August 27th, 2000, 02:36 AM
jumpworld is incredible, i am using them.
August 27th, 2000, 09:48 AM
There is a free web host in the works, indyhosting.net! They are going to offer 20mb of space, PHP4, access to sendmail, and some more stuff. I think it will be great, and I dont think that they are going to have banner ads on users' pages.
August 27th, 2000, 05:55 PM
If it's JUST for learning and therefore don't care so much about pop-up ads, try jumpworld.net where they have FREE hosting with 20MB, MySQL, PHP4, FTP, a nice control panel, etc...
August 28th, 2000, 09:30 AM
Where is the moderator on this list?
he wondered or is this just another commercial piece ?
August 29th, 2000, 01:23 PM
I offer low cost PHP/MySQL hosting, the best part about our hosting is two fold
We offer hosting for under $5, its low bandwidth but its great for a small site and to learn.
Also we offer you own instance of MySQL, that means you get root access and your not sharing it with anyone else. A lot of hosts let you have a database on a shared MySQL instance.
Not us, you can create as many databases as you want. We offer telnet access so its a good platform to learn, plus we support PHP4.0.1pl2
August 29th, 2000, 06:55 PM
I administer a webhosting provider that looks like it might fit the needs for several of you all. The most popular plan is $8/mo. although we do offer one for $5/mo. if you don't need quite the number of features. PHP, MySQL, and FP Extensions are all included with every account. If you'd like to take a look at some of our other offerings/features please visit http://www.nethosters.com
August 30th, 2000, 03:54 AM
Well well, isn't this just the thread of entrepreneurs...
If you really wanna get on the ground with learning PHP, read the manual. Sounds like a dumb suggestion, I know... but that's how I started out. Weeks upon weeks of alt-tabbing between Textpad, Word 97/2000 (I have the quaintly extensioned RTF (read that ****er) version of the manual), and Internet Explorer gave me a pretty good grasp on the language. As was stated above in the thread, you should go about getting a local version of Apache/PHP4/some form of SQL set up, it makes for a lot less embarassment when you're betatesting scripts (since they're local, only people who know your IP address could view them.) So, the cheapest method of learning PHP is spending time, not money, doing stuff locally and getting the basics down pat.
* Throws two pennies at the monitor. *
To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. -- Homer Simpson
August 30th, 2000, 05:32 AM
Hmmm.. it seems like some people here are just trying to say that their way of learning (PHP) is the right one. However no one thought of the fact that when you start practicing with cookies in PHP (or anything else) you will need to set the scope for them. Therefore your 'send box' server will need to have a real domain name and a fully qualified host name. This means that having your PHP 'send box' on a virtual hosting machine and paying a few bucks per month is not an overkill at all. Of course you could have a server with a real domain name (etc..) on your LAN or you could fake it if you have a local DNS server.. but if you are not a networking expert or you have only one box(and for some reason don't want to/can not get into dual booting), a virtual hosting account with PHP is the best solution again... i agree that installing PHP is another thing to learn but let's consider it as a separate subject..
let me know how wrong i am
September 5th, 2000, 09:31 AM
A word of thanks for the folks who posted links to their hosting companies. It appears as though I may need to switch to another host.
I'm currently using addr.com, who have been great (good pricing, too), but they offer limited support for MySQL databases. I'm getting a slew of "too many connections" errors and need to get this resolved ASAP.
September 7th, 2000, 08:43 AM
I give free accounts (+mail, ssh, mysql, php3, php4, dns, etc) on my 2x533 Celeron, 256mb ram, 2x30gig server placed at www.widexs.nl Just pop me a mail with your needs and we work something out.
Ps. I thought we were here to help each other out, not to make money...
November 2nd, 2000, 08:55 PM