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mikey.c
Oct 22, 2005, 07:11 PM
I have never attempted to make a website before and I need help
with putting it on the web.

I have made a website in my computer,
I have registered a domain name but now
they say I need a web host and a ftp downloader or something.
where's the best place to get a free Host ?



DFA1979
Oct 22, 2005, 08:53 PM
if you want to upload ur site u created to the server, i would use dreamweaver, its pretty easy to do once u get the info needed.

Vader
Oct 22, 2005, 08:55 PM
You should try cyberduck, its free or shareware I think.
Link:http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14426

Whyren
Oct 22, 2005, 09:05 PM
I believe the OP also wants to know where to find a good (ideally free) hosting service. I don't know of any free hosting services, but good quality annual fee ones are DreamHost.com, Pair.com, and even with a .Mac subscription (www.mac.com), though don't go .Mac unless you want the other features they offer.

DavidLeblond
Oct 24, 2005, 09:24 AM
I believe the OP also wants to know where to find a good (ideally free) hosting service. I don't know of any free hosting services, but good quality annual fee ones are DreamHost.com, Pair.com, and even with a .Mac subscription (www.mac.com), though don't go .Mac unless you want the other features they offer.

I haven't used a host yet, but so far I'm finding bluehost.com to be quite a deal.

superbovine
Oct 24, 2005, 11:28 AM
I have never attempted to make a website before and I need help
with putting it on the web.

I have made a website in my computer,
I have registered a domain name but now
they say I need a web host and a ftp downloader or something.
where's the best place to get a free Host ?

"free" means with ads which i find quite annoying. you can find web host for about $5 USD a month. they don't have much bandwidth, but if you aren't going to have a lot of traffic it won't really matter unless you website has a long photos or data files.

ZoomZoomZoom
Oct 24, 2005, 02:14 PM
Firstly, you need web hosting. I like to suggest surpasshosting (www.surpasshosting.com) because I use their services for my site, and they're very good. However, some other members on the board apparantly like "A Small Orange" and their plans look very good beginners who don't really need a ton of space or bandwidth. Hosting will probably run you about $5 a month. No good hosting is free, unless if you have someone else host you.

Then, you need to get your files onto the server. This is done through FTP. Cyberduck is free, and it works fine. FTP's pretty easy to use. All you have to really do is put in your ftp server, your username, and your password; From then on, it's simply dragging files from your computer onto the server for files to be transferred. If you use windows, then look into using SmartFTP. I've found it easier to use than Mac's Cyberduck.

SummerBreeze
Oct 24, 2005, 02:47 PM
If you can't afford/ don't want to mess with dreamweaver, you can learn html and css from http://www.w3schools.com/, which is a website I would definitely recommend. It may be because I got into creating websites so long ago, but I think it's so much more fun to actually write your own code. I also ctrl+click and choose view source for any of the webpages that spark my interest. Just keep with it and you'll get it. Good luck!

wordmunger
Oct 24, 2005, 02:50 PM
I have never attempted to make a website before and I need help
with putting it on the web.

I have made a website in my computer,
I have registered a domain name but now
they say I need a web host and a ftp downloader or something.
where's the best place to get a free Host ?

Does your ISP offer free hosting? A lot of them do. Then you can just redirect your domain name to your personal space. For example, your web address from your ISP is probably somethign like www.yourisp.com/~yourusername.

Your domain registrar should offer a redirect to this URL for a very small fee.

Lau
Oct 24, 2005, 04:46 PM
However, some other members on the board apparantly like "A Small Orange" and their plans look very good beginners who don't really need a ton of space or bandwidth. Hosting will probably run you about $5 a month.

They host my site for $30 a year, on the "tiny" package. I have about 100-150 hits a month, and so far have used 5% of my bandwidth a month, and that's since I put a video up. Before the video, I used about 2% of the bandwidth. Hope that's helpful.

Josh
Oct 24, 2005, 04:48 PM
I run 2 sites on ASO's Tiny package.

I find ASO to be very helpful, and quick about upgrades, backups, etc.

Highly reccomend them!

MareoRaft
Oct 24, 2005, 05:41 PM
Free hosting on www.freewebs.com !!!!! When you sign up, make sure to check the "HTML" button. When you are finished with that and are logged into your account, click the "domains" link on the left side. Then click on the "transfer my currently registered domain to freewebs" and follow directions

jestershinra
Oct 24, 2005, 05:50 PM
I run 2 sites on ASO's Tiny package.

I find ASO to be very helpful, and quick about upgrades, backups, etc.

Highly reccomend them!


Another vote for ASO- they're excellent! I pay them $15/month I think for their medium package, but they have ones for as little as $30/year, and the support and such is top-notch.

Texas04
Dec 10, 2005, 02:12 PM
www.o-wh.com

Best free hosting
20GB of space
250 GB of Bandiwth
Cpanel X
and alot more for $5 a month, no adds, no popups :D

Edit: Srry, didnt realize how old the post was :rolleyes:

BakedBeans
Dec 10, 2005, 02:20 PM
. you can find web host for about $5 USD a month. they don't have much bandwidth,

asmallorange.com

400mb storage
10gb bandwith
$5per month
spot on!

steveedge
Dec 10, 2005, 08:42 PM
Just a suggestion... Save all your site files and folders into one main folder. Name a subfolder folder "images" and put all your images in it. Make as many sub folders (directories) as you need. Name your home page index.html
This folder method will keep you from having files scattered everywhere once you upload (via FTP) to whatever server you end up using.
Naming your home page index.html will cause the server to default to the home page.
Also, Fetch is a great inexpensive FTP program. You can get the demo here. http://fetchsoftworks.com/
$25.00 to buy it.
Dreamweaver is a bit pricey and has quite a learning curve, if you are only building one site.
Good Luck
:)

pianodude123
Dec 10, 2005, 10:13 PM
I will give you a free trial of my "basic services" if you sign up through my free hosting page at:

http://amkouri.com/hosting