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I would like to recommend the following two websites if you plan to make a website:

fortunecity.com - It provides free webhosting, you can have any number of pages in your site, you can use HTML (unlike some others, where you have to use some site-builder), and you only get one banner at the top of each webpage--no pop-ups.

myownemail.com - If you need an email account for the website, get it here. Email gets sent very quickly; the myownemail website loads very quickly; and you get like 20 different domain names to choose from.

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20 Domain names?

Sounds like a big SCAM to me (if it's free)

Else you would be paying $15,95 X 20 = $319, excluding the costs for bandwidth usage and disc space.

Beware of things that are too good to be true because they usually are, unlimited bandwidth without restrictions? nope, unlimited discspace? nope.

you can have any number of pages in your site

Most free website providers give you the power of making pages limited only by discspace :P

you can use HTML (unlike some others, where you have to use some site-builder)

No HTML = no internet page ::) site builders are only there to help, go to raw HTML page and there you can code your site without a site builder.

myownemail.com

yourname@yoursite.com? sounds too good to me as it's free, if it's yourname@yoursite.fortunecity.com then i can understand but polarhome.com also offers a free email account just like some other providers.


Fortune city also puts ads on your site and don't allow offline linking, they certainly scared me away when i was looking for a webhost.

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fortunecity.com - It provides free webhosting

Freewebs is a company providing totally free hosting without any banners or pop-ups.

[ and sounds to good to be true, there is a catch .. no scripts of any kind.. . CGI / java exempted I thought :- ]

You only need a domain name and link it to it and your site looks even more "real" with just the url above it and not the user.host.com/username/index.html thingy above it.

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www.polarhome.com allows offline linking, besides, it IS YOUR bandwidth which you could use untill it runs out, unless they're overselling but companies that sell over are bad and can run out of bussiness quickely.

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free webs, they don't give you FTP either, nor do they support hotlinking (linking an image from your site to another site for example)

Freewebs has the possebilety to uload your files by means of an FTP client is you should desire that. And as far as I know there is no limit in the amount of pages you are allowed to upload, you can fill it up as long as you stay below the 40MB limit.

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Can you CHMOD things? no? well, then forget about freewebs, no chmodding = no forums.

They don't give you MySQL account either*

That's why I mentioned the ownly downside, it doesn't support scripts of any kind ! Not all wedsite's need a forum. [ technically forum hosting is different from websitehosting ]

Nor is the function to change owners and access right from files important when you are running a web site.

Freewebs is kind of handy [ in my opinion ] for web site hosting. For forum, guesbook and file hosting it is not a good provider. Mayby I interpreted the topic wrong and should it have been a forum host site or anything else besides a web site. Then, I stand corrected. If it's mearly to run a web site. .. all those things you mentioned are of no relevance.

To make it more absurd. If you should let a Microsoft engeneer look at your webserver to secure it. . after he has done the server won't even support the SQL, PHP, and CHMOD / CHWON options anymore.. ...

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How about the licenses?

If you use Linux [ or some Unix versoins ] you can download your OS for free. So is the Apache webserver [ never used it myself for more then a few hours so don't really know if it's ok. Although knowing a very large percentage of the internet is running with it it can't be that bad can it ;)

So no licenses sofar. They only com into play when you use licensed software.

If you should want to use licensed software, you just buy it, make shure you get payed for your server, or in some cases even just ask them nicely.. ... ;) :-X

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As you've made numerous mods for YaBB SE and managed this site without Cpanel, could you give me some links to sites that have a good SQL tutorial? (not www.wschools.com as i don't understand it and they don't explain everything)

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Ken's link is working for me. . it's directing me to a porn site. . as always. . no matter what I try to find .. I always get porn. . ..

And Gob no ! Out of all the good Linux releases on the Net, Debian, Redhat and not to forget Solaris 8 . . you choose FreeBSD. ... :-

[ sorry, I'll grow up again now ... :-X ]

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No Linux for me gryphon, especially Redhat. :)

I thought about Solaris as that is what most of our computers at school run but I already had the FreeBSD disks. The only Linux versions I would install are Gentoo or Slackware but I figured I would try FreeBSD since two of the guys I work with highly recommend it as does our university lab admin.

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