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Thread: Web Hosting for all my pictures
08-01-2006, 07:23 PM #1
Web Hosting for all my pictures
I'm tired of e-mailing pictures only to have them bounce back because the message is too big or the mailbox is full.
So I'm looking for a not-too-expensive hosting place but there's a whole lot of crap out there. So naturally I searched here and found:
www.smugmug.com if all I want is pictures.
baconzoo has moved to www.ipower.com
endless uses www.mewebhost.com
bklyntrayc uses www.mediatemple.net
And out on the 'Net www.lunarpages.com and www.bluehost.com get consistently good reviews.
Since I'm talking pictures, disk storage matters and for $7/mo it's all over the map -- anywhere from 50MB to 15GB.
Any suggestions from the Web experts?If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
08-01-2006, 07:44 PM #2
check this summary:
08-01-2006, 08:04 PM #3who guards the guardians?
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08-01-2006, 08:36 PM #4Originally Posted by bklyntraycIf you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
08-01-2006, 10:14 PM #5
Another option is:
I've used them for about two years. No complaints.
With smugmug you pay for bandwidth with unlimited storage. Pbase is the opposite. You pay for storage with unlimited bandwidth.
08-02-2006, 12:09 AM #6Originally Posted by Snow Dog
I just moved all my sites to a Virtual Private Server on ServInt.com(http://servint.com/vps/). From there I use an open source program called Gallery(http://gallery.menalto.com/) to host display, format, and organize everything. Works for me, but maybe a little more setup and technical features than most people want to deal with.
08-02-2006, 01:53 PM #7Originally Posted by Snow Dog
If you have the know how and a broadband connection you can use Dynamic DNS and a simple web server on your PC at home to host your photos.
08-02-2006, 02:13 PM #8Originally Posted by Lurch"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
08-02-2006, 02:56 PM #9
08-03-2006, 12:15 PM #10Originally Posted by fez
It costs a lot more than that to get a static IP from my ISP. I'd have to upgrade from a normal consumer level account to one of the higher end buisness accounts. The DDNS service that I use is free and reliable I see no need for a static IP address or space on a commercial web hosting service just to share some images.
08-03-2006, 01:31 PM #11
yeah, its only $5 a month for me from qwest. i use lots of services on my home server (ssh, ftp, mail, web) so it is well worth it to have the static ip."They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
08-03-2006, 02:08 PM #12Originally Posted by fez
08-03-2006, 02:11 PM #13
The Interweb Host of SnowJournal.com ( http://snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=topic5440 )
was offering "cheap" deals. On the right of the Home Page:
Intercarve Networks $5.95/month Webhosting PHP/MySQL Email with Spam Blocking 300MB storage, 8GB transfer
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08-04-2006, 09:21 PM #14
some local friends of mine created this website for racing pictures...maybe TGR as a whole could creat something like it.
08-07-2006, 02:57 PM #15
Thanks for all the comments. After checking out a bunch of sites I decided to go with smugmug since it does everything I want (and more) for $40/yr.
Using a home server has 2 issues -- slow uplink speed and a computer that's on 24/7 uses about $15/mo of electricity.If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
02-23-2007, 12:54 PM #16
Bump. What is the current consensus for the best photo hosting site? Need reasonable cost, ability to link, decent storage, and bandwidth.
02-23-2007, 01:33 PM #17
02-23-2007, 03:26 PM #18
A friend of mine uses Picasa. Limited storage but it'll do the resizing and it's free. Part of the Google Collective now.