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Need a mesage board, chat room, email forms, surveys, guestbook, url redirections, or any of those wonderful things that make websites more interactive and fun? You can either write the java scripts, applets or CGI yourself or you can get them remotely hosted.
Remotely hosted? If your reading this section you probably have a good idea of what that means. If not, here's my take on it, it's like hiring a cab company to shuttle your employees back and forth from work A to work B, as they ride in the cab they are sometimes shown ads or taken to special places and shown ads, in return the cab company let's you use thier cabs free of charge in return for the advertisement your employees are exposed to, make sense? Yeah, read on...
Not all remotely hosted scripts are created equal. I have found you will not just use one HOST (cab co.) but will probably use several. For instance, when one hosting company has a super script for email froms, it fails on message board and guestbooks. I have not found or I should say I have had to use 3-4 hosted scripts on this website.
Completely ad free hosted scripts are out there...but when you find them they tend to need a little more input than most. If you can do a little html you're home free with a great service. If not, there are great services with a minimal amount of ads that are tastefully done.
Anyway you cut it, free is the best price you can do as far as I know. Also keep in mind that this is just a small small cross section of what's available. If you run across anything great for our websites drop me a note...