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Novark
Dec 21, 2005, 10:41 PM
i was just wondering if anyone knows a good sight to host a websight?
A free one, with php5 and the latest mysql, i am trying to learn php and i can't learn the up to date info because the host of my sight is currently running php4.



Texas04
Dec 21, 2005, 11:29 PM
i was just wondering if anyone knows a good sight to host a websight?
A free one, with php5 and the latest mysql, i am trying to learn php and i can't learn the up to date info because the host of my sight is currently running php4.

I believe www.o-wh.com has that. They are Very Good. 5 bucks a month, no ads or pop-ups lots of space and bandwith

ChicoWeb
Dec 21, 2005, 11:35 PM
There is no such thing as FREE, or the word web sight.

ChrisWB
Dec 21, 2005, 11:39 PM
Check out Dreamhost at http://www.dreamhost.com/. I've used them for over a year and they're pretty good. You can also get a significant discount if you're referred. Many MacRumors members, including myself, would be happy to refer you.

Also check out A Small Orange at http://www.asmallorange.com/. They're well liked here.

As a third option, if you're reasonably technically apt and you want to save money, I can resell part of my Dreamhost space to you.

Novark
Dec 22, 2005, 06:43 AM
Originally Posted by ChicoWeb
There is no such thing as FREE, or the word web sight.

http://members.lycos.co.uk is a free webhosting that i am currently they just arn't up to date oh and sorry i didn't know this was english "websight", is that better

the problem with all these choices is that they arn't free. i mean i have no money al all. no credit cards, no cash. im young, 20, and i have 2 kids so money is no wear to be found in my house.

i know it is hard to find a free webhosting trust me if i could just search and find one on google then i wouldn't have asked here.

20rogersc
Dec 22, 2005, 08:05 AM
Sorry i didn't know this was english "websight", is that better <snip>"Web Site" may be what you're looking for.

::20ROGERSC::

EDIT: Have a look at this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=164563) thread.

zflauaus
Dec 22, 2005, 02:35 PM
Check out Dreamhost at http://www.dreamhost.com/. I've used them for over a year and they're pretty good. You can also get a significant discount if you're referred. Many MacRumors members, including myself, would be happy to refer you.

Also check out A Small Orange at http://www.asmallorange.com/. They're well liked here.

As a third option, if you're reasonably technically apt and you want to save money, I can resell part of my Dreamhost space to you.
I use Dreamhost and I love it. I would also be happy to refer you too.

jimsowden
Dec 22, 2005, 02:59 PM
http://www.tradenet.net/

Best in the biz. Look at that speedy and professionally laid out site.

revenuee
Dec 22, 2005, 03:05 PM
surpasshosting.com

not free --- but i have never seen a better value

ChrisWB
Dec 22, 2005, 05:46 PM
the problem with all these choices is that they arn't free. i mean i have no money al all. no credit cards, no cash. im young, 20, and i have 2 kids so money is no wear to be found in my house.
How much space and badwidth do you need? Do you already have or need a domain (such as www.novark.com)?

radiantm3
Dec 22, 2005, 08:10 PM
Look at that speedy and professionally laid out site.

You must be kidding.

radiantm3
Dec 22, 2005, 08:11 PM
I use Dreamhost and I love it. I would also be happy to refer you too.

I do too, but I'm pretty pissed that they are down right now. I am working on my site and all of a sudden I can't connect. I checked a few other dreamhost hosted sites and they are down as well. :mad:

pianodude123
Dec 22, 2005, 08:59 PM
I would be glad to let you know that my hosting service is now up and running! http://amkouri.com/hosting

skoker
Dec 22, 2005, 09:01 PM
I offer hosting with a gig of space, unmetered bandwidth and excellent support for $40 a year. Send me a PM if interested.

zflauaus
Dec 22, 2005, 10:17 PM
I do too, but I'm pretty pissed that they are down right now. I am working on my site and all of a sudden I can't connect. I checked a few other dreamhost hosted sites and they are down as well. :mad:
Really? My site is up and running, blog and everything. Must be a specific server problem. :rolleyes:

radiantm3
Dec 22, 2005, 10:41 PM
Really? My site is up and running, blog and everything. Must be a specific server problem. :rolleyes:

It was down for about 15 minutes. www.simplebits.com was down as well during the time so I know it wasn't just me. :D

Novark
Dec 22, 2005, 11:26 PM
How much space and badwidth do you need? Do you already have or need a domain (such as www.novark.com)?

i wouldn't need much space or bandwidth. all i would want to do on it is to write and test PHP scripts while im learning PHP, the only things i would "need" is support for PHP5 and the latest mysql on the webserver. i wouldn't need my own domain, a subdomain would be just fine

