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Achaean
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Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby Achaean » Jan 06, 2018 2:45

Hi! :-)

Do you know - ever used - heard of any free hosting provider, of an acceptable quality?
Although there are many good cheap hosters, seems that the free ones are of no real use.

I want to setup a website, for posting some guides for Linux users, that I've asked for.
Eg. I want to setup a guide for how to install, setup, use a modern BASIC in today's Linux (mainly (but not only) for educational use).
Since this is voluntary - contribution work, I can't - don't have any money to spend, so I'm looking for free solutions.

I already did a small research, but I couldn't find any acceptable solutions.
Open source repositories are OK for writing - blogging about your own programs, but they are not a fit, for guidance writings.
(You may want to suggest a freeware (closed source) alternative, in some rare cases (eg. QB)).

So, if you recently tried a free hosting service (with decent results), please tell me.
TIA! :-)
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nimdays
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Re: Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby nimdays » Jan 06, 2018 3:17

Mine with Tuxfamily.

http://xlview.tuxfamily.org/
Achaean
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Re: Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby Achaean » Jan 06, 2018 14:15

Tuxfamily?
Hmm...It is a great service!!!

However what I mentioned above (having SF.NET in mind), applies to Tuxfamily too (which is more restrictive than SF.NET).
You have to undergo a confirmation process, it demands more familiarity with webtech stuff (which I don't currently have) and more important it's an open source repository plain and strict. It provides a webpage space, but for your own projects only (unless I misunderstood their readmes).
Seems to me (again, unless I'm mistaken), that publishing a guide under GFDL (or similar lic), don't justificates me for acceptance.
nimdays
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Re: Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby nimdays » Jan 06, 2018 22:09

I'm sorry, You want to write a tutorial.

you can use Github, Something like this:
https://github.com/angrave/SystemProgramming/wiki
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Re: Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby St_W » Jan 06, 2018 22:49

If your guide is specifically for FreeBasic and actually useful for others you can also contribute tutorials/pages/content to the official FreeBasic wiki: https://freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=FBWiki

Otherwise I'd recommend GitHub, too. Beside the wiki, it also allows to host a custom website: https://pages.github.com/

If your content is FreeBasic related, but doesn't fit into the official wiki, you could also apply for a *.freebasic.net site here: http://www.phatcode.net/hosting.php
Achaean
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Re: Do you know any decent free hoster? (offtopic).

Postby Achaean » Jan 07, 2018 1:19

St_W wrote:If your guide is specifically for FreeBasic and actually useful for others you can also contribute tutorials/pages/content to the official FreeBasic wiki: https://freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=FBWiki

If your content is FreeBasic related, but doesn't fit into the official wiki, you could also apply for a *.freebasic.net site here: http://www.phatcode.net/hosting.php

Well...not! :-)
It will be for BASIC in general.
FB and QB64 are the best implementations hands-down, but just for the shake of completeness I want to mention every single free (or at least freeware) out there. Eg. Chipmunk Basic although nowhere nearly FB, seems to have a special emotional value for OSX users.
After all, Linux is about choices! Someone may want to play with them (specially with the open source ones).

Apart from that, I want to write down some other things too.
Eg. Where an educational guide will be, without a reference to LOGO? :-)
(which is alive and kicking and evolving too).
Actually the correct order is, first you introduce a junior student to LOGO and gains his attention with all these easy (pre)made colors, songs, mini-games etc.
After gaining the attention of the young audience, then as a second step, you can start teaching BASIC and the first steps of real programming.
nimdays wrote:I'm sorry, You want to write a tutorial.

you can use Github, Something like this:
https://github.com/angrave/SystemProgramming/wiki

St_W wrote:Otherwise I'd recommend GitHub, too. Beside the wiki, it also allows to host a custom website: https://pages.github.com/

GREAT!!! I forgot about GitHub (and GitBook)!
Awesome!!! :-)

THANKS guys!!! ;-)

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