Good free subdomain hosts?
February 23, 2004 1:22 PM   Subscribe

A permutation of this question has been asked previously, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with free subdomain hosts. I need to run a forum-type (probably YaBBS-based) site for next eight months only, so I don't need a yearly package and I'd prefer to not spend a dime if possible, but I don't want it littered with pop-ups and banners either. Ideas or leads?
posted by grabbingsand to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
I have used Freeservers in the past and found them to be fine (keeping in mind that you get what you pay for). They used to have an ad banner across the top of every page, though. I would be surprised to find a free host without some sort of advertising.
posted by dg at 2:17 PM on February 23, 2004


umm....
do you just want the subdomain? or the whole domain? or domain and space?
posted by the aloha at 2:29 PM on February 23, 2004


Just a not-too-forgettable subdomain on a not-too-odd domain would make me happy.
posted by grabbingsand at 2:55 PM on February 23, 2004


Disclaimer: I run the following hosting provider..

fredom2operate has what it sounds like you're searching for.. PHP, CF, MySQL, no ads, etc... If you do register, make a note in the comments form that you're from MeFi and you'll get hooked up within the next 12 hours or so.
posted by djc at 5:39 PM on February 23, 2004


Yay for spell check.. that should be 'freedom2operate' *blush*
posted by djc at 5:43 PM on February 23, 2004


Thanks, djc! I will do just that.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:16 PM on February 23, 2004


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