Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Trusted

Topic # 162116 29-Jan-2015 18:21
Send private message

The Vodafone website says that fixed line customers get free web hosting here

I am a cable customer, and CSRs appear to be having great difficulty in getting this activated for me as I don't prerequisite access to MyVodafone, as cable customers use Customer Zone to manage their accounts.

Is this at all possible? Is there a little asterisk next to 'fixed line broadband' that excludes cable broadband that I can't see?

Has anyone got this working?

TIA

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
910 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 595

Trusted

  Reply # 1224889 29-Jan-2015 18:56
Send private message

AFAIK this is for 'red' customers only on the old ihug/Vodafone system & Webhosting on the Telstra/Vodafone system is chargable



2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Trusted

  Reply # 1224892 29-Jan-2015 19:01
Send private message

Thanks for that. Do you rate my chances for getting a free Paradise.net homepage then?

BDFL - Memuneh
61322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12065

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1224894 29-Jan-2015 19:05
One person supports this post
Send private message

I would suggest you look at other spaces - Google Blogger, Medium, Wordpress and so on and you can get a lot more than a static HTML homepage space with a 30MB limit.

Top Ten Blogging Services.

Also think about having a page on a paradise.net.nz domain - it's not yours, won't rank well, if there's malware in other pages on this domain your site will be flagged too, etc, etc...





14353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1866


  Reply # 1224913 29-Jan-2015 19:29
Send private message

Or buy some hosting, it isn't expensive, usually less thana cup of coffee a week for a good hosting provider. That way you can get your own domain too.



2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Trusted

  Reply # 1225067 30-Jan-2015 07:20
Send private message

Yeah I realise that it isn't the best option. I'm playing around with a lightweight web map system based on javascript and would like to share with colleagues. Criteria is that relative pathnames work for folders and subfolders, and it lets me upload the .html, which rules out the free web hosting platforms that I've tried. 

I've cut cups of coffee out of the budget to save for a house, so the cup of coffee analogy doesn't work in this house :)

I've already got a domain, so was planning on setting up a subdomain with CNAME record pointing at the free host

709 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 1225085 30-Jan-2015 08:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

As Mauricio said, use one of the free platforms if you can. The web hosting platform at Vodafone is really pretty basic (HTML only) so javascript will not work. I feel a bit like a traitor for saying this, but the support if anything goes wrong can also be pretty hit and miss. I am not sure why we still offer it as a service tbh.




741 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted

  Reply # 1225181 30-Jan-2015 10:38
Send private message

Hi Nick

Thanks for the heads up. I've raised a ticket with the team suggesting the eligibility is made clearer and included a link to this discussion.

Cheers

Dylan

895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 285


  Reply # 1225199 30-Jan-2015 10:46
Send private message

nickb800: Yeah I realise that it isn't the best option. I'm playing around with a lightweight web map system based on javascript and would like to share with colleagues. Criteria is that relative pathnames work for folders and subfolders, and it lets me upload the .html, which rules out the free web hosting platforms that I've tried. 

I've cut cups of coffee out of the budget to save for a house, so the cup of coffee analogy doesn't work in this house :)

I've already got a domain, so was planning on setting up a subdomain with CNAME record pointing at the free host


Talk to your boss about working remotely from a region where houses are affordable and have UFB available already?  (That's what I did)

Alternatively, Github do free static hosting.



2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Trusted

  Reply # 1225207 30-Jan-2015 10:55
Send private message

Ooh GitHub looks good, thanks for the heads up.

Longer term a cheap region might be a good strategy for me

895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 285


  Reply # 1225326 30-Jan-2015 13:09
Send private message

nickb800: Ooh GitHub looks good, thanks for the heads up.

Longer term a cheap region might be a good strategy for me


It's what we did (Whanganui) and we're loving it.  Especially good given we have small children -- if we'd stayed in Wellington and bought a house we'd be in Upper Hutt and my wife would be back at work.  And the UFB rollout here is a month or two away from completion :-)

A friend of mine from Wellington who runs their own business is relocating to Marton -- they discovered that for the deposit they'd saved up ($60,000) they could just buy a house outright.

741 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted

  Reply # 1225483 30-Jan-2015 16:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

VodafoneDylan:... I've raised a ticket with the team suggesting the eligibility is made clearer and included a link to this discussion.


We've now added to the page - "Free webspace is available to Vodafone customers with dial-up or broadband - you can activate it directly in My Vodafone. Not currently available to Vodafone Cable or UFB customers using customerzone."


3963 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836


  Reply # 1225582 30-Jan-2015 19:10
Send private message

When did they get rid of the free webspace for Paradise customers? It's been a while since I had a Paradise account...

2436 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 832

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1225799 31-Jan-2015 11:36
Send private message

I have purchased a vps that only costs $3 euro per year. Can host your own stuff on those low end vpses if you are sufficiently geeky enough to get apache working on a linux server. It's also handy to have a server based in the us.





516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Subscriber

  Reply # 1230160 3-Feb-2015 07:46
Send private message

im a long term paradise customer and still have an active web space, and its fine for basic html pages that i host.







2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Trusted

  Reply # 1230495 3-Feb-2015 13:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

As a beautiful ending to this thread and a testimony to the power of Geekzone:

Having been waiting since before Christmas for someone at Vodafone to respond to my ticket on this matter, I received an email today.

"Unfortunately the free webspace advertised on the site https://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/web-space/ are available only for those new Vodafone sign-ups who are on the Red network, and not available for your ex-Telstraclear Cable connection.

There is a clause on the website which stated that."

Of course, that clause was added last week as a result of VodafoneDylan's actions, following on from this thread

I can't help but laugh

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.