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Author:  Elanor [ May 6th, 2005, 3:50 am ]
Post subject:  FAQs

I thought it might be helpfull to have answers to the questions that keep getting asked here.

1. Where can I get my site hosted for free?
Freewebs is a good place to start with. If you know nothing about webdesign you can make a page easily. You can also use HTML. They have small adverts at the bottom of pages and once you're doing the HTML yourself you can just put your own link.
Some people also use Geocities but they have annoying adverts. There is a way of getting rid of them but you risk getting your site deleted. You get more bandwidth in geocites though.
Another one is
A good one for experts is They let you use PHP, you get loads of space and there's no ads. You need to use FTP to upload your site though and have to write a short description of your site before they accept you. gives you 1GB of webspace and 10GB bandwidth a month. It looked as if you could only have free hosting from them for a year though.

You can also see if your internet provider gives you web space. Mine gives me 50 mb, as far as I can tell unlimited bandwidth and no ads
Another thing you can do once you've got quite a bit of experience is to get hosted by another webmaster. Here's a list of sites that host:

2. Can I get a free domain name?
Not in the proper sense of the word, so you can't get a free .net or .com name. However you can get a address at to point at your site.

3. What's the code for ......?
Here are a few basic codes:

To put an image:
<img src="yourpic.gif">

To have a background colour:
<body bgcolor="#000000">

or a backgound image is:
<body background="your background image name.gif">

To put a link:
<a href = "websitepage.html">link</a>

To make an image a link:
<a href = "websitepage.html"><img border = "0" src="yourpic.gif"></a>

To make an email link:
<a href="">email me</a>

4. What's "Bandwith stealing" and "hotlinking"?
They are both terms for taking other peoples graphics, putting them on your site but not uploading them yourself so leaving them to load from the other person's website. You do this when you copy the graphics URL and just put that straight on your site. You shouldn't do this as it is stealing their bandwidth which can cause their site to shut down. Instead save the picture on your computer and upload it to your website from there.

5. Where can I learn how to make a website?
There's lots of great sites on the internet that teach you how to use HTML and once you've learnt that PHP and other more advanced languages. Here are a few of the sites I use: - if you're a beginner try starting off with the HTML primer. I found it very helpful when I was learning. - This site's nice and bright and colourful. It's also easy to understand as it's made for kids. The section on CSS is particulay useful. - quite good for I-frames and other website layout techniques Has a very helpful skinning tutorial, as well as some other good advanced tutorials.

Author:  Feanor [ June 8th, 2005, 9:47 pm ]
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Another great place to learn is where I learned!

Author:  Varda [ June 12th, 2005, 6:50 pm ]
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Which forum hosts the new A-U forum, and could I make a forum from that host?

Author:  Elanor [ June 12th, 2005, 7:19 pm ]
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A-U hosts the new forum, you can install one here: but you need to have a webhost that offers php - usually a paying one.

Author:  Varda [ June 12th, 2005, 7:41 pm ]
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usually a paying one

Are proboards free?

Author:  Elanor [ June 13th, 2005, 5:03 am ]
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Yup they're free

Author:  Ororuthiel [ June 24th, 2005, 12:08 pm ]
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That's a really neat idea, doing a FAQs page! *goes off to try some of the free hostees for my new fanlisting*

Author:  Jamson [ August 3rd, 2005, 5:29 am ]
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Elanor wrote:
A-U hosts the new forum, you can install one here: but you need to have a webhost that offers php - usually a paying one.

and also a mysql database thing :-D

Author:  Elanor [ August 4th, 2005, 3:37 pm ]
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Yup that's right :) But I think most hosts that offer php offer mysql databases too

Author:  Ellethwen [ August 13th, 2005, 12:47 pm ]
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I know of 3 free hosts that offer PHP and MySQL. to apply, but VERY good to apply, pretty good't have to apply! It's pretty good!

and they are all ad-free!!!!

Author:  Guest [ August 24th, 2005, 6:20 pm ]
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How do you position your image links?

I tried this code, but it's not working

<a href="url"><img src="url" border="0" position="absolute; top=980px; left=970px"></a>

No matter what I change the pixels to my image link wont change it's position. [/code]

Author:  Jamson [ October 28th, 2005, 2:03 am ]
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they are also two more good websites to find a host yourself! and

Author:  Elanor [ November 11th, 2005, 5:56 am ]
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I've just updated the list of webmasters who host people and deleted all the ones who have closed or no longer allow hosting.

If anyone knows anyone else who hosts please let me know.

Author:  wanderer [ February 14th, 2006, 4:21 am ]
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i know are fairly good free host that i use that allows forums and offers a pre-install script..

Sky Juice Web Hosting

they are awesome and allow quite a lot of things :)

hope that helps

Author:  Elanor [ February 14th, 2006, 4:49 am ]
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I'm getting a cannot find server page when I clicked on that link.

Author:  wanderer [ February 14th, 2006, 4:01 pm ]
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oh that is because they went down :( :annoyed:

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