Zombie Four, DFZ
- Apr 28, 2012
But you wouldn't pay a web host to do all that stuff for you that you don't want to do?
A website is nothing more than a remote set of apps and folders just like you have locally on your computer. If you know how to navigate Windows, you already know 90% of what you need to know. Image hosting sites were never easier than hosting your own, the appeal was that it was free.
I'm autistic so EVERYTHING in this world intimidates me, but it hasn't stopped me from trying and learning new things. Learning to play guitar is an unbelievably difficult challenge for me, but I like it because I'd rather be over challenged than under challenged.
I'm with you on the car thing tho. I used to do all my own work but at almost 60 I just don't want to fight with a bunch of dirty, rusty, greasy **** anymore. I'll still do anything I can reach without getting under the vehicle or having to change clothes but that's about it these days
*I* would pay for the hosting, yes. That's what I do - although I didn't do it so much for the photo hosting as to have a consistent e-mail address and some web space for my own web work. But I also do web development, so I only had to flex a few additional muscles. But if my sister (for example) wanted to do it, she'd be essentially clueless. Free was definitely a big appeal, but so was easy. Before they tried to charge money, the most complaints I heard about Photobucket (and Imgur) were about how hard they kept making it to get the URL to post the pic.
Deep down, a cynical part of me suspects (with zero proof) that this was a plan to try to clear some accounts off the site, that they figured they'd have a certain amount of people scram and a much smaller amount actually cough up the bucks. But I may have watched too much 24...