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Unable to access site:
"The connection has timed out
The server at www.photods.tk is taking too long to respond.
The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."
^Same here. The .tk domain I believe is hosted from some small chain of islands in the ocean....somewhere. So no physical landlines connect to them. Because of this, there are sometimes issues with connections. While it is a free domain registration, this is a problem for some people.
I'm chiming in because I setup a free site today. Well, it's not setup yet, but I started it. I considered using .tk, but chose against it because of the above random problems above I mentioned. I chose to use Weebly. In order to keep their name out of my site address, I went to http://www.freedomain.co.nr/ and registered my Weebly site with them. So instead of having Weebly's name in my web addy, it's redirected as http://www.direttedigital.co.nr/ . So if you continue to have complaints about connection timeouts PD, consider the above route I took.
On a side note, another route that would give you absolute full control of your site, free, is if you have an old computer collecting dust that isn't being used. You can set that up to host your site. Freedomain.co.nr will also redirect the dynamic IP assigned by your ISP with a domain name you choose. So instead of, let's say, 188.8.131.52 (assigned to you by ISP), .co.nr would mask it and direct it to your home as the site name of your choice ie www,photods,co,nr . You'd have to know a little about computer networking to set it up at home, but it's not that hard really. Plus, the equipment is on your premises and not dependent on another person maintaining the server. I considered this option. But I already have 7 computers at home to maintain. Don't want to dust off one of the older ones and have another to worry about.