Best Website Host

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by omgsoup, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have a website, and after a year on AOL, i think i'm begining to run out of room. so i want to move to a new place that'll host my site for free, or a small non-monthly (as in annual) fee. i don't really have any web authoring programs, but i can get dreamweaver, and i was just going to copy the source code from my old website and apply that to the new page. so if anyone knows of a cheap/free host, a good program to contiune creating my page with, and an easy way to move the site to a new home, that'd be great.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    How big is your site? mb?
     
  3. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    its less than 12MB. its really no more than 10 pictures, and a bunch of text files.
     
  4. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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  5. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    so what would be the best way to transfer the page i have to the brinkster account i've created?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    do You have all the pages saved locally?
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What sort of conditions do brinkster have? Is it pop ups or advertising? Something else?
     
  8. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    i do not have the pages saved locally, they're all on the aol servers. i suppose i need to visit each page on the site and save the html code, but that shouldn't be hard.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haven't you got some sort of FTP access to AOL? or some other "File Manager" way of getting the files ?
     
  10. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    i think you do, but i've tried that before, and i don't think it worked very well
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well that going to be your easiest option to get all your files back and moved onto a new host.

    Get an FTP client (30-day trial or something will do for now, try www.download.com)
    FTP into your AOL webspace
    Grab all the files to your Hard Disk
    FTP into the new host
    transfer files from HD to the new space....
     
  12. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I'm not aware of any limitations, but I'm not using brinkster that much (yet) I still have an account with www.finitesite.com which is also free but requires a $1 address verification. Not as much space as brinkster (only 15 or so mb) but it does have a nice web gui interface and there are no limitations other than size. I'll start using my brinkster account when finite is full.
     
  13. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    i use brinkster.
    no adverts or popups but you cant use ftp if are a general(free)member, you have to use their file upload thingy.
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanx LeeDogg, Quiksilvah. Sounds good. Must have a closer look. :)
     
  15. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, i got all the html files from my aol page saved to my HD. then i uploaded them all to www10.brinkster.com/benquilter, but when i go to the page, nothing is there, if i go to say here, the page shows up and works perfectly, but i can't access the main page (index.html) is there something i've done wrong?
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try changing the name of the html to index.htm