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Need help finding a free or very cheap web hosting service.
Self | June 9, 2002 | Billy_bob_bob

Posted on 06/09/2002 12:18:08 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob

I have a question for all of the internet-savvy freepers out there. I have a number of "stations" on MP3.com that have had banners and other graphics added to them. These graphics used to be hosted on a web page that I had up. Since then I've turned off the web page, but I would still like to be able to post my graphics on MP3.com. I've checked out a few different "free" web page services but I can't find one that will allow me to have graphics that can be accessed by other web pages. I've only got about 500k of files to put up, not even half a meg of data. Does anyone out there know of a free or very cheap web hosting service that will allow me to do this, that is worth using?


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: internet; webhosting; webpages

1 posted on 06/09/2002 12:18:09 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
www.imagestation.com

It is Sony's image parking site. I like them.

2 posted on 06/09/2002 12:22:41 PM PDT by abner
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Many ISPs allow the hosting of small amounts of web stuff as part of their package. Have you checked with yours?
3 posted on 06/09/2002 12:24:25 PM PDT by John Jorsett
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To: abner
Does this service allow you to post one of your images to an external web page? For example, can you put one of your pictures here on this thread? (pick a small one, if you decide to give it a go).
4 posted on 06/09/2002 12:25:13 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: John Jorsett
I can't seem to get any response from customer support concerning this. I'm on MSN, and no-one has answered my email yet. I could give them a call. *sigh*. That's always fun.
5 posted on 06/09/2002 12:26:31 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
netfirms.
6 posted on 06/09/2002 12:27:36 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I have a free one that you can use. The only problem is that you need to read Polish:
www.republika.pl

Otherwise, I know that this one used to also offer it:
www.polbox.com

If you still have trouble finding something by tomorrow, let me know and I'll sign up an FTP-able Polish site for you. Free!

7 posted on 06/09/2002 12:34:42 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
Too cool. Thanks!
8 posted on 06/09/2002 12:35:38 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
www.webdomains4u.com
9 posted on 06/09/2002 12:37:16 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I was just about to say Akamai, then remembered you said "cheap." Akamai hosts images, but it ain't cheap.
10 posted on 06/09/2002 12:38:05 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Do you have DSL or a cable modem? Very often they (or whatever ISP you use) offer free webspace that can be used for this purpose. My own provider--Speakeasy.net--is great in that regard. I have several whole sites hosted in my "free space", and use the stealth redirect feature of MyDomain.com to offer "real" URLs to my church, my community association, my political organization, etc. This is the way to fly ...if your ISP offers you webspace!
11 posted on 06/09/2002 12:40:12 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Does this service allow you to post one of your images to an external web page? For example, can you put one of your pictures here on this thread? (pick a small one, if you decide to give it a go).

Like this?

This is where I store personal images and all on the space my ISP allows me. I'm sure you can do the same. Just have the page you want your images inclue the HTML to your page.

12 posted on 06/09/2002 12:40:55 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Again, my problem is that I'm on MSN since they're the only service that I can get for DSL in this area. I've sent them e-mail about this, but I get no answer. I still havn't finished patching the hole I punched in the wall of my office from the last time I called "tech support" over there. Suffice it to say that the very moment that I can get another provider for DSL my e-mail address will be changing. So, for the moment, I would much rather use, oh, pretty much anything else for hosting my measly little 500K worth of images.
13 posted on 06/09/2002 12:45:39 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Check your FReepmail. I've already opened an account for you and your password is in your mail. Just don't post anything that will get me into trouble :-)

You MUST confirm according to the instructions I've translated. This should work immediately. You can also go to the webpage once you're up and running and skip the FTP client. This company has a great java interface for uploading. Just go to the main page: www.republika.pl and click on the 3rd button at the top. This will open their java based FTP client. 2 Kewl.

