Best WorldWide Web Freebees

Free Online Image Conversion Service

Have you ever done a search for a quick, no-cost way to convert a jpg image to a gif? It can be frustrating. It WAS frustrating! The guys selling software hire quick-and-dirty technical writers who then go about incorporating diversionary keywords into Website content.

But here’s an efficient online solution. The ImageMagick Studio. It’s free:

“It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.”

It’s a real-time solution.

Or you and download the package for nothing, nada, $0.00:

The service is hosted by and

04.23.05 @ 08:05 PM EST

Another Free Web Host

A new “invitation only” free hosting service has started up. Its members send invitations to friends (similar to the Gmail-beta membership setup). I looked into it and posted a request for an invite in the forum. Now I’m moved in at at — 150mb webspace, 5gb bandwidth, cpanel, PHP, fantastico, no ads, no compulsory posts to the forum, and more. is most certainly the equal to the services I have listed below, in the preceding post.

I went back and told them,

Hello Level 3 [ support],

Your response was almost immediate. Outside of chat and pm, yours was the speediest human response I have encountered on the Worldwide Web.

I signed up!

And thanks to the staff for telling us about ws ftp — — I was using a couple of other ftp programs but did not quite trust them.

04.20.05 @ 03:52 AM EST

Comparison Shopping for Free Web Hosting

So far the best free Web hosts I have found at this time are (e.g., (e.g., (e.g.,

You should note that auserver’s FAQ says,

No there are no ads displayed on your web pages. However if your web site receives an extremely large data transfer (downloads/views), then a banner ad may be automatically placed at the top of your web pages. (e.g.,
(e.g., (e.g., ) NOTE & UPDATE: is unreliable. See

Last night I received my free account with They provide an ad-free 90mb plan, with a 10gb/month bandwidth. The plan features Cpanel (which is said to be the best commercial control panel) and Fantastico, which with one click installs any one of numerous PHP scripts (website templates, forms, weblogs and publishers, portals, photo galleries, etc.). The free accounts enable Perl and CGI programming and scripts, too. . . . NOTE & UPDATE: is unreliable. See

The remote Tropical Pacific is giving away the privilege to create and then borrow .tk domain names. They’ll let you use three for free. I chose, and

FREE 6 gb e-mail space + 1 gb website: see

Max Ledbetter
dvdmaxwell at

04.16.05 @ 09:27 AM EST