I keep saying I want to get back in the game, but nothing ever comes of it. I think if I get a site up and get back in the habit of posting updates, etc I think I'll get going again. Basically I'm wondering who you all use for your hosting needs, how much you pay, what types of services, space, bandwidth, etc you get. Are they reliable? That sort of thing. The companies I've used in the past for various sites have since shut down and I don't know where to go. I would need someone that provides PHP and a SQL.
I've used webs since 2004. It's free and if you want a .com domain they take care of everything for $20 a year. You can buy more space. And it has a built-in page editor if you don't want to do your own html. I'm happy with it. Not the most speedy, but gets the job done.
I remember years ago using GeoCities before it became GeoShitties and so full of ads you can't see pages. And there was pages like 50megs and stuff like that which was more FTP based. Brinkster as well.. hmm what else.. can't quite remember.
Point is, I grew tired of random free hosting sites because they need to put stupid ads on your site to make their money while offering a free service. If you're lucky, a friend might host your website on their domain, I've been lucky enough to get that from a few people
But personally, I found it tricky to update several websites so I keep a DeviantArt account and a TDC account, at the moment I'm not trying to update my personal portfolio/website. Maybe you should just make a Project page which doubles as a blog? Jon Lambert has his "Jon's General Updates", and I think it's a pretty good idea.
I've heard of startlogic, I'll check them out. Godaddy was another I was considering. I have an account with them because I had previous bought my domains there, but didn't use their hosting. Any other suggestions? I'm not too sure about anything free. I'd be willing to pay like $10 a month, considering I don't need too much stuff and won't be killing their servers with bandwidth. (Not right away at least)
It only allows small files, and a limit, but it's free and easy
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22nd June, 2009 at 19:43:06 -
I used to use these:
Not much space, or bandwith, but very quick and friendly customer support. Also it allows you pay by month, (instead of year)