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thecubsfan
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#1 Posted on 1.3.02 0009.30
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HEY, if you're a Free Geocities webtypeperson, you might want to check the address you've got their mail setting up to go to.

Yea, they're really going to discontinue free FTP service. And for anyone who's bothered to divide things up into subdirectories (and doesn't want to waste forever when their file manager), their free work around doesn't seem that helpful. In fact, it sure looks like they're trying to manuever it that anyone with even a moderate size website pays them or goes elsewhere.

Anyway, thecubsfan.com is currently on Geocities and I'd like to move it before the April 2 changover - just don't have a definite idea where else to move.

Anyone have a lot of luck with any particular service? Free or otherwise - I'm still without job and it's not like the site gets a pluarity of hits, but if it's cheap and worth it, I might as well - anything that's working well for you?
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#2 Posted on 1.3.02 0014.33
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I get 10MB free with my Earthlink account....
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#3 Posted on 1.3.02 0058.56
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Why are so many sites discontinuing the FTP anyway? I was using it on freeservers, until one day they stopped, so now I have to muck around with their stupid file server.

It can't possibly be that pricey, can it? I'm not up to date with costs of webspace since I've never really spent any serious cash on a site - seeing as how I've never had a site busy enough to warrant lots of space.
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#4 Posted on 1.3.02 0107.40
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Yahoo is just cutting every corner they conceivably can. Then they're flipping it over to the other side and cutting those corners too. Any site that relies so much on ads for classmates.com and "tiny digital cameras" is in serious, serious trouble. I expect to hear very bad things from them shortly.
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#5 Posted on 1.3.02 0147.37
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I think discontinuing the FTP probably saves money because they don't have to worry about people using it for large file transfer - the 10MB of space is nice for a zipfile if you're in a hurry, and no banners get shown if you're just downloading a file - without the trouble of playing cat and mouse with file extensions.

More likely, it's a more a marketing tool to drive people to pay for those (waaaay overpriced - $5 a month + $10 startup fee for 25MB with no CGI/SSH?) premium plans. That's their new guess on how to make money.
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#6 Posted on 1.3.02 0221.42
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Ugh. Geocities started sucking a few years ago. The fact that they now have those damned banners RIGHT ON THE PAGE.. and you can't even CLOSE them is just.. annoying to no end. Yahoo! has ruined everything. DIE, Yahoo!, DIE!
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#7 Posted on 1.3.02 0914.21
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Anyone have a lot of luck with any particular service? Free or otherwise - I'm still without job and it's not like the site gets a pluarity of hits, but if it's cheap and worth it, I might as well - anything that's working well for you?


I have a site on Tripod that I haven't had too much problem with. I believe it's still free.

They accidentally closed my account once for like three days, but then put everything back up just fine. That's the only problem I had in a year.

I don't think they're offering as much space now as they used to, but you can have the banner pop-up instead of being imposed on your page, which I prefer because you can close it immediately.
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#8 Posted on 1.3.02 1110.15
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I use Xeran Technologies for web hosting. It's not a free service, but the accounts are less than $20 a month. You get lots of space (300MB), your own domain name, CGI, email addresses and all that. They don't force you to put their banners or popups on your site, either.

The only thing is the startup fee might be out of your range if you don't have a steady income right now, but I think they're worth it in the long run.
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#9 Posted on 1.3.02 1129.40
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I use Dreamwater.net You get 50megs of space to do what you want with for free. It doesn't have FTP but their file manager is okay. The free account has rules as to the types of files and the size of them, but theye offer a pay option that is like 6 bucks a month and removes most of the limitations. With the pay option you get 200MB, no banners, hotlinking and other stuff.
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#10 Posted on 1.3.02 1156.22
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I use Sphosting.com for a one time fee of 49.95 you get 5Gigs of bandwidth and 500 Megs of space and no ads on your site.
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#11 Posted on 1.3.02 1158.34
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I use Yahoo to host 4CR. It's not expensive, has a low startup cost and gives you 10 email addresses, a pretty decent amount of space and reasonable traffic allowances. I rarely have any problems outside of email accessibiltiy going down for an hour or two every 6 months or so.

http://website.yahoo.com/
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