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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Boots-, Jul 10, 2009.
Title says it all, Is there a free web hosting service that has ftp and PHP?
Look for PHP and MYSQL in that list.
Considering the VERY low cost at which web hosting can be had these days, I'm not sure I'd go with a free host and risk them going out of business or having difficulty maintaining uptimes..
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Even their most expensive shared hosting plan is less space/bandwidth than some free hosts
I guess it depends what you want to store there... I keep my pictures on SmugMug and link from there.
Free hosts = downtime, reliability issues, getting shut down for 'too much usage', no real support, etc.
I've tried free, I've tried the hosts with lots of 'unlimited' in their ads... You get what you pay for.
I never understood people who want free hosts, if you look around you could find quite a few deals with good hosts that still cost next to nothing.
Can you not afford to invest $5 a month? If you're using PHP and FTP you're clearly fairly serious about this, so take it seriously and get a decent host.
I bet you wont have much fun on a free host playing around with PHP when your hosting keeps going down.
free web hosting comes with limits and insane rules. Most free web hosting companies will require you to put ads on your site. If they offer a package with no ads, they will limit you on things like email, ftp, mysql databases, features etc. Like other poster said, look for hosting that's around $5 per month. You have few options but the one i can recommend is chime host. Still, if you prefer free web hosting, check out top rated free web hosting companies - http://www.free-webhosts.com/user_reviews.php
Ok I'm going out on the limb and making myself look silly now
What is FTP and PHP?
I'm currently learning coding and trying to build my first site , I've printed all tutorials out from www.w3chools.com and reading them during my lunchbreak and a few hours an evening. Coming across problem after problem after problem but I'm battling through it. It's so interesting!
I have not even thought too much about uploading the site when it is complete. Now when I do upload it, at the moment I have the site as html and xhtml compatible thingy turned on in dreamweaver. I'm just practising a few little things and trying to learn basics of html then going for xhtml.
So when I go to upload it, what happens. I am currently trying to contact 123 reg.co.uk to find out the legalities as to exactly who owns the domain?
FTP: File Transfer Protocol
PHP: Personal Home Page (kind of, it's really a standalone acronym).
At that point the site will be uploaded and publicly (globally) viewable. Hopefully you'll have a domain name to point to it to make it easier for people to get to it.
In short: FTP helps you get the files to/from server, PHP is a scripting language (think advanced HTML that is dynamically processed on the server).
Surely every single web host as this?
I mean you need to upload your files, so you must just click a button and point to your "root folder", and transfer them.
Then your PHP is just your home/ index page of your website.
Am I wrong?
Every host will offer FTP service in some fashion, but not all support PHP. You do seem to be confused about PHP though. Don't think of it as the home page. It's a programming language that is executed on the server. It's like Java or C++. It can generate your page. Just read the link given, it should become clearer.