of being hosted at TrainWeb
You might wonder why you would want to host your rail related
website free at TrainWeb rather than with any other free web hosting
service on the internet. Here are the reasons:
- Tens of thousands of people with an interest in rail visit TrainWeb
each month. Over 300,000 rail related pages are viewed per month at
TrainWeb. Your website would be promoted by TrainWeb to these visitors via
links to your website from several sections of TrainWeb, including:
- TrainWeb will feature links to your website from many other
TrainWeb sections that relate to the topic of your website!
- EVERY PAGE at your website will be thoroughly indexed by
RAILsearch.com, the most comprehensive search engine for rail in existence!
Other rail related websites are welcome to submit pages to RAILsearch.com,
but we only index one level down from the URL of each submitted page. Sites directly hosted
on the TrainWeb servers automatically have EVERY PAGE thoroughly indexed and are
included in search results above sites that are neither TrainWeb Sponsors nor
hosted on the the TrainWeb servers. Your website will be included in both the "Internet"
and the "TrainWeb" RAILsearch databases. Only TrainWeb hosted sites and sponsors are
included in the RAILsearch "TrainWeb" database. The RAILsearch.com databases are updated about
once per month. During the update, any pages that you have added or modified on your website
are automatically re-indexed and links to deleted pages are removed.
- A free clickable banner ad for your website will appear over 2000 times per month
throughout TrainWeb and other websites hosted at TrainWeb.
- Your website will be announced in TrainWeb's "What's New" section.
Your website may also be the featured highlight in various sections of TrainWeb from time to time.
- Most rail related websites that have moved to TrainWeb experience
an immediate and significant increase in the number of visitors to their
- Most websites that have moved their web hosting to TrainWeb have
noticed a dramatic increase in performance of their website. TrainWeb
has plenty of bandwidth because we only provide free websites to those
individuals and organizations with websites related to rail.
- Disk Space: You will be given 10 Megabytes of disk space
initially. However, we automatically grant requests for additional web
space as long as it is for additional material of interest to some segment
of the rail community (even lots of photographs!).
- Bandwidth: We do not have any hard rules or restrictions about bandwidth.
Generally, it takes thousands
of visits per day to a website to generate any significant traffic load.
Very few rail related websites generate the amount of load that would be
a problem and thus we have not set a specific limit. However, serving
any significant amount of "live" video from your website could cause a
load problem and we would appreciate a discussion of such ideas with you
before you begin to provide such services. These issues will probably
become mute as the overall internet bandwidth increases and costs
continue to fall.
Additional featuers coming soon:
- There will be a new What's New At TrainWeb Hosted Sites? section at TrainWeb
where you will be able to add links to pages at your own website whenever you
have new features, pages, pictures or articles to announce!