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breakdown conspiracy
20-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Currently I am using freewebs as a host, but im sick of their banner that hangs on the topor bottom of my page. Any good webhosts that dont have ads/banners?
Cheers

wratterus
20-02-2008, 01:22 PM
.co.nr and .tk are quite good, your gonna struggle to get something for free that has no adds whatsoever, but some you can pay a couple of dollars a month to and that will get rid of adds.

You could just block the adds...then at least it would only annoy other people who visit your site.

robbyp
20-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Currently I am using freewebs as a host, but im sick of their banner that hangs on the topor bottom of my page. Any good webhosts that dont have ads/banners?
Cheers


Some may be free for a few months, but they either go out of business, or they start to then charge you, or they will put ads on your website. This is now what Orcons Free hosting is going to do.
Also the free ones tend to be unreliable with overloaded slow servers. Why do you expect it to be free, as someone has to pay, whether it be with ads on the site or in some other way?
Your ISP may give you some free hosting space that is included with your broadbandplan.

kahawai chaser
20-02-2008, 02:13 PM
I use netfirms free basic plan for one of my sites, but that too has a header ad banner. 110mb (http://www.absolutely-free-hosting.com/reviews/110mb.php) and freehostia (http://www.absolutely-free-hosting.com/reviews/FreeHostia.php)are common hosts recommended in USA web/blog forums, and I think they don't display ads. But their may be tasks that you may have to do - e.g. forum participations. List of free hosts and their features (or lack of) are here... (http://www.absolutely-free-hosting.com/free_hosts_01.php)

spaceman8815
20-02-2008, 02:44 PM
I use byethost.com which is free and you get 100mb of storage and no ads on your website. The only ads you see are on the control panel, and you will be the only one who sees them. their the best deal if seen so far. If one of the links on your website don't work instead of saying page not found it leads you to a website full of ads, so they don't force any ads on to your website directly.

pcuser42
20-02-2008, 03:52 PM
I use x10hosting, and it is the best free host on the planet - it acts as if it were a paid host. :D

No ads, heaps of space (1-5GB I think), lots of addons - you name it, they have it.

robbyp
20-02-2008, 06:11 PM
I use x10hosting, and it is the best free host on the planet - it acts as if it were a paid host. :D

No ads, heaps of space (1-5GB I think), lots of addons - you name it, they have it.

For those types of providers you have to participate in their forums on a regualr basis, otherwise they delte your website. There are quite a lot like that, but I don't think they last very long. They must rely on people clicking on the ads in their forum.

jason_f90
20-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Freezoka (http://www.freezoka.com/) are pretty good; 300mb space + 10GB bandwidth plus many others. Only takes 30 seconds (serious) to sign up. No ads on the site though you get some banners on your control panel which you can easily remove with AdBlock Plus.

danielnz
21-02-2008, 04:13 PM
Why not use a cheap local host? [edit: pimping my company here] is only $6.99 per month for 50MB of space, 2GB data, no ads, and NZ-based servers.

maccrazy
21-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Although the above post looks as though its spam, I agree with the suggestion of paid hosting. For a few dollars per month you can save yourself a lot of trouble. :)

Morpheus1
21-02-2008, 10:19 PM
Why not use a cheap local host? [edited] is only $6.99 per month for 50MB of space, 2GB data, no ads, and NZ-based servers.

$7 x 12mo = $84 / yr

$84 will buy lots of beer so Freezoka sounds better to me :D

robbyp
22-02-2008, 12:46 PM
$7 x 12mo =y $84 / yr

$84 will buy lots of beer so Freezoka sounds better to me :D

Plus GST.

wratterus
22-02-2008, 01:29 PM
Plus GST.

= even more beer. :D

robsonde
22-02-2008, 02:32 PM
Currently I am using freewebs as a host, but im sick of their banner that hangs on the topor bottom of my page. Any good webhosts that dont have ads/banners?
Cheers

your ISP may offer hosting as part of your package.

pcuser42
22-02-2008, 04:06 PM
For those types of providers you have to participate in their forums on a regualr basis, otherwise they delte your website. There are quite a lot like that, but I don't think they last very long. They must rely on people clicking on the ads in their forum.

x10 only requires you to log in at least once a fortnight - you don't have to post. It's as easy as setting the forum as a second homepage. :)

Bantu
22-02-2008, 04:14 PM
I use a .sk host.
50mb, email, php, mysql, pop3, antispam

I signed up about 5 years ago at a cost of $5US once only payment.

Works fine for me. It has one small popup but not too obtrusive.

robbyp
22-02-2008, 05:23 PM
x10 only requires you to log in at least once a fortnight - you don't have to post. It's as easy as setting the forum as a second homepage. :)

Yeah, but they can only change their conditions at any time. I used a similar one last year to try it out, but they disappeared after a few month, as did my website, which was very annoying. I guess you get what you pay for, especially with these offshore hosts.

jberries
23-02-2008, 01:51 PM
I have been using Freehostia for I would guess at least 2 years and they have been great. Plenty of space and no banners. Great for photo albums.

sal
27-02-2008, 09:11 PM
If you haven't already settled with a free webhost, 000webhost (http://www.000webhost.com/) would be worth a look, pretty decent features for free (250MB/100GB/PHP+MySQL/No ads). I don't use them so couldn't comment on their service otherwise.

supergran
28-02-2008, 12:23 PM
I am making a very basic website for a friend of mine, and Danielnz's post looked interesting. I thought you had to pay $100's of dollars for domain name, then more to someone else to host the actual website.

