my own website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by mikey.c, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. mikey.c macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have never attempted to make a website before and I need help
    with putting it on the web.

    I have made a website in my computer,
    I have registered a domain name but now
    they say I need a web host and a ftp downloader or something.
    where's the best place to get a free Host ?
  2. DFA1979 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2005
    if you want to upload ur site u created to the server, i would use dreamweaver, its pretty easy to do once u get the info needed.
  3. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
  4. Whyren macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2004
    east of the West and west of the East
    I believe the OP also wants to know where to find a good (ideally free) hosting service. I don't know of any free hosting services, but good quality annual fee ones are,, and even with a .Mac subscription (, though don't go .Mac unless you want the other features they offer.
  5. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I haven't used a host yet, but so far I'm finding to be quite a deal.
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    "free" means with ads which i find quite annoying. you can find web host for about $5 USD a month. they don't have much bandwidth, but if you aren't going to have a lot of traffic it won't really matter unless you website has a long photos or data files.
  7. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    Firstly, you need web hosting. I like to suggest surpasshosting ( because I use their services for my site, and they're very good. However, some other members on the board apparantly like "A Small Orange" and their plans look very good beginners who don't really need a ton of space or bandwidth. Hosting will probably run you about $5 a month. No good hosting is free, unless if you have someone else host you.

    Then, you need to get your files onto the server. This is done through FTP. Cyberduck is free, and it works fine. FTP's pretty easy to use. All you have to really do is put in your ftp server, your username, and your password; From then on, it's simply dragging files from your computer onto the server for files to be transferred. If you use windows, then look into using SmartFTP. I've found it easier to use than Mac's Cyberduck.
  8. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    If you can't afford/ don't want to mess with dreamweaver, you can learn html and css from, which is a website I would definitely recommend. It may be because I got into creating websites so long ago, but I think it's so much more fun to actually write your own code. I also ctrl+click and choose view source for any of the webpages that spark my interest. Just keep with it and you'll get it. Good luck!
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Does your ISP offer free hosting? A lot of them do. Then you can just redirect your domain name to your personal space. For example, your web address from your ISP is probably somethign like

    Your domain registrar should offer a redirect to this URL for a very small fee.
  10. Lau Guest

    They host my site for $30 a year, on the "tiny" package. I have about 100-150 hits a month, and so far have used 5% of my bandwidth a month, and that's since I put a video up. Before the video, I used about 2% of the bandwidth. Hope that's helpful.
  11. Josh macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2004
    State College, PA
    I run 2 sites on ASO's Tiny package.

    I find ASO to be very helpful, and quick about upgrades, backups, etc.

    Highly reccomend them!
  12. MareoRaft macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2005
    good free hosting

    Free hosting on !!!!! When you sign up, make sure to check the "HTML" button. When you are finished with that and are logged into your account, click the "domains" link on the left side. Then click on the "transfer my currently registered domain to freewebs" and follow directions
  13. jestershinra macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2004

    Another vote for ASO- they're excellent! I pay them $15/month I think for their medium package, but they have ones for as little as $30/year, and the support and such is top-notch.
  14. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005

    Best free hosting
    20GB of space
    250 GB of Bandiwth
    Cpanel X
    and alot more for $5 a month, no adds, no popups :D

    Edit: Srry, didnt realize how old the post was :rolleyes:
  15. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish

    400mb storage
    10gb bandwith
    $5per month
    spot on!
  16. steveedge macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Just a suggestion... Save all your site files and folders into one main folder. Name a subfolder folder "images" and put all your images in it. Make as many sub folders (directories) as you need. Name your home page index.html
    This folder method will keep you from having files scattered everywhere once you upload (via FTP) to whatever server you end up using.
    Naming your home page index.html will cause the server to default to the home page.
    Also, Fetch is a great inexpensive FTP program. You can get the demo here.
    $25.00 to buy it.
    Dreamweaver is a bit pricey and has quite a learning curve, if you are only building one site.
    Good Luck
  17. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2005
    in the internet
    I will give you a free trial of my "basic services" if you sign up through my free hosting page at:

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