Hosting Your Own URL at TrainWeb
We are sometimes asked by people that wish to have their website hosted at TrainWeb if they
can have a unique domain name instead of using a suffix on the end of the www.trainweb.org URL.
We wish to make this option available to those people and organizations that would like to use their own URL.
But, there are some issues involved with hosting sites using their own URL. It does take more time for our
technical staff to set up these URLs, additional table entries are needed in our databases, IP addresses have
to be obtain for each URL hosted, and there are additional steps that we need to go through to index and
promote the sites that do not use the standard www.trainweb.org URL. In addition, when a person or organization
promotes their own website which does not have the www.trainweb.org prefix, TrainWeb loses an element of exposure. That
element of exposure is one of the major reasons why we offer free web hosting.
Thus, we have come up with a compromise to try to satisfy those webmasters that want to use their own URL,
but which will also compensate TrainWeb for the additional labor and loss of exposure that results from
hosting websites without the www.trainweb.org prefix. We have decided to host sites that wish to use their
own URL for $60 per year ($5 per month). We realize there are other web hosting companies where you can
host your site for less and probably be provided with more support services. However, we will provide the
same level of promotion of your site to the rail community that we provide to all other free websites hosted on the
TrainWeb server. That is something that you cannot obtain from any other web hosting company!
Just like the policy for hosting free websites on www.trainweb.org, this URL pricing is only available for the hosting of
non-commercial websites. This offer is open to both organizations and individuals. Please keep in mind that no changes
are being made to the free web hosting that we offer to rail related non-commerical websites that continue to use
URLs with the www.trainweb.org prefix.
Click here for further information.