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QuestLeader

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From: My house, Va, USA
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What would everyone reccomend as the best free/cheap web host? right now im using bravehost.

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kiwee

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it depends what you want for it

at the moment i am searching for a PHP and MySQL compatable free webhost, and i think i have found a winner here:
http://www.freehost.se/index.php (no ads)
and here:
http://www.275mb.com/ (no ads if you pay)

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QuestLeader

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Dang! I'm signing up to freehost! I've been needing a free web host that supports php and has no ads, lol.

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Jari

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https://www.churchquest.com/ has cheap hosting, see their comparison table.
I use their service and what is important is that it's Christian company and thefore they don't host any immoral sites.

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firemaker103

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http://www.agigforfree.com

Include a lot of extras(cpanel to name one), with only one text bannder at bottom...

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en972

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www.ournethost.com

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Oh you program? Awsome! I try to get in a little....I spend most of my time debugging.

Jachin

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From: Independence, OR, USA
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Why don't you host it yourself?
With a broadband connection and a spare system laying around...
It is not that hard to do.
No banner ads, lots of disk space.
Briant

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quote:
Originally posted by jachin:
Why don't you host it yourself?
With a broadband connection and a spare system laying around...
It is not that hard to do.
No banner ads, lots of disk space.

Hey, can you tell me more about this? I would like to try setting something like this up. What would I need to install, and how can I protect the rest of my home network while allowing one machine to be public?

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QuestLeader

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Actually... I have an old pc with a 10 gig hard drive laying around... i was gonna sell it, but i guess i could use it as a server. I would need to get apache, right?

EDIT: I already found out how to host it with no ads though... check it out. www.members.cox.net/thedinkles OR www.questgames.tk
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Jachin

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From: Independence, OR, USA
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quote:
Originally posted by BrianT:
I would like to try setting something like this up. What would I need to install, and how can I protect the rest of my home network while allowing one machine to be public?

Choose a computer that has a webserver on it. (XP & IIS or something)
Set a static LAN IP. 192.168.0.2 for instance. Configure your cable router to port forward 80 to 192.168.0.2. Find your dynamic WAN IP. Go to your frind's house and type in your dynamic WAN IP into your browser address. Wow, your hosting your own site!

There are many ways to protect your home sytems, here are two ideas:
1. Make sure your web server is updated and secure.
2. Put your home systems are behind a hardware firewall, or have software firewalls on all of them.

kiwee

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thedinkles?????

what sort of a name is that?????

oh, and i would change the font colour if i were you, and make the buttons abit less...umm......giffy......
other then that nice site, and cool host.

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Jachin

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From: Independence, OR, USA
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quote:
Originally posted by questleader:

EDIT: I already found out how to host it with no ads though... check it out. www.members.cox.net/thedinkles OR www.questgames.tk

Um... well, I visited questgames.tk and I got three popup ads.
I like your site though.

QuestLeader

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@kiwee
Dinkle is my last name, and thedinkles is my parents cox account.

@jachin
questgames.tk has ads because its a .tk, and .tk puts ads on it. but i mean the host itself (cox) puts no ads on it.

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kiwee

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quote:
Originally posted by questleader:
@kiwee
Dinkle is my last name, and thedinkles is my parents cox account.


oops, big oops, sorry if i upset you

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QuestLeader

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oh, thats ok. i used to get buged about it a lot in elementary school, but now like, never. so... its ok ^_^

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guategeek

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Web Hosting I use http://www.webhostingbuzz.com cheap, great extras, easy to use. Recomend it to anyone looking for a host. I get my domains at http://www.namecheap.com
Jeff

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Jari

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Consider using Christian host because you never know what kind of immoral content the secular hosts support.

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CPUFreak91

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quote:
Originally posted by questleader:
What would everyone reccomend as the best free/cheap web host? right now im using bravehost.



http://letzebuerg.net/webhosting.html is the best! They may even install mod_python for me for free!!

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fingolfin

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This looks pretty good other than the fact that no domain name is included:
http://www.brinkster.com/Hosting/Educational.aspx
So I would have to get a domain from somewhere else...

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Jachin

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From: Independence, OR, USA
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quote:
Originally posted by fingolfin:
This looks pretty good other than the fact that no domain name is included:
http://www.brinkster.com/Hosting/Educational.aspx
So I would have to get a domain from somewhere else...


Oh, wow! $0.00
It [almost] beats hosting it yourself.
Especialy if you are looking to host .net apps!
Very cool.

QuestLeader

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Yeah, but no FTP or frontpage... >_<

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