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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:17 PM
Interestingly, a site that's owner hadn't posted on their forums for many months is still running.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:28 AM
Maybe it's not a shame, maybe it's simply normal. I would like to know how to offer things for free, probably need to be very rich or to have a big source of revenue.
I It was a real shame actualy that they stopped
Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:19 PM
Can't remember the name tough .
Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:50 AM
Interestingly enough, none of the free hosts I've been to are actually down yet; I was always the one who took the initiative to leave them when the going went bad. But then again, my list of free hosts were the cookie cutter FreeWebs, 50webs, Byethost etc. Astahost so far has been great. How long have they been providing their service again? For me it has lasted and been very convenient.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:16 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:53 PM
But yeah, usually it is due to the bills they get for the server, they can't upkeep or see that it is worthless and doesn't bring any income and offering less resources, like only one mysql database, turning off awstats to save some memory.. clients can choose another host, there are full of webhost out there Nevertheless, sometimes offering more than you can handle can work, due to usually not all clients use all the mysql databases you give, they don't use all the bandwidth, all the space they get and etc. I wonder, what would happen, if all gmail accounts would suddenly fill up with all the space they have, for example I only use ~100MB of my given 6GB in GMail and there are lots like me, hahahaha
Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:46 PM
Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:51 PM
Just today, I ran into an "old friend." It is Arachnophilia, a Web page development workshop and general programming tool. I used a much earlier version of it on a PC nearly a decade ago. Now it is in Java, so that it will run on Windows, Macs, Linux, open-architecture cell phones(?), and anything else that will host Java 1.5. Arachnophilia is something different from pure freeware. It is Careware. I encourage you to click on that link. It is a bit Americocentric, but the concept is ageless!
After I have refamiliarized myself with Arach (as its friends call it), I will write a review. But for now, I suggest you click on the main link above, and just look at that page, and others reached from it. They provide an excellent introduction to really good web page design. As another example, look at the Freeware page. Note the pull-down list at the bottom of the page. Arach does naturally, many very nice things that you seldom see on the web.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:01 PM
That is quite the listing. I would think it would be longer, but I bet that is what you have dealt with. I think there are so many that are trying to compete, but don't have the passion for what they are trying to offer. I think the owners and creators of Astahost had an idea and handled with very well. And that was quite an impressive ideal... Webhosting with forum sharing, and I am sure it's not as easy as it sounds to maintain. Good job to all involved!
- skedad -
(Oh, and if I can think of any more sites, I will post them!)
Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:44 PM
Some of you think that it's normal to have their wesite hosted at Astahost since a long time, it seems normal. But it's not so obvious.
A lot of free webservers were flying around here, who remembers them ?
And a lot of them are already dead, just try to connect again :
They were promissing a lot of things, and they are gone, they simply could not survive.
Big up, Asta !