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April newsletter. Refer to end of this article) in "Design Mode." After that, click where you want
feature to go, and select "Pase in HTML" from "Edit" menu. And Selida does rest for you. It's that
Your URL will be http://www.freewebs.com/yoursite. They do require that you place "This website is being
hosted for free by FreeWebs.com" somewhere on your site, but this doesn't detract much from your site.
Sign up for FreeWebs' service at http://www.freewebs.com. You won't
If you desire an easy to use hosting service, Portland Communications is best provider for you. While
FreeWebs provides many attractive services, it seems to forget "basic necessities." (like being able
to upload more that one file at a time)
Placing second with a hit counter and 15 megabytes of ad-free space, Portland Communications has a few
distinct advantages over FreeWebs.
First, Portland provides a much more favorable URL: http://yoursite.port5.com. It is much easier to
remember, and it even appears that you have your own domain name!
Second, you can upload multiple files at once. FreeWebs only allows you to upload one file at a time,
which I found to be a very tedious process. Portland allows FTP access, which means that you can simply
select files you wish to upload and return when process is completed.
Note: FTP may be somewhat tricky for beginner, so you may want to use FreeWebs or Portland, depending
on if you are comfortable with using FTP. I'd suggest trying both of them, and see which on you like
better. If you decide to use Portland, you can purchase a great FTP client (or download a free trial) at
http://xenolth.biz/ftpclient. If you'd like to use a free FTP
client, you will find one at http://xenolth.biz/freeftp.
If you want to be able to upload your website without a hassle, Portland is hosting provider for you.
Visit http://www.portland.co.uk and sign up for their free
service. Note: although server is in UK, your site will have a ".com" address.
Some of hosting services mentioned above provide URLs that are hard to remember. Instead of trying to
make your visitors remember such a cumbersome URL, you can get a Fast URL like "clix.to/yoursite." You can
even chose from multiple ".to" addresses. To sign up for this free service, visit http://clix.to/fasturl,
then click "Web Tools and Services," then click "Fast URL Redirect." You must have a website before you
can sign up for Fast URL.
General Note: When uploading your website, make sure to name your homepage "index.htm" or
"index.html." This is because only way server knows which page is homepage is by looking for a
file named "index."
Launching a website is goal, dream, and joy at heart of every web developer. It is a
symbol of achievement - a sign of accomplishment. Launching your site enables you to reach world. Few
things can compare with satisfaction received from launching a website. Once you launch your site, it
seems to pay for all time you spent creating it... and makes it all worthwhile. Not only is launching
your site free and rewarding, but feedback received from visitors brings instant gratification. Sign
up for a free web hosting service. I'm sure you won't regret it.
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