ccricers — 2012-01-05T18:41:31-05:00 — #1
I'm looking for a webhost that's free and just barebones features only. I know there's that other thread that warns against free hosting, but for financial reasons I'm unable to continue my payments at my current host so my website is taken down.
I want to keep an online presence to advertise to employers with a portfolio, so preferably something without ads. The requirements aren't gonna be steep and I don't need to support any dynamic content- my last portfolio site was just a HTML/CSS website from scratch. I plan to link programming projects that can be downloaded, but the bandwidth will be offloaded to my Dropbox account where they'll be stored.
parkint — 2012-01-05T20:30:37-05:00 — #2
If you use Dropbox to house the files you don't need a webhost.
This is how I built SimpleFreeWebsite.
PM me and I can share some details that may be helpful for you.
system — 2012-01-06T01:45:29-05:00 — #3
He wants an online presence though so a DropBox won't help him have a web site. It will only hold files.
For this case, I recommend a shared Linux hosting plan. It will give more up time and better support. You'll want a strong online presence to show potential clients your work. It would be embarrassing if your site was down at the time of showing.
parkint — 2012-01-06T10:50:10-05:00 — #4
As a matter of fact, that is not quite true. And there lies the essence of the service I built.
Dropbox provides a PUBLIC folder that can be accessed (publicly).
ingenyes — 2012-01-08T22:20:23-05:00 — #5
Whirpool have a forum thread where offers of free hosting are made by hosting companies (but read the T & C's as sometimes it's only for the first year.)
Or, if you don't mind using a sub domain, there are a lot of places you can host for free. Like weebly.com.
Or you can go to my company that gives away free hosting (but you need to have a valid domain name).
This is fully featured and all looked after by Rackspace. See what you think.