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From: YVELINE MIGNOT <>
Subject: [Q-R] need advices from listers running sites
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 101 11:33:12 Eastern Daylight Time
I have just uploaded my MIGNAULT database to a web site, and, as I was proceeding to do so, yesterday,
I was surprised to see how much web space it took.
I know that database is bound to grow, and, before I submit that site to all the search engines and genealogy
portals, forums etc., I am questioning whether I should keep on going with that server and/or software. If I
have got to switch later, once the site is listed all over the place, this is going to be a real pain.
I'd like to hear from listers who are running genealogy web sites, and share their experience about the pros
and cons of various avenues.
More precisely :
I created the site on Yahoo-geocities free web pages. It grants 15 MB web space. At this point, I have 4500
people on my database and I am using 45% of my granted space. The site has 3 pages -low in graphics-, the
rest is nothing but the database files (about 2500 files, one for each family + surnames etc).
I feel concerned about running out of web space in the future, and I am wondering whether anybody knows
about servers who grant more free space, and which ones sound good. I understand there will be ads on free
web pages -that's OK- but which server would you advise, that grant more space, is reliable, won't quit
service in a couple of months etc.?
Also, I am wondering whether the space I use has anything to do with the gedcom/html conversion software
I use. I use gedpage. I like the page set up, it only takes 3 to 5 KB per file, but with one file per family, it all
adds up... Is there any software that is more space efficient ?
Also, it took me the whole day yesterday, just to upload the pages to the net. I couln't not upload more that
75 files at a time. If I was attempting to do more, I got a message telling me that I had used all my space
(when I had not). If I disconnected, and reconnected, I could resume the transfer, but only for another 75
Is that standard ? If it is not, where does it come from ? My PC/Modem ? My Internet Service Provider
(gte/verizon)? The server (yahoo/geocities)? the FTP software I use (FTP Expert)?
Is there any way I can transfer the files, just clicking and doing something else while the tranfer gets done ?
Finally, I'd like to hear about softwares that clean the gedcom files from living individuals. That could save
some space too. I use Res Privata, which turns the latest generations names into "living" or "private", but they
are still sitting on the file. Is there any software that just deletes these individuals ?
That's a lot of questions, isn't it ?
I am no pro... I just learn as I go... and I hope to learn more through your answers !
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