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Got any recomendations for webservers,advertising services, ? Answered

Ok so I have been working on a website for a day or two now and I am ready to put advertisements on my website. So I was wondering if you guys and girls knew of any good advertising programs ? My website is called AWASTEOFTIME.CA It consists of a chat room, games, LOTS OF GAMES, and you tube and meta cafe videos. So one of my advertising methods will be meta cafe. And any recomendations on web servers and where to get a domain name. ( free would be nice At the moment i don't care if it ends up to be www.awasteoftime.(companys name here).ca Eventually i will pay for a domain and webspace but I would like to make the project self supported (Hmm i see an instructable in the mere future)) So what do you guys use for your websites ?

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Labot2001
Labot2001

13 years ago

For making logos, try Fireworks (Macromedia, I think); I LOVEEE it. Way easier than Photoshop, and way better than The GIMP. (I know I'm gonna get a lot of trash about that last comment)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Fireworks is better/easier than Photoshop because it's different. I personally use Inkscape for that sort of thing, though.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

Never heard of it. Is that freeware?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Its FOSS (Free Open Source Software). So yeah, its free, but its not freeware.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

Could you explain the difference? I've never heard of FOSS before.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

FOSS, or more commonly FLOSS, stands for Free (Libre) Open Source Software.
(Free refers to free, pricewise. Libre is free, as in speech)

Freeware ≠* F(L)OSS!
  • * that's a not-equals sign, if it didn't render...
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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

Nah, it didn't render. But I get it. Thanks!

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littlechef37
littlechef37

Reply 13 years ago

So just like the trial ?

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

I've never tried the trial, so I don't know.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

No you're going to get trash about fireworks... Ok it's handy and simple but I can't stand it for some odd reason...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

I use quotaless.com Stay away from adsense...i've heard quite a few horror stories about people getting a letter from google claiming the violated some little rule right before they would be getting a check sent.

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

For free webservers, I really love AlwaysData, FTP, Python (& other CGI), Mail, SSH, MySQL, decent storage space -- all free.

The catch? Its in French.
...but it seems you don't need that. You don't even need 1MB of space, it seems, as you could host your games/images elsewhere, say imageshack.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

13 years ago

I've found http://110mb.com/ to be reliable on the free accounts as a server and pretty fast aswell, that and they host a variety of advertising scripts etc. and have a set of advertising plans you can get with them.

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littlechef37
littlechef37

Reply 13 years ago

A beer bottle lamp...LOL someone was bored

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Just a tad... Though as a site, what do you think? Also the server is pretty good and FTP is actually faster than my old schools local network servers...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. I use Webstrike Solutions for web/FTP/mail servers. First year for free! Been with them for 3-4 years and very happy. They can register a DN for you.

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littlechef37
littlechef37

Reply 13 years ago

Im checkin it out now they seem pretty for reals I think i might "roll" with them lol :)

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schorhr
schorhr

13 years ago

I use http://domains.aruba.it, which (strangely) does not meter the traffic but is astonishing reliable, and I've been using it for years.
Its a big Internet Service company in Italy and does international business. Nothing fancy, but good pricing. No ca-Domains though.