Free webhosting, shell account, development cloud space, linux, unix, gopher

Ok – there’s a few good basic webhosting services. There’s one I use now: I used them for free for years ’til my websites grew and now I pay. But the basic was powerful and it’s free. Let me get the address:

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http://freehostia.com/free-cloud-hosting/ – Freehostia – that’s them.

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They’re powerful and reliable. I started with them in 2007. A few years later, I upgraded. They’re the same people that do resellerspanel – where you can make your own web hosting company through them. They provide the tech support and cheap rates and you can tack on a few $ for yourself.

Super easy.

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5 Hosted Domain(s)
250MB Disk Space
6GB Monthly Traffic

3 E-mail Accounts
1 MySQL v.5 Databases
10MB MySQL Storage

They give you that for free. It’s generous.
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You’ll have to do the permissions and all that stuff yourself but it’s easy enough. Everything goes through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPanel – cPanel, which is real easy to use.
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I even know where you can set up a free Gopher :P [not that anybody knows what that is anymore] – it’s unix shell access for life.
http://sdf.org – but that’s more hard-core. There’s also a web server on there and you can host on there as well. But for your needs, I think freehostia will work perfectly. I’ve bought a number of cheap godaddy domains and I’ve been running sites through freehostia/resellerspanel for years now.

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Or if you need cloud development (shell access, workspace and stuff for programming, there’s: https://c9.io/ – I use them whenever I need an up-to-date development environment. (for example, when I find a GREAT app i want to run but it only works on Linux/Unix systems).

Last one I did was to run a script that grabbed all of my Youtube videos and transferred them to the Internet Archive. It worked perfectly for it, after a little trouble getting Python 3 set up (’cause I don’t use Linux that often) – I ended up creating too many aliases into a recursive loop where the system had no idea where the pointers were really pointing to anymore….

anyway… that’s far away from where you’re working at. I just love a chance to share some awesome free resources out there.

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