Filling The Void

Are you ignoring web server space that's available free to your business to use for a Web page? America Online (, for instance, provides--at no extra cost--2MB of Web server space per screen name (five screen names are permitted under a single account) and throws in a first-rate Web page creation tool.

Allocations by other online services and Internet providers tend to be skimpier, but most offer some free space--for instance, Prodigy ( gives 1MB; Sprynet (, 5MB; and Earthlink (, 2MB. This isn't enough room to erect a full-scale commercial site, but even 1MB is ample for a company billboard along with a built-in "e-mail us" link for customers and prospects.

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