Yahoo! GeoCities (geocities.yahoo.com) is a really big collection of personal Web pages—the world’s largest. GeoCities hosts millions of personal Web pages, and lets you create your own personal Web page—for free, using a collection of easy-to-use page-creation tools.
As you can see in Figure , Yahoo! GeoCities offers several different ways to create your own Web pages. If you’re an inexperienced Web page designer, you can use the Yahoo! PageWizards to build your page step-by-step using a series of menus and templates. More experienced users can use the Yahoo! Page Builder application, which lets you design and customize your own pages; advanced users can code their own HTML with the built-in HTML Editor. You can even upload pages created with other applications (such as Microsoft Front Page) by using GeoCities’ File Manager.
Whichever method you use to create your pages, you get up to 15MB of space for storage of your pages and accompanying files at no charge—which, for most users, should be more than enough. You also get 3GB of bandwidth per month, but your visitors will be subjected to ads when they visit your page.
If you want to get rid of the ads, you’ll have to subscribe to a paid plan. The GeoCities Plus plan give you 25MB of basic space and 5GB of monthly bandwidth for $4.95 per month. Also available is the GeoCities Pro plan, which gives you your own personalized domain name along with 10GB of monthly bandwidth and 25MB of disk space.