Free Web Site Hosting
Clyde, Anne, Teacher Librarian
You would like to create a small web site for your school library, but you have no access to a web server and your school is unlikely to provide money for server hardware, software and a permanent connection ...
Or ... The school would like to have some school library web pages, but your own HTML skills are very limited ...
Or ... The school library would like to have a web site, but the school community is concerned about the level of financial investment required and/or nervous about the ability of the school library staff to deliver on such a project.
If any of these scenarios (or a related one) describes your own local setting, then you should be aware that there are free or low-cost ways of establishing a web site.
To be made available to the world, a web site has to be mounted on a web server -- a computer with web server software and a permanent connection to the Internet. Not all school libraries will be in a position to consider commercial web site hosting through an Internet Service Provider (ISP), particularly at the beginning of an Internet venture. If the school district or education authority does not offer web site hosting for its schools, and the school itself has no possibility of setting up a web server in the school library, then it would be worth considering free web site hosting options. This strategy would' enable the school library to …
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Publication information: Article title: Free Web Site Hosting. Contributors: Clyde, Anne - Author. Magazine title: Teacher Librarian. Volume: 29. Issue: 1 Publication date: October 2001. Page number: 49. © 2008 Scarecrow Press, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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