you.

sambaird
14-01-2005, 02:18 PM
You've asked me this quite a few times Sam. As usual, my answer is Yes :).

I will e-mail you.
have i dam im forgetfull

sorry

FoxyMX
14-01-2005, 10:01 PM
You get 10mb web site if you sign up for a free lifetime email account
You used to be able to but there is no longer an option for creating website any more. Orcon said they would reinstate them "soon" but when is anybody's guess.

Edward
15-01-2005, 08:07 AM
For all Orcon customers. Have you not been to their forums (http://forums.orcon.net.nz)? Questions have been asked and answers have been given there. To sign in you'll have to do so on the main page.