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    Free hosting site for a portfolio

    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannygotgoat05 View Post
    He wants an online presence though so a DropBox won't help him have a web site. It will only hold files.
    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).
    Granted, it is not a web server and cannot support server-side technologies. But static HTML and client-side Javascript works well.
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    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.)

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...?t=736399&p=34

    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).

    http://www.ingenyes.com/free-web-hosting/

    This is fully featured and all looked after by Rackspace. See what you think.


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