|2003/08/18 15:48:01 PDT by Davy boy2000b [0/13]|
I always thought I knew all about this but I found out recently how wrong I was.
I've recently had the idea to start a website for game maps, charts, map files etc like gamefaqs but with just maps. I have already got to grips with free providers such as geocities but when I tried looking for space/server/domains etc I just got terribly confused and lost in the maze of fees, contracts, conditions, services, companies and packages.
Somebody help me here. I want a server with direct FTP access that can support vb bulletin boards and on the cheap. I would preferably like a site name that wouldn't take me to say www.someservercompany.com/users/davy_b/site_name/files_folder/index.htm if somebody was to type in www.gamemaps.com for instance. That's just annoying. I want people to go to www.gamemaps.com (or .co.uk) and it'd take them to say www.gamemaps.com/index.htm.
I probs lost most of you but I hope not. Please let me know some advice, places worth visiting, companies/packages worth considering, my options and if anybody you know is offering good performance servers for good rates.
Don't cut back any of the jargon, though. I'm not that dumb. 3 years of technical IT training don't make me that thick!!