A small request from ThomasTails, an aspiring webtoonist:
The host. The most trusted person on the Internet. And yet, one of the most unreliable. Here is my paradox. The first major discriminator is cost. I’m a thirteen year old, who is going to go into high school when the summer is over, and I’m not going to have much money. Well, there is geocities and angelfire. But wait, no. Why? Let’s say your publishing webcomic.angelfire.com. Your comic is going to be considered low quality becuse of it.
You don’t go, making web comics, so that it will make tons of money. You go in with the understanding that you are going to make squat and that you will be lucky if you ever get in the black for all of the time and effort that you invested in it. You have a story to tell, and you want to tell it. And there you go. You understand my problem. I may not get very far, if I don’t find a good host. I need direction.
So, is Keenspace accepting new sites again? What other hosting options (extremely low cost, let’s say under $9 a month) have readers had a good experience with?
Over at http://www.gutterflycomix.com we are offering free, 20 megs of space with no ads hosting if you need web space.
I believe http://www.drunkduck.com offers free hosting for web-comics. I think they only have support for basic comic and archive stuff (no bells or whistles for supplemental material), but hey, beggers can’t be choosers… and really, for someone just starting out, it’s more than enough.
Hosting comes up pretty often out on the forums; here are some threads that may help you choose.
I know that keenspace seems to be accepting folks again. of course the problem there is the fact that you’re one drop in a very large sea, and.. well… it’s keenspace so stability might be an issue.
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