free site hosting, help me decide plz!

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by cariboujaguar, Nov 26, 2007.

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  2. tripod

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  3. weebly

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  4. bravenet

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  5. thefreesite.com

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  6. homestead

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  7. I pay for service

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  1. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar New Member

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    Nov 22, 2007
    Please vote according to which free site you've used, how you enjoy it, speed, ads, reliability, storage abd feel free to post notes about why you do or do not like these sites, also if you choose other post me a link or name to the free host you use and a link to your sites would be nice! thankyou!


    EDIT: whoops, made geocities the title :p just vote for it by posting plz lol
     
  2. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    I used yahoo hosting for 3 or 4 years and it's not too high. I think it was $11.95/mo but I just felt like I was wasting that money when I didn't have any goats for sale (yes. if you look up the word "cheap" in a dictionary that's my photo you see. LOL) but most importantly, in all that time, I NEVER once got hold of a live operator for technical support or billing questions. Not once. The free software is easy to use and the hosting is always up but if they double bill or you need to ask a question about the service - you're pretty much on your own.

    Katie Stone (Bona Fide) recommended freewebs and I tried it out. I like it. It doesn't have as many site building options as yahoo and I found that it loaded very slowly or not at all until I paid for ad-free package but it's still a bargain. I got my domain name for 3 years and an ad free package for a year for under $50. I'll have to renew the ad-free thing every year but it's $14.95/yr. Still very inexpensive. I don't know how many pages I get all together but I have several pages, lots of photos and several animated graphics with between 20 and 60 hits a day and I'm nowhere near my bandwidth limit yet. If you don't want a domain name and an ad free site, it's totally, completely free- no strings.

    Good Luck!
    Kristen
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I use freewebs for my site, I love freewebs, it is so easy, it loads fast, and there are no pop up adds. I have a free site, but I combined 2 sites so that I could have more pages. I also discovered how to get less ads on each page :D
    Geocities, tripod, and bravenet load slow for me(even with satellite) and have pop up adds, homestead depends, and I haven't heard of the others. Now, Yahoo hosted sites work really good for me.
     
  4. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar New Member

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    Nov 22, 2007
    how did you discover to lessen the ads on the pages?
    thanks!
     
  5. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Ok, You can't get rid of the adds on the top of the page of course, but with freewebs, if you have more than I *think* 5-6 paragraphs on a page they put ads inbetween the paragraphs, so if you look on like my does' pages, I just compounded all my does into 3 paragraphs, just separating them into breeds rather than giving each doe a paragraph.
    http://www.freewebs.com/sandylanefarm/seniordoes.htm
     
  6. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I noticed that on you site awhile ago, there were like NO adds, your to smart Sarah! I don't have to worry about adds :p
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Yep, I guess I'm the one they should look out for :D :p Ads on the top of the page don't bug me, its when you have them in the middle of your paragraphs.
     
  8. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Yeah, I hardly notice the ones on the top. I hate the ones in the middle too!
     
  9. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar New Member

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    Nov 22, 2007
    well it's nowhere near finished, but I just transferred my front page website from my computer tp freewebs... still have to upload the link and pics, but hopefully it works :)

    http://www.freewebs.com/not2shabbynubians/
     
  10. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    I can't see any pictures, just the box with the red arrow in it.
     
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
  12. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar New Member

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    Nov 22, 2007
    that's why I said nowhere near finished lol
     
  13. ozarksvalley

    ozarksvalley New Member

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    Nov 22, 2007
    Missouri
    I have tried both bravenet and freewebs. I couldn't do anything with freewebs, it wouldn't let me make many changes, maybe it was a glitch. No custom pic or ANYTHING. I have bravenet at the moment and I really like it. :) Just one add is on the site- on top of the page and not real noticable. It doesn't cost very much to get rid of it, but me, I am a poor church house mouse. :)

    Can't wait to see your finished site! :D
     
  14. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    I pay for hosting from world wide mart. I think we pay $14.95/ year for our domain and then $14.95/month for hosting. I can't remember what package we have but I think it is basic.