ChrisWB
Dec 22, 2005, 11:41 PM
i wouldn't need much space or bandwidth. all i would want to do on it is to write and test PHP scripts while im learning PHP, the only things i would "need" is support for PHP5 and the latest mysql on the webserver. i wouldn't need my own domain, a subdomain would be just fine
Cool. Shoot me a private message. :)

pianodude123
Dec 23, 2005, 11:37 AM
It was down for about 15 minutes. www.simplebits.com was down as well during the time so I know it wasn't just me. :D


everything was down yesterday, even my two colos were down. They were up within 15 minutes tho!!!!

check out my hosting: http://amkouri.com/hosting

jeremy.king
Dec 23, 2005, 11:57 AM
i wouldn't need much space or bandwidth. all i would want to do on it is to write and test PHP scripts while im learning PHP, the only things i would "need" is support for PHP5 and the latest mysql on the webserver. i wouldn't need my own domain, a subdomain would be just fine

Just test on your local machine...Why pay for a host if you are just learning?

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

jeremy.king
Dec 23, 2005, 11:58 AM
surpasshosting.com

not free --- but i have never seen a better value

Agreed. Of those I have tried, Surpass is still the best.

Novark
Dec 23, 2005, 01:55 PM
Just test on your local machine...Why pay for a host if you are just learning?

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

1. im not planning on paying, did you not see my first post, im looking for free wedhosting.
2. i have dialup so downloading the program needed to test on my local machine would take days and then i couldn't use my phone, and as you probly read in one of my other post's i have two kids, on top of that i am attending college traning to be a welder. i have a car but my wife dosen't so the phone line would have to be open in case of an emergency. so the simple sulotion i have is to find a FREE host.
3. i would plan on putting up a websight and paying in the future and it would be good to already have a host that i know and i know would be good to me.

MacEffects
Dec 23, 2005, 03:54 PM
Yes, I would think DreamHost would be the best bet for you.

EricNau
Dec 23, 2005, 04:02 PM
Here's a thread I started a while back.
(http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=153748)

Everyone suggested I stay away from even cheap web hosting. (under $50 per year)

I don't think you'll find anything for FREE without having an odd domain name
(ie: "home.comcast.net/your_name_here")

jeremy.king
Dec 23, 2005, 07:01 PM
1. im not planning on paying, did you not see my first post, im looking for free wedhosting.
2. i have dialup so downloading the program needed to test on my local machine would take days and then i couldn't use my phone, and as you probly read in one of my other post's i have two kids, on top of that i am attending college traning to be a welder. i have a car but my wife dosen't so the phone line would have to be open in case of an emergency. so the simple sulotion i have is to find a FREE host.
3. i would plan on putting up a websight and paying in the future and it would be good to already have a host that i know and i know would be good to me.

How exactly were you planning on getting your files to and from your free server? You would have to use that dialup...a lot. Just another reason to setup your machine locally. If you can't download xampp, I am sure someone could download it using their high speed connection and get you a CD.

PS. To download 54 MB on a 33.6 dialup, it would take roughly 4 hours. An easy overnight download.

Anyways, since you are convinced a free web host is a better option, just remember you get what you pay for. Service and availability probably won't be the best with a free web host.

Novark
Dec 23, 2005, 09:01 PM
Here's a thread I started a while back.
(http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=153748)

Everyone suggested I stay away from even cheap web hosting. (under $50 per year)

I don't think you'll find anything for FREE without having an odd domain name
(ie: "home.comcast.net/your_name_here")

well i have someone who is willing to give me good service for free as long as i do some advertising for him.

How exactly were you planning on getting your files to and from your free server? You would have to use that dialup...a lot. Just another reason to setup your machine locally. If you can't download xampp, I am sure someone could download it using their high speed connection and get you a CD.

PS. To download 54 MB on a 33.6 dialup, it would take roughly 4 hours. An easy overnight download.

Anyways, since you are convinced a free web host is a better option, just remember you get what you pay for. Service and availability probably won't be the best with a free web host.

im sorry if i sounded kinda snappy with my last post i was in a bad mood

the files i have are php and they don't get any biger than 10 - 15 kb, that dosen't even take a couple seconds to upload. so i can upload them then test them and then fix them then get off line and do the next part.

and yes i could get someone to download it for me, i should of thought of that.

i could download it over night, but i have a pest(my wife's brother) who likes living on the computer at night, living with me.

i don't how xxamp works but another reason i want to do it with a host is because i want to get familer with mysql commands, i don't know if i would get that previlige with using xxamp on my locol computer. but i could be wrong and if i am then just let me know because im starting to consider using my local maching.

theappleguy
Dec 26, 2005, 06:07 PM
If you don't actually need the features in PHP5 you may want to consider hosts with PHP4 as it would open up many more options. Free hosting is a good way to start off, but as your site grows and you gain more experience I would recommend paid hosting. TJR Networks (http://www.tjrnetworks.com) and Myacen (http://www.myacen.com) are both good hosts. :)

super_kev
Jan 6, 2006, 05:28 AM
Another recomendation for A Small Orange (http://www.asmallorange.com). I use them for my personal site as well as several clients.