Re: BSA.NET response time.
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 14:57:45 -0400
Martin A. Flynn wrote, in part:
> John Dilday & BSA.net graciously agreed to provide space on their server
> to support Scouting units. However, there is a limit to what they can
> If you are in need of space, I suggest that you look at
> <http://www.explorer.org/web.html>. This is a "static" list of providers
> who provide free hosting.
> Remember, If at some point your Unit can afford to pay for Hosting, you
> should move your web site & free the resources for another unit.
IMHO, the best solution is to use the free Web space now provided by
most ISP's in connection with a personal Internet account. You then are
not relying on charity or the good will of others, and in general
updates are easier, downtime is minimized and response times are
better. I've been VERY pleased with AOL's My Place as the server for
our Troop's Web site (http://members.aol.com/troop339/). The only down
side that I can see is that only one person (the account owner) can do
the updates, and if that person leaves the unit or changes ISP, the unit
site must move.
Steve on Cattail Creek
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