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Admin
07-02-2002, 02:37 AM
Just putting the question out - if we offered free hosting to cosplayers with 20 megs of space and a bulletin board (the board would be part of the cosplay.com forums but yours to mod) would anyone want to use something like this?

In return the pages would have a banner or text ad inserted at the top. Nothing like geocities and absolutely no popups.

Anyway, please sound off here if you're interested in something like this or have any questions. I'm considering doing this next month.

Also please note that image hotlinking would be disabled (in other words, the dreaded "angelfire" type broken image thing where you wouldn't be able to just use the hosting for holding your files to show elsewhere, running up our bandwidth :) ).

Scoti
07-02-2002, 08:37 AM
I would be intrested..I've been looking for another host since Geocities has been giving me a hard time. Is the page editing and creating like pagebuilder?

Babbit_Chan
07-02-2002, 09:51 AM
Sounds way better than Geocities - sure, I'd be interested :)

kelldar
07-02-2002, 12:08 PM
I know a lot of people would want that. I don't really need it but I'd like to have a forum... that'd be cool :D

Yggdrasil Pie
07-02-2002, 09:11 PM
Yes!!! That would be great!!!! ^^

Adella
07-03-2002, 02:21 AM
weeee! Please please tell your friends! More details coming once we come closer to a decision :D

Admin
07-03-2002, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Scoti
I would be intrested..I've been looking for another host since Geocities has been giving me a hard time. Is the page editing and creating like pagebuilder?

I'd was planning on making it FTP access but I could surely look into putting up a pagebuilder. I'll keep you posted.

mandichan
07-03-2002, 01:40 PM
That would be really tight~ FTP is nice too :D I've wanted to make a cosplay page for a while, but I just haven't been able to find a server I like enough!!!

--Mandichan

Arislan
07-03-2002, 07:44 PM
I'm game.

Kaitou
07-07-2002, 04:18 PM
I know I'd be way interested!!! (along with lady and Iridal, whom Aeris knows)

Ukayoru no Chou
07-07-2002, 06:15 PM
me toooo~ course I would beee...*kills geocities* ;-;

Ranma Saotome
07-08-2002, 03:58 AM
I'd say yes, but no... I'm looking for something like... 200+ MB for hosting... *lugs around domain name* ^^;

Hikaruchan
07-08-2002, 03:02 PM
Same here, think I have found hosting for my ton of con pics since tripod taking back space from people and other pics are on geocities. But, would be excellent for a person who just wants to put up a personal cosplay site.

Ranma Saotome
07-08-2002, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Hikaruchan
Same here, think I have found hosting for my ton of con pics since tripod taking back space from people and other pics are on geocities. But, would be excellent for a person who just wants to put up a personal cosplay site.

Avoid Certihost... They're cheap but unreliable... For a while my domain was linked to a porn site!

Hikaruchan
07-08-2002, 04:13 PM
I am trying to get my site hosted locally - so if something goes wrong I know where the admin lives. Its slow going getting it set up since they normally don't do this - but I am not ready anyway since I have got some pics from Otakon & AZ last year that never got online, plus all my Animazement pics that I have started to organize plus eventually will have to design something better then my current boring setup. And I should also be getting a ton more pics to organize from MTAC next month.

Ranma Saotome
07-08-2002, 07:45 PM
I need someone to redisgn my page...

Ukayoru no Chou
07-08-2002, 08:14 PM
o_o I'd just us it for something like personal cosplay part, and host my images somewhere else, since I take lots of photo..x_X;

Babbit_Chan
07-09-2002, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by Hikaruchan
I am trying to get my site hosted locally - so if something goes wrong I know where the admin lives. Its slow going getting it set up since they normally don't do this - but I am not ready anyway since I have got some pics from Otakon & AZ last year that never got online, plus all my Animazement pics that I have started to organize plus eventually will have to design something better then my current boring setup. And I should also be getting a ton more pics to organize from MTAC next month.

LMAO XD Sorry, I might have taken that the wrong way. And yes, Ranma's previous host leaves somethingto be desired :crylaugh: Not that it's funny that his domain was linked to porn :D

Ranma Saotome
07-09-2002, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by Babbit_Chan


LMAO XD Sorry, I might have taken that the wrong way. And yes, Ranma's previous host leaves somethingto be desired :crylaugh: Not that it's funny that his domain was linked to porn :D

Yeah well, I ain't paying for it! $hit... :D

Babbit_Chan
07-10-2002, 12:30 AM
Understandable!

Hopage
07-10-2002, 09:18 AM
I would like to switch from geocities and my site is rather small so I wouldn't even need that much space.

Cynthia
07-12-2002, 12:43 PM
Anything is better than geocities-the stupid pagebuilder won't even let me cut n' paste and FTP would make it so much simplier for me to get things loaded and running on time.

pookie-kun
07-13-2002, 04:51 AM
Would we be able to choose where the banner is? Or is it just a frame at the top.. cause if I could just have a banner at the top of my page as a jpeg with a link, it wouldn't ruin the whole look of it.. depending on the color scheme of the banner, I suppose o.o

LiL QoH
07-17-2002, 10:53 PM
what about cosplaying artists? =x I always need a few extra megs.. and homestead is direct linkable sooo I could use this as my main site :D yes no? =d~

Admin
07-19-2002, 01:04 AM
We'll have more details soon on all of this, most likely we'll have a free option w/banner (at the top of each page, might wind up just being a slim line with a text link or two instead) and a couple of levels of pay options for those needing mucho bandwidth. Most people would be able to use the free option easily though. Since we'd only be dealing with a small number of people compared to most free hosting services, we can up the average space per person a tad.

Babbit_Chan
07-20-2002, 05:50 PM
Whoo! Finally a good home for cosplay sites XD

Ranma Saotome
07-21-2002, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by Hikaruchan
I am trying to get my site hosted locally - so if something goes wrong I know where the admin lives. Its slow going getting it set up since they normally don't do this - but I am not ready anyway since I have got some pics from Otakon & AZ last year that never got online, plus all my Animazement pics that I have started to organize plus eventually will have to design something better then my current boring setup. And I should also be getting a ton more pics to organize from MTAC next month.

www.myacen.com

Sana-chan
07-22-2002, 02:37 PM
I think that'd be a great idea! Way better then any of those other free servers w/ all those pop-ups and ugly banners @_@

DJ(SiC)ness
08-18-2002, 02:25 AM
UGG i hate geocities. It limits to much i want to do , im real good with graphics but i suck with HTML and codeing. I know nothing about it...i should of taken codeing this year instead of computer animation. But no matter what i do to my site, geocites makes it look like crap. I need a good server, but I lack the codeing knowledge. I know photoshop like the back of my hand, so i can do some cool stuff. I haven't worked on my web site in ages because i was sick of geocities crapyness. if anyone knows of a free server that dosen't require HTML please tell me. i need a new site.

~DJ