Need recommendation on web page creation : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I've been coming to this site daily for a year, but this is my first post. My Y2K preparation has enabled me, among many other things, to finally start realistic planning for retirement (I'm 52). I've emailed some of you and have received immediate and valuable answers to my questions. I've learned as much if not more from this site than from any of my (expensive) educational pursuits.

Now I want to have my own web page. I'd appreciate recommendations on free vs. paid web hosting and any other thoughts and experience you might have in creating a web page.

My thanks to all of you and this incredible forum.

-- Fran Foster (, February 22, 2000


Most ISP's allow you 5 to 10 MB of disc space as part of your account. Use that first, then when you get some experience you can use Homestead, The Globe, Xoom an others to expand for free.

Have Fun!

-- Henry Howfambofergilfer (, February 22, 2000.

Hi Fran =)

You can check out my web page(s) at Cin's Page.

All of the pages are in my free members space that I got with my AOL account. I know you can also get free pages from other places (try excite, yahoo, geocities), that you can link together. I did mine with personal publisher but AOL has discontinued using this program. I do still have it on my hard-drive, so that I can edit my pages. I know there are free web publishing tools that can be downloaded. If you'd like some links, please e-mail me and I will send. Good luck to you Fran =o)

-- cin (, February 22, 2000.

Go to: and set up a free web site. It's very easy there and they give you 20meg. free.

-- Kathy (, February 22, 2000.

Unfortunately, with free web hosting, you can't count on any support or reliable service. Freeservers is down quite a bit of the time. I moved my site to, which has a lot of extras included in the $14.95/mo fee.

-- Steve Heller (, February 22, 2000.

I've use Angelfire for 3 years without a problem. There pages are in a easy to build format and free. They have required ads now that is not a problem but it keeps them free.


-- Awdragon (, February 22, 2000.

Most ISPs -- at least the ones where you pay $15 to $20 a month -- give you site space, and plenty of tutorials, even tools. Earthlink, for example, even has a site maker program for your pages/site. (I don't use it myself -- being a programmer, I roll my own -- but a female friend has used their stuff to create her pages/site and host them.)

-- A (, February 23, 2000.

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