One free (for 1 year) service to consider is Amazon Web Service's Free Usage Tier:
"As part of the AWS Free Usage Tier, you can get started with Amazon S3 for free. Upon sign-up, new AWS customers receive 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, 2,000 Put Requests, and 15GB of data transfer out each month for one year."
See site for additional terms.
I just got off the phone with Verizon Support. I spent almost an hour on the call and eventually ended up talking to a supervisor who said that the personal space and ftp access were given as a courtesy in the past. According to him, the only thing we pay for is bandwidth - any feature can be turned off or discontinued at any time.
And our continued use of Verizon as an ISP can be considered a courtesy that many of us will no longer extend. I am still trying to find an alternative ISP that offers comparable service at a comparable price in my area. Verizon's got DSL almost completely "locked up" here.
Whether by contract or by "courtesy" the services offered when an individual signs on are an implied part of the package whether contractually enumerated or not.
The kind of attitude displayed by this supervisor are the very reason that people are legitimately infuriated. It's even more galling when the attempted spin is that it's for the benefit of customers. Pure garbage. . .
I too am trying to find out how to delete the files off the PWS. Since we only have 10MB of free space, my old website is taking up 8 of the 10 not leaving much space for the new website I did create with SiteBuilder. Is this another way to make you spend more money for additional space? If I could get the old site removed, I'd have pleanty of space for the new one.
Whatever good it does, I am on hold with Trellix (the Site Builder vendor) right now....
... the nice tech at Trellix (actually web.com) requested that Verizon's person of contact get in touch with their person of contact to find a solution.
Well, I guess we can now figure on this not ever being rectified.
Yeah, all in all this is pretty awesome.
I can see it now. . .
"Hey, let's remove our paying customers' ability to alter their web space content!"
"Great idea, Jim. You're promoted."
Yes, and as of this evening I have entered the "twilight zone" of Verizon technical support regarding that very issue. I heeded their advice about making sure that I had downloaded copies of the files on my PWS prior to the indiscribably inane decision pulling FTP access. What I hadn't imagined is that there would be no way through the Site Builder tool to delete existing files on PWS. This is even more interesting in light of the fact that clicking on the Web Space Monitor link on the very same page as all of the Site Builder tool links lets you see a listing of each and every directory and file that's currently on your PWS.
Why there should be a tool that lets you see what you have, but no tool to let you do anything with it, including delete it, is another of those ineffable mysteries of Verizon's concern for the security of its customers.