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Old 02-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #1
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Here's a site that lists free web hosts. http://www.free-webhosts.com/. I clicked on the first one, which happens to be SixServe

and here's what it says:

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100% Free Hosting - Instant Setup
Unlimited Disk Space
Unlimited Bandwidth
cPanel + Fantastico
Choice of using a free sub-domain or your own domain
Incredible Support
Friendly Community
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3 Super-Fast Servers
What's the catch, besides it looking too good to be true. It has a control panel, no forced ads, I can use my own domain. Maybe no FTP?

Or if you don't like this one, there's MegaByte. It has a rating of 100.

What's the deal with all of these?
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
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Dunno. Unless you have discovered the modern equivalent of the guy on 60s TV who gave away a million dollars to a stranger every week, I can say unequivocally that you cannot have unlimited disk space and/or (especially) unlimited bandwidth at any price, let alone for free.

Years of selecting web hosts may have made a skeptic of me, but there is no way anyone can offer all takers unlimited shares of assets.

I expect the offerer has some way of monetizing his hosting services. Find out what that is, and then decide if it is a bargain you can live with.

   
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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Oooh Oooh ... can't remember what I had for breakfast but I KNOW this one:

John Beresford Tipton (The Millionaire)

I guess it's more interesting than "Oat Flakes" but why can I remember that and not my wife's cel phone number? Damn gray hair ...

   
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #4
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John Beresford Tipton (The Millionaire)
Congratulations! It didn’t come to me, even though I can see the guy in my mind’s eye. The brain is always playing tricks.

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…why can I remember that and not my wife's cel phone number?
Dunno. But I sometimes forget my own phone number. I remember the one from Westport (from 7 years ago) perfectly well.

   
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I understand how hosts deal with unlimited resources. When a user begins to use too much, then they step in. At least, that's the way pay hosts do this.
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Your brain IS playing tricks on you. The guy never appeared in the show, as far as I know. He was always sitting in a wingback chair facing away from the camera. The fellow who *delivered* the checks after getting them from Mr. T ... that's the one you remember, no?

Argh. Phone numbers ... I still can remember the one from when we lived in New York (moved away in '68). And none of them but the current ones since then.

   
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Your brain IS playing tricks on you. The guy never appeared in the show, as far as I know. He was always sitting in a wingback chair facing away from the camera. The fellow who *delivered* the checks after getting them from Mr. T ... that's the one you remember, no?
Right you are!

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Argh. Phone numbers ... I still can remember the one from when we lived in New York (moved away in '68). And none of them but the current ones since then.
I actually remember three: Berkeley (1963-4); NYC (1964-76); and Westport (1982-2002).

Hmm. Three of my favorite places — wonder if that matters. (But all those numbers were also “pretty,” with memorable patterns of duplicate numbers.)

   
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Oooh Oooh ... can't remember what I had for breakfast but I KNOW this one:

John Beresford Tipton (The Millionaire)
You're right. Give the man a hand. That was a great show back in its time, and I bet it had many people hoping he would ring their doorbells!

   
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Argh. Phone numbers ... I still can remember the one from when we lived in New York (moved away in '68). And none of them but the current ones since then.
The only phone numbers I remember from way back, was my father's furniture store (981) and my best friend's phone number, 3281. And yes, I came from a very small town where party lines were more the norm than the exception

   
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I understand how hosts deal with unlimited resources. When a user begins to use too much, then they step in. At least, that's the way pay hosts do this.
That is often the case. Even better, good hosts do not permit any site to overflow its bounds in the first place.

   
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