Best free and paid webhosts

If you’re planning on becoming a web master then choosing a webhost is an extremely important decision and with a huge amount of choice available choosing is a daunting task. I’m someone who always likes to get the best results at a minimum price and you can’t get more cost efficient than free. My website is hosted  on a free server that you may find hard to believe in looking at it as it’s ad-free. I started my webmaster quest many years ago and one of the first free webhosts I ever tried out was Bravehost which had a large selection of tools available but these were all substandard unless you paid to upgrade them. This was the best I could achieve with Bravehost (Please ignore my 10-year-old technical in-adeptness and sinful runescape playing. The site was created in 2005) Bravehost also places a multitude of ugly ads on the site. The webhost I currently use for Xtreme Tech is awardspace.

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Dropbox 2GB free online storage space and file sharing

As any webmaster will tell you cheap online file storage is hard to come by. I have found a company that offer free 2GB of convenient online storage called Dropbox. Let me tell you more about it. As I am a webmaster myself with my website hosted on a free server(Awardspace) setting up file downloads for my products has been extremely hard until now. I have managed to host all my downloads on a free service called Dropbox which give me 2GB of free storage space and allows all my users to download my files off their servers. This not only means that I don’t have to waste any unnecessary space on my server I don’t have to use any extra bandwidth either.

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Find New Music, Books, And Movies That You Will Like

TasteKid is a discovery engine that provides instant recommendations for new music, movies, shows, books and authors based on your existing preferences.  It’s a cool concept, but I was skeptical at first about how well it would work.  Then I gave it a try, and it blew me away.  I input a few movies that I have seen and liked, and it output a bunch of movie titles, most of which I have also seen, and enjoyed.  This proves just how accurate this thing is.   Read more of this post

Organize Your Entire Life Online With Jibidee

Jibidee is a service that allows you to organize your entire life on the web.  It gives you a place to put everything into a single centralized place — contacts, media, tasks, etc.  A calendar is integrated into the application, and it can be used to remind you about birthdays or other events in your life.  You can opt to receive notifications via email or text message.

File hosting is another big part of the service.  It hosts just about any type of digital media you want — images, video, audio, etc.  Everything you store on the server will be secured via SSL encryption.   Read more of this post

This Website Will Find A Carwash For You

This one dares to be different, folks.  That’s why it could potentially be very successful.  FindACarwash.com provides a database of carwashes all across the US.  Users can find washes within their vicinity by searching and filtering results by the type of service offered, and then getting detailed directions to get there.  This could be a good service for people who have moved to a new area and are not yet acquainted with their surroundings.   Read more of this post

Is Fiverr.com Really Worth The Time?

We’ve profiled Fiverr before, but we’ve never gone into detail about how realistic the service actually is.  If you don’t know already, Fiverr is a service that allows you to buy and sell “gigs,” or simple tasks, for $5.  The startup makes money by taking $1 off of every $5 transaction.  It’s a genius idea, and it seems to be taking off fast, but from a user’s standpoint, is it really worth the time?   Read more of this post

GameStop Acquires Social Games Platform Kongregate

Large video game retailer GameStop acquired social gaming platform Kongregate today.  An acquisition price was not disclosed, but Kongregate says it is the home of 10 million monthly players who spend 23 hours a month using the site.   Read more of this post

Instant PTZ On Lockerz? Not Gonna Happen, Folks…

Lockerz is a completely legitimate website that allows you to get free products in exchange for points you earn by using the website.  There are some people out there who create programs that they say will add free points to your account.  These point generator programs are nothing but scams, and this video explains why.   Read more of this post

Lockergnome.net: Crowdsourcing Questions & Answers

Chris Pirillo has redesigned Lockergnome.net and transformed it into a question and answer community.  Although Pirillo projects are typically associated with technology, this one isn’t.  The questions can be about anything.  However, it seems that tech is dominating the website.   Read more of this post

Apple Fanboy Meets Apple Fangirl: Cupidtino

Cupidtino is a dating site for Apple fanboys and fangirls to connect and find love.  The name is a wordplay on Cupid and the city of Cupertino, which is where Apple’s headquarters are located.  Cupidtino publicly launched yesterday, allowing all you Apple fans to find your soul mates.  Or at least people of the opposite sex who won’t laugh at you for hugging your new Macbook Pro.   Read more of this post