Can someone please explain how it works, cos at present, I am building it on Goecities, but want to transfer it when they get the business up and running.

I don't mind emails if the above question breaks F1 policy, as I would hate to be banned from here.

kahawai chaser
28-02-2008, 06:57 PM
To Supergran...

You can start easily with a web editor like front page 2000 or the popular free NVU. Then maybe start by signing up with a free host, e.g. Netfirms Basic (http://www.netfirms.com/)or the popular 110mb (http://www.110mb.com/) Many free hosts have their own free web editors.

Perhaps download and use a free template from one of many templates web sites, e.g. steve's templates (http://www.steves-templates.com/), then up load your site to your host (use a free FTP program to upload your site - e.g. core FTP). Then you can promote it in forums, search engines, directories, etc, if you want.

You could start with a blog as well, e.g. try the Google’s blogger, or use the simple Google Page Creator (You need a Gmail account) - easy to set up for a beginner.

Later on though, it might pay to learn html/JavaScript/PHP etc, which allows more flexibility to design and modify your web site. Then maybe upgrade to a paid host and domain, which will possibly yield more features (scripting, bandwidth, increased storage space, email accounts, etc) and more ownership of your site...

Free Web Editor (http://www.nvu.com/) (NVU), FTP (http://www.coreftp.com/)(Core Lite), Free Hosts (http://www.absolutely-free-hosting.com/), Google Page Creator (http://pages.google.com/-/about.html),
HTML Tutorial (http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp) (w3 Schools)

Greg
28-02-2008, 08:23 PM
I am making a very basic website for a friend of mine, and Danielnz's post looked interesting. I thought you had to pay $100's of dollars for domain name, then more to someone else to host the actual website.

Can someone please explain how it works, cos at present, I am building it on Goecities, but want to transfer it when they get the business up and running.

I don't mind emails if the above question breaks F1 policy, as I would hate to be banned from here.Registering a domain name and having it hosted by a decent domain host costs around $45.00 per year.

Hosting the website is extra, and outfits like myself charge as little as $120.00 per year, which includes usual email assistance and support.

If your friend's website is intended to be commercial then these costs are really good.

If you'd like more info from a reputable website host drop me a PM.

supergran
28-02-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks for your post, but I already know how to do the website, that is the easy bit. Ok, so it is basic, but I just do it by handwritten html. I own dreamweaver and front page, and can't really get my head around either of them, it is easier to handcode.

No my question was about buying domain names and webhosting. I wanted to know if any of the ones you buy domain names and webhosting are better than others.

It is only a small business, sort of part time hire caravan company.


To Supergran...

You can start easily with a web editor like front page 2000 or the popular free NVU. Then maybe start by signing up with a free host, e.g. Netfirms Basic (http://www.netfirms.com/)or the popular 110mb (http://www.110mb.com/) Many free hosts have their own free web editors.

Perhaps download and use a free template from one of many templates web sites, e.g. steve's templates (http://www.steves-templates.com/), then up load your site to your host (use a free FTP program to upload your site - e.g. core FTP). Then you can promote it in forums, search engines, directories, etc, if you want.

You could start with a blog as well, e.g. try the Google’s blogger, or use the simple Google Page Creator (You need a Gmail account) - easy to set up for a beginner.

Later on though, it might pay to learn html/JavaScript/PHP etc, which allows more flexibility to design and modify your web site. Then maybe upgrade to a paid host and domain, which will possibly yield more features (scripting, bandwidth, increased storage space, email accounts, etc) and more ownership of your site...

Free Web Editor (http://www.nvu.com/) (NVU), FTP (http://www.coreftp.com/)(Core Lite), Free Hosts (http://www.absolutely-free-hosting.com/), Google Page Creator (http://pages.google.com/-/about.html),
HTML Tutorial (http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp) (w3 Schools)

maccrazy
28-02-2008, 10:26 PM
I'd suggest GoDaddy for domains. Great prices and a very user friendly control panel. However, don't buy hosting from them, or any other company that is heavily overselling or else you will be placed on an over crowded, slow servers in 99% of cases and you don't even need the space or transfer they claim to be offering you. Domain name providers are pretty standard, but hosts vary widely so be sure to test out their support system by emailing them questions before your order so you can judge the time and quality of their response.

Work on paying around NZ$10 per month for around 1GB space and 20GB transfer. You probably won't need that much to begin with, but use this as a basis for working out how much you should be paying. The quality of tech support also varies with price, so if you want 24 hour phone support it is obviously going to cost more than that, but for the most part waiting a few hours for a ticket to be responded to is better value for most people.

Chikara
28-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Have a look at www.doteasy.com

Free hosting, no ad banners and plenty of storage space for something like a small business site.

I've been with them for a few years and I can't ever remember the servers being down.
Oh and you also get I think 1GB bandwidth per month too.

I used to have a real basic website also as part of my ISP account, but I decided I wanted my own domain in case I left the ISP later, and chose Doteasy for that also.

supergran
01-03-2008, 01:00 PM
Thanks for all the tips, I will look into them.