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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gamestriker, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    I'm looking for some good webhosting services. I hope that in the future I can possibly host my website by myself, but for now, I need to find somewhere to host it. I'm still building my website at the moment, but I want to start looking for some space now. I prefer to have free hosting that lets me use my own domain and that has PHP support, but I'm open to all suggestions.

    I appreciate your help.
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    good luck finding PHP support with a free host.
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    Only free hosting is if you do it yourself. Which really isn't free in the end.
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  5. macrumors 6502a


    I use dreamhost.com
    You can get 2400 MB and 120 GB per month for less than $10 a year if you enter the code "777".
  6. macrumors regular

    DreamHost is far more than I need (maybe in a few decades when I'm a multibillionare ;) :p ) but Surpass hosting's Standard plan seems like it would just enough overkill so its not too much (Not sure if I worded that well enough :rolleyes: ).

    I also found a free one (www.100webspace.come) but it seems sketchy ("too good to be true") so I was wondering if anyone had heard of this one or knew if it was any good.

    I appreciate the help.
  7. rbo
    macrumors newbie

    Did you mean to say less than $10 a month or is it really less than $10 a year?
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    Same question as above. :)
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    $10 for the first year but you have to enter the promo code "777" otherwise it will be $120 a year.
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  11. macrumors newbie



    Try astahost.com for free hosting that (YES!) allows php and (YES!) allows you to point your domain name at your website. Plus it has 99% uptime.

    The only catch is that you must post regular and quality posts at their forums. The forums are filled with very nice people who all post regular posts because they all need the hosting credits to keep their websites alive. The community is really great and the whole hosting credits system is wonderful. And because of the hosting credits thing there is very little spam.

    Just check it out. It sounded too good to be true when I first saw it but it really is all it says to be. I've been there for a few months but some of the forum goers have been registered since 2003 and everyone is full of praise for the place. It's just a shame it isn't advertised widely.

    If you don't want to post you could always go for their paid hosting at computerhost.com, which has all those offers and is dedicated hosting, really cheap. Prices start from US$9.95 per YEAR. I've recommended quite a few of my friends over to Astahost and ComputingHost and no complaints yet!
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    There's nothing like having full control of your hosting server. Personally I use johncompanies.com for $45 a month you get your own FreeBSD virtual private server with root SSH access, so you can install anything that you like. You can even host websites for you friends and get some or even more than your $45 back :)

    <edit> Just noticed that their $45 offer ends today!</edit>
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    inly 3 gigs bandwidth, um, this is NOT too good to be true
    although 3 gigs is enough for me, so i'm cool!
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    ah, as i started signing up, i realized that this is ad supported. DARN!!

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