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    Free & Good WebDrive

    Can anyone recommend one that's tried+tested?

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    OK, since no one else has responded yet, I'll bite AND show my ignorance! What's a WebDrive?

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Edited by <font color=red>WyllyWylly</font color=red> to add URL code. See the Quick Guide.[/i] <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/On_the_...al_Disk_Drives/

    has a list of some.

    Basically space on a webserver you can store your files on.

    Problem is finding one that is FREE and GOOD.

    m.q.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Thanks for the education. OK, so there are four free ones listed at the link you gave. So what happens with the "good" part? Do they have a reputation for losing your data? Man, that could be scary!

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    My ISP offers a certain amount of free space for each account.
    Don't most/all ISPs offer such space?

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    My ISP - Adelphia - offers free 10MB...I just found out about it (have had cable since 4/2000 and never knew about it)...they set up my webspace for me, but dang! I have no idea what to do...naturally no instructions given...but they do list FrontPage98 or Netscape Composer or Adobe Pagemill for the HTML Editor and for FTP Clients we can choose WS_FTP or Cute FTP ...which doesn't tell me anything at all. Wish they had instructions on what to do...I am not too good at stuff like that.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Let's be careful folks, that we don't morph this thread away from MUSAB's original question! He's asking about web storage, NOT web page space. I agree that many ISPs offer so-called free web page space, but I don't think that's what he's asking about. Besides, a few megabytes of web page space isn't what you would call good space for FILE storage and retrieval, no?

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Well, that's what I read into what he was asking. No matter. He'd be better off looking for a place to pay for storage then...if what he needs is quite an amount of space for files.
    Other more knowledgeable members here should respond then...they would know about it.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Musab -

    I don't know the reasons that you're looking for a webdrive, but - you get what you pay for. In the case of something like this, "good" and "free" are polar opposites.

    Your best bet is to find a web hosting company that offers FTP access, since all modern versions of Windows and other operating systems have this capability built in. Response times and transfers are much, much more acccurate and reliable that way. Plus, depending on your storage needs, you can find something like that for around 5 USD a month on up - if you're not going to host an e-commerce website or something that requires critical features for business, you don't need to fork over lots of <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> for things like ASP and FrontPage extensions.

    Something to consider - I would personally stay as far away from a webdrive as I could!!

    Edited to add:
    I need to clarify - I'm not referring to the meager amount of space that an ISP provides for a small personal website. I'm speaking here in terms of your own domain. Webdrives will have more stringent limits on the use of bandwidth than owning a domain, where your limits will be much higher; if you're not hosting a web and are using it strictly for storage, you reap all the benefits instead of sacrificing some of your monthly bandwidth allocation for page hits.
    -Mark

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    WyllyWylly am I reading this right? You are recommending getting your own domain and using it for storage? I know nothing about domains. Or webdrives.

    As for "free" I tried to save some of the witty posts from the Lounge in a "free" storage site and they went pay so I couldn't even pull my files without paying them.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    You undestood correctly. Webdrives are essentially someone else's domain, and they share their space with you.

    Domains are, for example:
    <UL><LI>http://www.wopr.com
    <LI>http://www.broge.com
    <LI>http://www.yale.edu
    <LI>http://support.microsoft.com[/list]The domain is the name appearing before .net, .com, .org, and others. Email goes through the domain as well as your website, if you prefer. My email address listed in my user profile, WyllyWylly@WOPR.com, is part of the same domain that the Lounge uses. In an email address, anything after the "at" (@) symbol is the domain name. WyllyWylly@WOPR.com ..... www.WOPR.com .....

    You can purchase the rights to use the name from http://www.netsol.com, or a number of web hosting companies (mine is http://www.ipowerweb.com) will take care of the details for you. When you purchase the domain and sign up for hosting, you typically get about 200MB storage space, much more than any ISP gives you for the privilege of Internet access, and usually more than the webdrives. Since you are footing the bill that makes sense. Web hosting can be found from cheap (5 USD) on up, with varying options.

    Hope that helps....
    -Mark

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Two comments on Mark's post: (1) for storage purposes, you will want to find a host with good security; these probably aren't files you want to share with the world; (2) given a choice, try a different registrar (e.g., Register.com); VeriSign has made my life difficult time and time again and I wouldn't want anyone else to have to experience that.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    With my ISP, I just use the stuff that I have.
    I FTP to the web site to change things.
    I use whatever I want to change pages offline, then PUT them to the web site, no fancy tools needed.

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Jefferson,

    At risk of steering this thread off topic, could you elaborate on the difficulties you've had with VeriSign? I've not had problems - knock on wood - but typically I go straight to the source, so to speak. I found Register.com's tactics a bit underhanded when my personal domain neared expiry; they send you a notification in advance and to the uninitiated it looks for all the world like you need to renew through them as if the original transaction was theirs. I haven't dealt with them so I have reserved judgement thus far - advertising or no, I would prefer that they were more upfront when they are looking for clientele.
    -Mark

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    Re: Free & Good WebDrive

    Howard, I believe the point is to gain more than the limited amount of space that most ISPs offer. Musab would need to clarify his needs; perhaps a minimal amount of space is sufficient for him, but I am under the impression that something more is required. Webdrives serve a different purpose than an ISP.
    -Mark

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