Web hosting help please

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Benjamindaines, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    First off I'd like to start by saying that I have successfully installed WAMP5 and my internet connection cuts out frequently and since I publish to my IP address (and it changes every time my connection cuts out) I have to go all through my site and edit it so all the links work with the new IP address. Now for the questions, where can I get a free domain name with out web hosting since I will be hosting through WAMP5? Also once I have acquired the domain name how do I set WAMP5 to publish to it instead of my IP address?

    --Thank so much.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    1) If you use relative links you should not have to change the links within your website . As you have found, hardcoding full hyperlinks becomes a right pain.

    2) Check your ISP's terms of use - since you have a residential accounr by the sounds of it, they may forbid you to run a server.

    3) You can't (as far as I know) get a free domain name. But GoDaddy or many many other resellers sell them without hosting for as little as US$5 per year. Then use a dynamic DNS service to route the name to your IP address.

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