A decent free web-host?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Branko Vukelic, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. I need to know if there are any decent free web-hosts.

    I want to create a web site that'd contain only HTML, JPGs, GIFs, PDFs, and
    ZIPs. I don't need to use scripting, etc. Don't need a pro host since this
    wouldn't be my portfolio site or anything serious. Just want make some of
    the files I created available for people (InDy scripts, how-tos, fonts,
    stuff like that).

    Preferably no ads, but if there has to be an ad, I'd want them as banners
    and not pop-ups. I'd need about 20+ Mb space, and I don't care much about
    the URL. I've done like an hour of searching, but to no avail. Some charge
    for setup, some load your site with pop-ups...
    Branko Vukelic, Jan 18, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

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    Voivod, Jan 18, 2004
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    JP Kabala Guest

    JP Kabala, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    I got tired of looking for a decent web host my self and built my own
    web server.

    Most hosts only allow so much transfer a month before they charge you
    for extra..usually less than a gig per month. most 500 meg.. Any
    uploading to the site by you counts as transfer.

    Most web servers can be setup on a Win 2k or XP machine using Apache
    web server which is a free to use download. Apache is far more secure
    than Microsofts Internet Information Server.

    I order to do so you need to buy a domain name ($15-35 per year $14.99
    yr. at tucows.com) and have either cable or DSL..

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

    The only problem with doing that, besides the dynamic IP
    addressing problems that are sure to crop up, is cable
    bandwidth is severely lopsided when it come to upstream
    and downstream speeds, if you're hosting anything large
    it's going to be a snail.
    Voivod, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    You get a static IP..

    I don't know about cable but DSL is plenty fast enough..both upstream
    and downstream..

    Even people with dialup have said my site has good speed..

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
  7. The speed of THEIR connection isn't the issue :)
    Laurence Payne, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

    Prodigy gives you a static IP? I really doubt that. Or are
    you paying extra for a static IP?
    DSL for the most part is slower than cable and my upstream is
    a measly 42K/sec. while my downstream is 2Mbit.
    Actually the only people who would see that as fast are
    dialup users since they rarely exceed 10K/sec.
    Voivod, Jan 18, 2004

  10. Indeed. But dial-up connectors reporting good speeds isn't
    impressive. If you'd said: "Even DSL users report good speeds", that
    would have been worth mentioning :=)

    No matter. I'm glad it's working well for you. How much traffic do
    you get? Are you frequently dealing with more than one connection at
    a time?
    Laurence Payne, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    I upgraded from PPPOE to a static. and yes I pay more for it.

    Copy this IP to http://ww1.arin.net/whois/ and see who it
    resolves to.
    That depends. If 2 or more users are using the same node as you, your
    speed will drop whereas DSL users are not affected by the number of

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

    What are they charging you for that? I know RR wants
    an arm and a leg for a static IP.
    It resolves to SBC, thems that owns the IP.

    OrgName: SBC Internet Services - Southwest
    OrgID: SBIS
    Address: 2701 W 15th St PMB 236
    City: Plano
    StateProv: TX
    PostalCode: 75075
    Country: US

    Canonical name: adsl-67-64-98-185.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net
    That's really a fallacy, there's plenty of people in my neighborhood
    with broadband and I can pull a full 2Mbit connection to sites that
    are fast enough to provide it almost any time of the day. Now if
    everyone were downloading large files at the same time it might
    slow down, but not really all that much.
    Voivod, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    By including dialup users, I was saying all users which include those
    with cable and DSL report good speed.

    The only problem I have encountered is the occassional downtime by my
    ISP.. Access was sporatic throughout yesterday due to some
    mis-configured servers somewhere in my ISP's system.
    On average, I get based on my log file between 40 and 110 hits a day.
    Some of those hits are for specific pages found through search

    In a year and a half, I have recieved over 9000 hits just on my index

    I do get several connections at a time but I limit the number of
    connections to 10 at a time.

    BTW: Apache can handle multiple connections better than Microsofts
    Internet Information Server..

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    You neglected to include the below information.

