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If you're happy to limit your site's interactivity to the inclusion of contact details only (e-mail, telephone/ fax, address), and you don't intend to take payment via your site, there are plenty of sources of free web site hosting on the Net.
You will need access to the Net in order to service your website, and if you don't already have an ISP, you could kill two birds with one stone and try one of these. If you are already online, it is worth checking to see if any webspace that is included in your package can be used for commercial purposes. If not, having an extra, free, ISP is no hardship, especially if it brings a home for your website.
free website hosts are more suitable for online brochures or for sales
sites where you'd rather take payment by phone fax or letter. Their main
drawbacks are that to enable them to offer the service free they support
it by putting advertising space either on your pages
themselves, or on accompanying pop up screens that open when your page
opens. If you can live with that, and also the ungainly addresses that
result from the way the sites are organised (curable if you register your
own domain, of course), they could be the answer for you.
|contact URL||contact phone no.||amount of webspace||number
of e-mail addresses
|up to 50Mb||5||24hr||50p/min||Yes||not known||10 Mb per address|
|15Mb||unlimited||24hr||50p/min||No||not known||s/w free from Dixons|
|10Mb||5||limited||50p/min||Yes||not known||s/w 50p from stores|
|20Mb||1||24hr||50p/min||No||banner at top of each page||space is at FortuneCity (as below)|
|Websites where free webspace usable for business is offered|
|contact URL||amount of webspace||host advertising||site address style||form support||comments|
|Fortune City||www.fortunecity.com||20Mb||banner in each page at top||district.fortunecity.com/street/no.||not known||arranged in neighbourhoods|
|Geo Cities||www.geocities.com||15Mb||pop up screen plus logo over users page||www.geocities.com/city/street/no.||not known||arranged in neighbourhoods|
|Tripod||www.tripod.com||11Mb||pop up screen||members.tripod.com/yourname||their own cgi form handler plus Front Page 98 exts.|
|Xoom||www.xoom.com||unlimited||frame across top of screen||members.xoom.com/yourname||Front Page 98 extensions only|
|PLEASE NOTE: The lists above are by no means complete and are meant as a guide, a starting off point for your own research. Webby Foot apologises for any errors that there may be, and would be pleased to correct, update and include further free ISPs and hosts - please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org|