||Web Hosting fees
Domain Registration fees
Virtual Domain fees
|Absolutely free of charge
||Very little. Hard to publish or retrieve information without it
being directly traceable to you personally
||Offers almost impenetrable anonymity for both publishing and requesting
||Mainstream web sites can be easily taken down. Most
hosting companies would rather shut down a site than risk legal action
(whether or not such legal action is simply bluff).
||FreeWeb sites are virtually immune to takedown demands.
Each site can reside at any number of Freenet nodes, and there's no
telling which nodes actually have the information in question..
The only way to take down a FreeWeb site is to shut down every computer
in the world running Freenet (or simply for the author to cancel the
||Censorship is rife on the mainstream Web. Many computers
can only access the web through filtering software, which blocks out
even 'legitimate' sites.
||Since FreeWeb uses Freenet, censorship simply doesn't
Attempts to remove files will automatically result in such files proliferating
around the net.
||Can be a little slow, due to the heavy use of encryption and the
fact that published files are not stored in predictable places
Administered through domain registrars, at an up-front plus annual
Individuals can register as many domains as they want, according
to their budget.
Vast numbers of quality domain names have been claimed by 'squatters',
who hope to sell them off at an exorbitant profit. As a result,
registering a quality domain name can potentially cost up to several
There are no 'domains' on FreeWeb. However, each site is required
to have a unique name.
As long as you can think up unique site names, you can have as many
sites as you like, free of charge.
||Requires an account on a web host.
Files are usually uploaded with an 'FTP' program.
|No need for hosting accounts, and no need for FTP.
The FreeWeb Publisher program simply and easily uploads your websites,
and does all the housekeeping
||Once a website is uploaded, it stays in its present
form (as long as you keep paying for hosting and domain registration,
and no-one shuts down your site).
||Once you publish a website, you must run the FreeWeb
Publisher once a day (at least once every 3 days) to keep the site
visible (but this need will be eliminated in upcoming versions).
Also, any updates you make to the site can only be uploaded once per