Neocities is a commercial web hosting service for static pages. It offers 1 GB of storage space for free sites and no server-side scripting for both paid and free subscriptions. The service's expressed goal is to revive the support of free web hosting of the now-defunct GeoCities. Neocities started in 2013.[1][2] As of 2017, it hosted more than 140,000 sites.[2]

Neocities
Neocities Logo.svg
Penelope, the mascot of Neocities
Type of site
Web hosting
Created byKyle Drake
URLneocities.org
CommercialYes
RegistrationYes
LaunchedMay 24, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-05-24)

HistoryEdit

Neocities was created by its founder Kyle Drake on May 23, 2013 and launched on June 28, 2013, offering 10 megabytes of file storage for every user.[3] It initially served as an archive for sites previously hosted on GeoCities before the latter's shutdown.[4]

On May 8, 2014, Neocities announced that it would limit the bandwidth speed of the FCC headquarters to early dial-up modem speeds as a protest against FCC's stance on net neutrality.[5][6] This protest received wide attention[7] and lasted until February 2, 2015.[8]

The service hosted about 55,000 to 57,000 sites in 2015,[9][10] which had risen to over 140,000 by 2017.[2]

As of currently, Neocities allows 1 GB of storage to free users, and 50 GB of storage to "supporters".

UsageEdit

Neocities allows users to create their own websites using programming languages such as HTML, CSS,[11] and JavaScript. The tool comes with a built-in debugger for the languages listed previously. It also allows you to use other languages as well, but it will not check your errors.

Neocities has 2 options for users to store their data. A free plan, which has 1 gigabyte of data storage and slower transfer speeds, and a paid plan, which allows 50 gigabytes of storage and faster transfer speeds. The paid plan costs $5.00 per month, and funds go to server expenses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Drake, Kyle (May 28, 2013). "Making the Web Fun Again". The Neocities Blog.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b c Jackson, Candace (July 17, 2017). "The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the '90s". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "NeoCities Wants to Save Us From the Crushing Boredom of Social Networking". Wired. May 8, 2016. Archived from the original on May 8, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Drake, Kyle (May 23, 2013). "I want to make another Geocities. Free web hosting, static HTML only, 10MB limit, anonymous, uncensored". Twitter. Retrieved December 29, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "We are rate limiting the FCC to dialup modem speeds until they pay us for bandwidth". May 8, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Drake, Kyle (May 9, 2014). "The "fast lane" to internet civil war". The Neocities Blog. Retrieved December 29, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Young Turks - FCC Gets A Taste Of It's [sic] Own Medicine". YouTube.
  8. ^ "We have removed the FCC rate limit". The Neocities Blog. February 4, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Koebler, Jason (October 26, 2015). "There's An Entire Conference Dedicated to Geocities-Style Websites". Motherboard. Vice Media. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  10. ^ Dewey, Caitlin (November 10, 2015). "The counterintuitive, GIF-tastic plan to redeem the modern Internet". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  11. ^ Valens, Ana (August 8, 2019). "The best web hosting services for sex workers and adult artists". The Daily Dot. Retrieved December 12, 2021.

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