Tripod letting me down

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Every time I take the day off to work on the web page and go to the
Tripod filemanager,
I get this message:

Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to
maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Could anyone recommend a host that doesn't have "capacity problems?"

Re: Tripod letting me down

Fleeing from the madness of the jungle
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ISTR that tripod is an ad-supported 'free' host - is that right?

Have you tried your connectivity ISP?  they very often throw in a little  
web-space with the monthly deal.

William Tasso

whither a trophy?

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As a free service, isn't it kind of impossible for Tripod to let you down?
Even if your site was up only 50% of the time and had lots of problems you
are still getting your money's worth.

Web hosting is pretty cheap nowadays as long as you don't need GBs worth of
bandwidth and CPU time or any perks or special system features (IE:
databases, etc).  If this is a site for something like "My Family Tree" or
"My Dog Spot's Homepage" then its hard to complain about a free service.
But if this site has anything to do with your business or has the capability
to generate any revenue for you then you should definitly put it up on a
real and paid web hosting account - If your site can't generate $3-5 a month
in revenue to pay for its hosting then you have to think that either
something is wrong with your business plan/model for your website or its
just not worth the time/effort to even maintain it and it should either be
redone or abandoned.

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Costs $5 to setup an account and verify your identity. Then it's free
hosting with no ads, minimal downtime and good, usually fast support.

Re: Tripod letting me down

On 4 Apr 2006 10:12:52 -0700, posted something
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To determine whether a host has "capacity problems", head to, click on the "traffic rankings" tab, and find out how fast
the server is. Overloaded servers are slow.

A "My Dog Rover" site might not justify paying for lightning speed,
but you can find a host in the top 20% of the internet for less than
it costs for the newspapers your dog soils.

Alexa is an Amazon company, and they're generally considered to be
unbiased. They distribute a browser toolbar, and collect their
statistics from the experiences of people "wearing" their toolbar as
they surf.

Smaller hosting companies might not get enough traffic to have their
speed rated at alexa. In that case, by going to, you can
find other sites that they host, and check out their speed at Alexa.


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Regards Chad.

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