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Offline Weather Display

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2004, 11:19:56 PM »
godadday works fine for me
just tried it

Offline carterlake

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2004, 12:18:44 AM »
Just registered my domain name with godaddy.com ... was very easy.

My wife thinks I should add a link to the city (www.cityofcarterlake.com) right on the main page because I have a better domain name then they do now.  :roll:


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« Last Edit: October 23, 2004, 12:32:16 AM by carterlake »

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2004, 02:45:12 PM »
it appears to be back.  I just tried it
http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/default.asp

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2004, 03:09:38 PM »
One note here for those who still aren't convince to buy a domain name.

Godaddy (and I'm sure others) allows you to redirect/mask to your current hosting site for free.

I've decided to go this route at the moment, while continuing to use my ISPs free hosting option for the site.

So when you go to www.carterlake.org, you are really going to http://members.cox.net/carterlakeweather

Advantages:

1) Everything stays free
2) No hassle domain name (takes mere minutes to setup!)
3) Can register domain name with search engines
4) Previous visitors notice nothing... all links still function as before

Disadvantages:

1) Creates another layer which needs to be working for site visits (i.e. godaddy.com goes bye bye and no visitors through domain name even though site is up and working)
2) Masking masks refer stats (I can no longer tell where people are coming from)
3) Unable to bookmark individual pages
4) Possible page rendering glitches with Firefox (looking into work arounds for those)**

** Got that working again... had to change some of my Javascript to be WC3 compliant
« Last Edit: October 23, 2004, 03:50:05 PM by carterlake »

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2004, 06:23:40 PM »
Update: It is now 24 hours later and it appears that "godaddy" has indeed gone, still can't raise the site, has anyone else been able to? :(
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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2004, 06:32:30 PM »
i think its just you that has trouble with that site oldun, on your slow internet connection, maybe

just tried it here again, no problem

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2004, 07:25:51 PM »
Works fine for me, and it was working last night when I saw your first post. Have you changed anything with your browser that could be blocking it?

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2004, 12:12:44 AM »
You'll end up on a secure page anyhow, so try https://www.godaddy.com/ or https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/default.asp

Does your Internet provider offer similar services? Is it possible they've blocked access deliberately?
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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2004, 12:35:49 AM »
You'll end up on a secure page anyhow, so try https://www.godaddy.com/ or https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/default.asp

Does your Internet provider offer similar services? Is it possible they've blocked access deliberately?

Even if they do provide the same type of service, bocking another Registrar would be a violation of ICANN rules. One registar cannot block access to another.  It would be foolish for a Registrar to do that.

My guess is that it is network routing related.  There have been a lot of overseas networking issues the past couple weeks.

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2004, 01:26:34 AM »
once Ambient thought i had insitaged a DOS attack (yeah right, with a dail up 28k connection?)
and they blocked my IP address...but it was only assigned from my ISP, and so all users of the ISP I was using could not get to their web site.

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2004, 07:16:32 AM »
so all users of the ISP I was using could not get to their web site.

That's a common problem. A server in the hosting facility and in the same Class C sub-net as my server got hacked and was being used as a spamming agent. At least one of the big spam blacklisters blocked the complete Class C net which caused me some problems!
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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2004, 03:11:09 PM »
Have you ever transferred a domain to a new registrar? Did it go easily?
Now I can answer my own question, yes it did!

I transferred one from Register to godaddy. Took from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon. Very smooth, just had to ignore godaddy's hundreds (it seemed) of offers for additional cost services and register's tearful entreaty not to transfer, warnings of dire consequencies if I did, and a 30% off renewal offer. Godaddy added a year to the expiration date, hooked it up to the previous DNS addresses and if there was any interruption of service it was very small.  :D

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2004, 01:33:53 AM »
Hi,
I use
http://kiwiwebhost.co.nz/
for my WX site. Only $1.00 per week NZ$
Seems to be very good.
Philip - ZL3GP
www.Pictonweather.nz

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2004, 05:30:54 AM »
Quote from: nikoshepherd
... just had to ignore godaddy's hundreds (it seemed) of offers for additional cost services...

Yep... I would like it much if they toned that down.  I wonder how many plunk down more money for that "stuff".

One other thing.... as your domain come up for renewal... you will start getting 90 day, 60 day, 30 day, 15 day.... email notices that you need to renew soon...  I have them ALL filtered to a mailbox where I dump them since I let the autorenew take place when they expire.

I used to pay off all of the renewals for the month at the first of the month, but I've since just let them renew automatically when they expire.  A lot less headaches.  The renewal is alway for 1 year and at a whopping 8.99 for com and net ... its no big deal.  sometimes you catch them with a promotion to make it even cheaper.

If only I could convince my primary job employer to swtich over from register.com, my life would be much easier.  sometimes I wonder if they actually know what DNS is .... I've got some real horror stories about them.

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Re: Web hosting: where to host your weather page
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2004, 11:11:10 PM »
I have officially moved over to e-rice.net for web hosting...

Can't believe I can have a domain name and hosting for a year for $14!

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