14 posted on 06/09/2002 12:58:30 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Oh, one more thing. You must upload a page with the name index.htm or index.html within 14 days or your account is closed.
15 posted on 06/09/2002 12:59:38 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Billy_bob_bob


I've been thinking about trying this site,

 mostly for the email accounts.

http://powweb.com/pow1detail.html

200 meg storage, 16 gig bandwidth, and 100 pop3 accounts

for $7.77 a month


16 posted on 06/09/2002 1:00:19 PM PDT by Steel Eye
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Check http://www.christianwebhosting.com.
17 posted on 06/09/2002 1:13:10 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I looked at the FAQs for MSN and there's no mention of web hosting there. If they had it, they'd be touting it and answering question on how to do it, so it's a pretty good bet that it's not something they offer.
18 posted on 06/09/2002 1:16:43 PM PDT by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett
I had checked out their site as well and couldn't find anything. I thought it was me, but now that you mention it you are probably right.
19 posted on 06/09/2002 1:17:54 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I take it you are in the 509 area code?
Here is a list of available DSL provider (this first page is A thru C).
When you find one you like, you can get info on their service from DSL Reports
20 posted on 06/09/2002 1:53:19 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I had the same problem w/sites denying "hotlink" ability--there are numerous sites that allow you to park your images, but only a couple which also allow you to hotlink them--e.g., msn.communities--you have to sign up for pasport-but it's all free--also Yahoo-e-mail--click on photos at bottom of page, also villagephotos.com.
21 posted on 06/09/2002 1:56:58 PM PDT by gunnyg
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To: Billy_bob_bob
bump for later
22 posted on 06/09/2002 1:57:42 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: John Jorsett

Alright Freepers.  Click here for a trailer load of fun.  Only 21 days left for the early-bird rates.  See you in Vegas...


23 posted on 06/09/2002 2:54:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Here I am trying to find some way to be able to host my images, and you go and post a graphic like that on my poor thread. You are a cruel, cruel person. I don't suppose you know of a good, free web image hosting service? Maybe the one you are using for that great graphic?
24 posted on 06/09/2002 3:01:00 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I spend $39 a month for my service. That's not too bad, but it isn't free. You can probably find one for around $20 if you look around. My service is hosting.com. I have a moderate sized site so that I can expand if I like. Take a look at their home page.
25 posted on 06/09/2002 3:04:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Nothing is free. The downside of a "free" service is slow transfers, unreliable service, and limitations on remote linking to your files. What they really want you to do is host a web site on which they can insert their advertisements. Remote linking defeats their advertisements, so they frown on this sort of usage (read their terms of service). I use Pair Networks for my website and eBay image hosting. They offer a plan for $5.95 per month which gives you 100MB disk space and 100MB per day/3000MB per month bandwidth. I have found there service to be very reliable and their tech support is very good as well.
27 posted on 06/09/2002 3:13:47 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: DoughtyOne;Billy_bob_bob
$39 a month is hardly cheap! A few months back there were a number of us that were having trouble with what had initially been free sites. After a lot of checking around and experimenting several of us that I know of ended up using the Fotki upgrade and it has been great. It is $30 a year. They have a free service but that does not allow you to link to outside pages. They also support more types of images....gifs, tifs, bmp, and others. Most only support jpg.

Fotki

28 posted on 06/09/2002 3:30:54 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: sweetliberty
I realize that $39 isn't too cheap. But I have the capacity to deliver 1 gig per day, and I have a lot of storeage capicity. This isn't what a "normal" person would generally go for. But I wasn't aware you could find something worthwhile for less than $20 per month. Thanks for the tip.
29 posted on 06/09/2002 6:14:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Steel Eye
200 meg storage, 16 gig bandwidth, and 100 pop3 accounts

for $7.77 a month

I have two accounts with them. For almost a year now. They are excellent, I have never had any down time, or needed their tech support. Also, if you refer others, you get a commision equivalent to two months free.

30 posted on 06/09/2002 6:34:05 PM PDT by BullDog108
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