- Mar 24, 2006
I need somewhere free to host my website (Not anything professional just a little one about me) Can anyone reccomend anywhere?
I wouldn't recommend that for three reasons:x704 said:Your own computer
elfin buddy said:AmbitiousLemon might be what you're looking for, if you're either a charity, student, artist, or freeware developer. I know that they weren't accepting new applicants for free websites as of a few months ago, but I see nothing on their site at the moment that indicates such.
Personally, I use NearlyFreeSpeech to host my private domain. It's a pay-as-you-go service, except for the $7/year fee for having your own domain. If you choose to host exclusively off their NSF domain, I don't think you even need to pay that.
AmbitiousLemon said:We aren't accepting applications right now.
AmbitiousLemon said:But I would second the recommendation for NearlyFreeSpeech. They have a unique way of charging where you pay a retainer then get charged only for what you use (rather than purchasing a plan that is much larger than what you expect to use). A small site such as yours would likely cost less than a penny a day, perhaps even as low as a penny a month.
This wouldn't really matter for a low traffic personal site.theappleguy said:I wouldn't recommend that for three reasons:
1) Most people have slow upstream speeds;
If its a Mac, this isn't a problemtheappleguy said:2) You need to make sure your computer is on 24/7/365;
While many have policies, some don't. I would even venture to guess that most don't even care unless you are maxing out the pipe on a shared Cable connection.theappleguy said:3) Many ISPs do not allow you to run servers on their connections.
kingjr3 said:This wouldn't really matter for a low traffic personal site.
If its a Mac, this isn't a problem
While many have policies, some don't. I would even venture to guess that most don't even care unless you are maxing out the pipe on a shared Cable connection.
If your savvy and have lots of spare time, it doesn't hurt to run your own webserver. If not, I would recommend Surpass Hosting - although their rates have climbed recently, the service was outstanding and fast!
elfin buddy said:The biggest problem I've had with trying to host a website from my own PowerBook is that it puts itself to sleep rather frequently (I know I can change this), and that I often close it up to take it somewhere with me. I don't think hosting from your own computer is as feasible for laptop users as it is for desktop users, for obvious reasons
If you just want to put up some info about yourself and a few photos, Blogger is a simple, free way to do that.
You can host in wordpress...it would be better than blogger...it is free one too...