Replacement for iTools

Note to Moderators: Guys, feel free to lock this and direct those interested to the version of this over at Just Chat or somewhere else if you think I've overstepped my self-promoting bounds. 😉

Heya all. I'm thinking about creating a third site (for those who don't know jack squat about me, the other two would be (url="http://"")The Lair(/url) and (url="http://"") Keep in mind that this service would be offered only to the Ambrosia community, ie: anyone around here, from Ambrosia Banter to pop-pop can sign up, but people from other communities would be SOL. This is just for you guys. 😉

Anyway, the third site (anyone should be able to guess what it'll be called ;)) will provide free web hosting and email. The only draw back to this is that any sites hosted would have to have banners so that I can recoup the monetary losses of having 3 sites (three domains and three hosting fees can eat up a significant amount of money).

For those of you who aren't crazy about the banners, there is a way to "upgrade" your account to some of the higher levels so that you don't have to have the banners or the other promotional elements (a navigation table that links you into the rest of the site).

Also, for people who only want an email address to replace their one, I'm willing to set those up too.

Pointers for users:

  • free email that can be checked via web or POP3

  • part of a larger network of sites, all linking to the rest (and to (url="http://"") member sites), to increase traffic

  • FTP access

  • image hosting won't botch on the Image Galleries

  • a single board for the hosted site, hosted inside the coming-soon Lair Forums; another way to increase traffic

  • nice, clean, familiar banner ads (nothing stupid like clicking on a stupid monkey for $50 and DEFINETLY no pop up/under ads)

  • you get the warm fuzzy feeling you can only get from helping me take over the world. 😉

Anyway, I'm no idiot, so I realize that this may not be a great deal for everyone, and it certainly doesn't offer some of the perks that iTools did (web templates, that whole iDisk thing), or for that matter sourcecod. That's why I'm posting this, to get feedback from the people who I'd be offering this service to.

Feel free to voice any concerns, make suggestions, ridicule the idea (seriously; I'm trying to get a serious feel for if this is a worthwhile venture; if you think it's stupid, please tell me).

Suggestions needed: What prices are fair, and what disk alotment would be fair.

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EVula, this new idea ROCKS! This idea will help to further expand your empire, and with a premium service, you'll get paid to do it! Muahahaha!

I've been looking for a site with ftp and off-site image hosting. For a free site, 15 megs is about the least I have seen. For images and text webpages, this is more than enough. You could probably even go for 10 MB. For premium, say 75 megs, at 2 US$ a month? I'm not sure how much you pay for domain names, something like 9.95 a month or so, but I'm not sure. I guess it depends on how many people are interested...

I love the idea.

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Sounds like a good idea to me, I haven't been able to post anything to the EV Gallery for lack of free web hosting. I wouldn't consider a banner or link too large a price for free webspace. I'll check this topic later to see if anything materializes.

Mad_Crad: use the edit button instead of posting twice on related subjects.

Get a life, a cyberspace life.

Oh, darn, and I just went and got a lousy deal at brinkster. Shoot.

As for a domain name, how about (url="http://"")

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Sounds like a great idea. I'm all set with tripod at the moment, but so far I've had two hosing services shut down sites of mine because they stopped offering free service. (f2s and

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