Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 72 Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Well it doesn't matter if you have 10mb of space left it's all about how much bandwidth you have which I suspect wasn't a lot to begin with since it's a geocities account. I had one of those back in 1997.
I mean on my site I have 1000mb of space and a 10000mb monthly transfer limit and I'm not even close to using the maximum on either one.
It needs a lot of updating... I've been a bit busy.
Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7): How does one go about acquiring their own website? Can you get one with just a regular laptop? What about a server, and things like that?
Um, this is a little more involved than one could explain well in a forum post, but in a nutshell... a website is a bunch of files that are stored on a server so that people can retrieve them with a browser. Web server space can be had for free (though you run into bandwidth limits, banners, and other assorted irritations that way), or you can pay a hosting company to do it for you. You could also run your own server, but for that you need a special kind of internet service and you REALLY need to know how to set up and maintain a web server so you don't end up compromising your computer and data.
Anyhow... you can compose web pages on your own computer, and then you transfer them to the web server using something called FTP (that's File Transfer Protocol). To have a domain such as www.myowndomain.com, you can reserve a name with a company like godaddy.com, and then it's yours for as long as you pay the fees. Then, you point that name toward your web host, and if you do everything right... voila, it works.
If you'd like to give all this a try, have a peek at this website. It's a great resource for beginners:
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3942 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 9): The thing is I don't want to pay for it, I was using freewebs, but it was too slow to upload too.
Well there's your problem Tom! It's the old saying 'you don't get owt for nowt' !
Like the other chap says, it really is cheap enough to run your own site without breaking the bank. Domain name registration is a couple of quid a year (if that much) and hosting is also peanuts, shouldn't be much more than a fiver per month unless you go silly uploading mega-megabyte video and music files etc. Also if you pay for the space you don't have to put up with banner ads and other shit like that, whereas you do now because you aren't paying geocities anything and they've got to recoup their money somehow!
It makes sense.
Just to keep on topic, mine is http://www.selcalweb.co.uk. It's all about aircraft selcal codes, why, when and where they're used etc, with the freqs you're likely to hear them on and also a selcal/reg/cn look-up on the home page with just over 18,000 individual selcal tie-ups behind it. Probably not of interest to many folks.