    While SBC does in fact own the IP, the IP block was re-assigned to me.
    Please see below NetType: Reassigned

    Search results for: ! NET-67-64-98-184-1

    CustName: Colyn Goodson
    StateProv: TX
    PostalCode: 75075
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2002-09-04
    Updated: 2002-09-04

    NetRange: -
    NetName: SBC067064098184020904
    NetHandle: NET-67-64-98-184-1
    Parent: NET-67-64-0-0-1
    NetType: Reassigned
    Comment: For Policy Abuse issues, contact:
    Comment: For Technical issues, contact:
    RegDate: 2002-09-04
    Updated: 2002-09-04

    TechHandle: ZS44-ARIN
    TechName: IPAdmin-SBIS
    TechPhone: +1-888-212-5411

    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE6-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse - Southwestern Bell Internet
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-877-722-3755

    OrgNOCHandle: SUPPO-ARIN
    OrgNOCName: Support - Southwestern Bell Internet Services
    OrgNOCPhone: +1-888-212-5411

    OrgTechHandle: IPADM2-ARIN
    OrgTechName: IPAdmin-SBIS
    OrgTechPhone: +1-888-212-5411

    As long as I pay my bill each month, the 5 IP's that were assigned to
    me can only be used by me. They cannot be assigned to anybody else.
    Go to http://chi.speakeasy.net/ and do a speed test. This will give
    you a true idea of your actual speed.

    As for cable, I switched from cable to DSL because of the speed issue
    and because of the amount of downtime experienced with cable..

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

    I didn't neglect to, the information I pasted is what my
    whois client provided.
    Actually it won't. Once my packets leave the local network
    my provider is not and cannot be responsible for the speeds
    I receive going through other people's networks to get there.
    A bad router between here and there, a bottleneck on the
    backbone, a broken fiber cable anything can impact your
    connection speed and if it's outside of the control of your
    provider there's nothing they can do about it. My 'actual'
    speed is bwtween me and my default gateway to the internet
    anything else is someone else's equipment.

    But if you were interested:

    2004-01-18 14:47:27 EST: 1810 / 341
    Your download speed : 1810350 bps, or 1810 kbps.
    A 220.9 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 341880 bps, or 341 kbps.
    Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!

    Just slightly below the 2Mbit cap my provider has on
    the connection.

    I got 1788 Kbps from a speed test in the UK (several
    thousand miles away from FL), 1305 from one in
    California and 1865 kbps from one in Texas.
    Some people have good experiences with the
    same things that other people have bad
    experiences with.
    Voivod, Jan 18, 2004
  16. You got me there, V. ;) Only available to US and Canadian citizens. Just so
    you know, I live in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro, as of last
    Branko Vukelic, Jan 18, 2004
  17. Thanks, this one looks promissing. Seems just like what I was looking for!
    Branko Vukelic, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    What whois client are you using?? I tried several and came up with the
    same results.

    Maybe you need to use one who is up to date..
    Your actual speed is dependant on the limitations of your modem. If
    the provider say one speed, it may not be what you are getting because
    your modem may be rated for less

    Also speed is dependant on any number of factors such as you stated
    Most providers cap the speed at 2mbit including most DSL providers.
    That doesn't mean you'll get 2mbit. If you want faster speed, then you
    have to go with a T.

    In a side by side test without any obsticles to slow down speed, DSL
    and cable are neck and neck. But my experience with cable has been
    inferior to my present DSL..

    The point is I have plenty of speed to run a webserver without speed
    problems..and I'm sure those who run a webserver on cable do just as
    That's true.. but in the end I pay less for DSL with a static IP
    ($64.99) than I would with cable.

    The local cable company charges nearly $100 per month for cable
    tv/internet with a static IP.

    The only way here to get just cable internet is with a dynamic IP..

    Dynamic IP's don't work well with a web server.

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    broga Guest

    I think you need to distinguish between versions. The terms Broadband, DSL
    and ADSL tend to be interchanged by the sales people.
    ADSL is Asymmetric. Download from web to PC is typical 500, 1000 or 2000
    kbs. Upload to web - with BT's version in the uk at least - is only 256 kbs

    A local cable company is offering so-called 'broadband' at only 150kbs
    broga, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    You are correct. My service is ADSL not DSL

    My ADSL modem is rated at 32kbps to 8Mbps downstream and 32kbps to
    800kbps upstream.

    Most providers however cap the actual speed..so actual speed will

    Colyn Goodson

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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