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Offline Louisiana Night

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« on: November 01, 2004, 01:22:48 AM »
Since my site is going to be down soon, I need to find another way to host the site. :-\

I could make do with as little as 3meg of space, but I wouldn't mind having more. I'm mainly looking into ad-free solutions(which, most likely, means it will cost a good deal of money). I've seen sites that advertise for one company's products, but I've never seen a similar way of getting web hosting. If I knew what was going to be advertised, I wouldn't have such a problem with it. That, and if I knew it wasn't going to be too distracting(bright flashing banners and/or popups).

Basicly, I'm asking if anyone knows of a cheap, non-advertising(or non-intrusive advertising), and reliable way of hosting a site. Which is obviously asking a lot. :P

At the moment, I'm considering Yahoo(advertising is the only reason, that I haven't started using it).

Any suggestions? ???
« Last Edit: November 01, 2004, 01:23:42 AM by Louisiana Night »

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Re:website hosting
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2004, 04:31:06 AM »
If you ask nicely, Neil might setup a sub-domain for you... lets say...   http://louinight.tsl-game.com/   ??
or www.tsl-game.com/louinight  ??

Go ask neily poos!   ;)

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Re:website hosting
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2004, 05:25:32 AM »
What about your ISP? Dont they have ad-free hosting?

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Re:website hosting
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004, 09:13:48 AM »
Go ask neily poos!   ;)

Hosting isn't free here.  Cesar had to shell out a lot of cash and we keep having to delete stuff so that we don't go over the storage limit.  

Sorry LN, but I say your best bet is to ask your ISP if they provided you with some webspace (most ISPs do).  :)
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Re:website hosting
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2004, 09:48:27 AM »
Sure, they offer me webspace... it just isn't free. :P

I could probably find it cheaper somewhere else. :-\

Unless someone can think of something better, I'm probably going to use Yahoo. ;P

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Re:website hosting
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2004, 10:48:31 AM »
Geez, Louisiana, what sucky ISP are you stuck with? All the major ISPs I know of offer at least some free webspace with their accounts, even AOL. :P Non-ISP free webshosts almost never are ad-free, and the ones that are usually die out eventually.

If all you really need is 5-10MB of space, I recently upgraded my own webspace, so maybe I can offer something.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2004, 11:23:38 AM »
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All the major ISPs I know of offer at least some free webspace with their accounts, even AOL.

The key word is "major" ;P

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If all you really need is 5-10MB of space, I recently upgraded my own webspace, so maybe I can offer something.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that(as in, how that would work), but I would GREATLY appreciate it(or any help for that matter). :)
« Last Edit: November 01, 2004, 11:24:14 AM by Louisiana Night »

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 02:26:31 PM »
if you are intrested i could dig up some dutch providers....  ::) :P
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2004, 05:45:41 PM »
My ISP is tiny, and provides 25MB of space for me...   ;P

Anyway, I have a static IP and have a DNS pointing to it...  
So if you don't mind your site having the address of grundy.myip.net.au   then you can have about 40GB of webspace...  lmao... But then everytime I turn off the PC, your site will go down!   :D

 8)

Anyway, goodluck finding a FREE host without ads, maybe you should just pay someone $10 for a 5MB site?  lmao   :suffer:

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2004, 06:00:54 PM »
Who said anything about free? ???

Besides, Jeysie has already allowed me to use some of her webspace (and has given me a sub-domain). !!!

http://louisiananight.alienharmony.com/main.htm

I'll have to fix the links and graphics, but that's the address. :P
« Last Edit: November 02, 2004, 12:55:48 AM by Louisiana Night »

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2004, 08:12:04 AM »
Psst, Louisiana. Use the filename index.htm for the main document in your directories, not main.htm or anything else.

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2004, 11:22:43 AM »
Okay, but that's not the main document (despite it's name). :P

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2004, 11:58:30 AM »
Unless the main document is supposed to say "I am a Happy Fun Placeholder. I frolic and dance in cyberspace around the cyber Maypole.", I suggest renaming it to index.html ;D
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2004, 01:30:58 PM »
LOL ;D

My crappy ISP doesn't give any free webspace... I think it only host commercial sites, as they don't even quote hosting prices on their website ::)

I guess that's what you get when you use an ISP whose main business is international telephony, and is more interested in attracting new customers with fancy TV campaign thans taking care of those who already signed up >:(
I could fill pages with complaints about them, ranging from speed to service to support and whatnot. I'm still kicking myself for signing up for another year... I'll be disconnecting at the end of this one :furious:
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004, 04:07:09 PM »
I'm happy with my webspace, bought independently of an ISP... I was originally gonna use it for a webcomic but I never got the time to but I did set up a secret club on it. Pus the space is handy for moving large files from school to home and vice versa. ;)

It costs $12 a month if you pay monthly, $9 a month if you pay for the whole year ahead of time. :P
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2004, 04:28:57 PM »
Why do you need to buy webspace? isn't your site on your uni server? ???
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2004, 04:39:59 PM »
I have one there too, but it's only 20 megs of space and they cap bandwidth anyway. ;P
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