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For the purposes of this category, ''free web hosting'' consists of providing space for English-language hypertext and related documents on computers that can be accessed via the Internet to individuals or organizations at no out-of-pocket expense and without requiring the purchase of any other product or service as a pre-condition.

Entries submitted to Web_Hosting/Free/Arts_and_Humanities should be limited to hosts which particularly cater to the needs and interests of artists, writers, scholars, scientists, philosophers, and intellectuals.

Hosts which provide only minimal ''free hosting'' as an inducement to purchase their fee-based services will not usually be listed here; nor will sites with broken links or ''Under Construction'' notices.

Submissions from ''co-branded'' or ''private-label'' hosts will only be accepted if they provide substantial original content.

Submissions from ''affiliate'' or ''referral'' agents and those with redirected URLs will not be knowingly accepted and will be deleted when identified.


The following guidelines should be followed when submitting sites.

Target audience
Used only when needed to clarify to whom a listing is aimed or particularly appeals; for example, to distinguish between particular interests in the Arts_and_Humanities, Culture_and_Heritage, Cars,_Trucks_and_Cycles, Special_Interest and similar sub-categories.


Available webspace
Stated in megabytes (Mb), and followed by any known relevant information such as bandwidth limits, type of Internet connection, or access to secure servers.


Advertising
The type and frequency of required or ''forced'' advertising; and, if known, whether advertising placed by the user (site-owner) is permitted. Some hosts will share the revenue produced by forced advertising with the site-owner and this is indicated when possible.


Uploads
The method by which site files are transmitted to the host for publication on the Internet. Most typically, this is done using the user''s web browser addressed to a ''file-manager'' program on the host''s site. Less frequently, files are transmitted using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program, which is more flexible but somewhat more difficult to use. Some hosts make both methods available and a few require that files be transfered via e-mail.


Features
The availability of e-mail accounts, graphic libraries and similar features are indicated here.


CGI and scripting
The extent to which CGI (Common Gate Interface) scripts and related factors such as Microsoft FrontPage extensions, SQL (Structured Query Language) and database access are supported are indicated here.


Sample URL
A sample URL (Universal Resource Locator) is usually provided to give some idea how the hosted site''s web address will appear in printed materials.




Computers/Internet/Commercial_Services/Web_Hosting/Free/Arts_and_Humanities is limited to hosts which particularly cater to the needs and interests of artists, writers, scholars, scientists, philosophers, and intellectuals.

Hosts listed here should cater to the particular needs of businesses or business-oriented sites. -->

For our purposes, ''free web hosting'' consists of providing space for English-language hypertext and related documents on computers that can be accessed via the Internet to individuals or organizations at no out-of-pocket expense and without requiring the purchase of any other product or service as a pre-condition.


Computers/Internet/Commercial_Services/Web_Hosting/Free/Business is limited to hosts which particularly cater to the needs and interests of firms or individuals offering goods or services for sale on either a business_to_business or business_to_consumer basis, and to sites which support these activities.

Typically, hosts supporting the needs of business sites will provide, at a minimum, support for FTP, some form of CGI scripting, and subdomain URLs.

These are directories of free webspace and/or free web hosting packages available on servers around the world. These sites do not generally offer free web hosting themselves, but have reviews, information, and links to numerous other sites that offer such.
Computers/Internet/Commercial_Services/Web_Hosting/Free/Family_and_Genealogy is intended only for web hosting firms which cater to sites concerned with family issues or genealogical research. Personal, family, and group homepages, as well as genealogy sites, will not be listed here.
Please DO NOT submit personal homepages, family homepages, or genealogy sites here.
Instead, such sites should be submitted to one of these categories for prompter evaluation:

Home/Family/Family_WebSites
Recreation/Scouting/Personal_Pages
Reference/Education/Educators/K_through_12/Personal_and_Class_Pages
Society/People/Personal_Homepages
or
Society/Genealogy/Personal_Pages



Lasted updated January 18, 2001 by jkowens
This category is for websites that provide completely free web hosting for other sites directly related to games. Please only submit listings for websites that provide free website hosting for game-related sites. Sites that provide free hosting without applications, or subjective review processes are more likely to be added.

This category is *NOT* for websites that are freely hosted. Please do not submit such sites here. Instead, submit them under the category relevant to their content.

This category is for websites that provide completely free web hosting for other sites directly related to games.
Please submit your listing here only if your program provides ''free web hosting'' services to non-profit organizations.
For our purposes, 'free web hosting' consists of providing space for English-language hypertext and related documents on computers that can be accessed via the Internet to individuals or organizations at no out-of-pocket expense and without requiring the purchase of any other product or service as a pre-condition. Hosts listed here are those that provide space to schools, religious groups, civic groups, and other similar non-profit organizations.
Submissions to Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosting/Free/Personal should be limited to servers offering completely free web hosting to personal-interest sites.
Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosting/Free/Personal is limited to hosts which provide space for personal interest sites, as opposed to business or organization sites. These may include personal home pages, or sites about careers, hobbies, or other personal interests.

Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosting/Free/Sports_Related/ is limited to hosts which particularly cater to the needs and interests of amateur or professional sports or recreational organizations, and individuals who are fans or supporters of such groups or activities.

For the purposes of this category, 'free web hosting' consists of providing space for English-language hypertext and related documents on computers that can be accessed via the Internet to individuals or organizations at no out-of-pocket expense and without requiring the purchase of any other product or service as a pre-condition.

Entries submitted to Hosting/Free/Sports_Related should be limited to hosts which particularly cater to the needs and interests of amateur or professional sports or recreational organizations, and individuals who are fans or supporters of such groups or activities.

Hosts which provide only minimal 'free hosting' as an inducement to purchase their fee-based services will not usually be listed here; nor will sites with broken links or 'Under Construction' notices.

Submissions from 'co-branded' or 'private-label' hosts will only be accepted if they provide substantial original content.

Submissions from 'affiliate' or 'referal' agents and those with redirected URLs will not be knowingly accepted and will be deleted when identified.


The following guidelines should be followed when submitting sites.

Target audience
Used only when needed to clarify to whom a listing is aimed or particularly appeals; for example, to distinguish between particular interests in the Arts_and_Humanities, Culture_and_Heritage, Cars,_Trucks_and_Cycles, Special_Interest and similar sub-categories.


Available webspace
Stated in megabytes (Mb), and followed by any known relevant information such as bandwidth limits, type of Internet connection, or access to secure servers.


Advertising
The type and frequency of required or 'forced' advertising; and, if known, whether advertising placed by the user (site-owner) is permitted. Some hosts will share the revenue produced by forced advertising with the site-owner and this is indicated when possible.


Uploads
The method by which site files are transmitted to the host for publication on the Internet. Most typically, this is done using the user's web browser addressed to a 'file-manager' program on the host's site. Less frequently, files are transmitted using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program, which is more flexible but somewhat more difficult to use. Some hosts make both methods available and a few require that files be transferred via e-mail.


Features
The availability of e-mail accounts, graphic libraries and similar features are indicated here.


CGI and scripting
The extent to which CGI (Common Gate Interface) scripts and related factors such as Microsoft FrontPage extensions, SQL (Structured Query Language) and database access are supported are indicated here.


Sample URL
A sample URL (Universal Resource Locator) is usually provided to give some idea how the hosted site's web address will appear in printed materials.




Hosts which provide websites for high school and college students or student organizations.
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