Put your study online
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First, make sure you have:
(as of June 2020)
You will learn:
- Find a host
- Whether or not you should secure your site
- How to upload your experiment to your new host
- Tips on sharing your experiment
Things to consider when choosing a host:
- Consider whether or not you want a secure site
- Links to secure sites are less likey to be considered spam, so extra care would have to be taken if emailing
links to your study (especially if you use a free subdomain).
- There is no free option for a secure host which uses php. However if you are using formspree
or something which allows for static webpages you may be able to use a popular web builder site
- Hopefully your university provides you with webspace. Some don't, and they know who they are, and
you should definitely shame them for it. It's not the 90's.
- How fast is the host?
- If using free hosts, you should try multiple hosts and just see which ones allow faster downloads.
- Be aware that people sometimes use free hosts to serve files, so these hosts throttle download speeds.
- Look at what the host offers, they will fight against users treating their servers as file servers.
- If their disk quota is low, that is probably a technique to fight against bad actors and they might be less
likely to throttle.
In the video I mention needing PHP. If you are using a third party to forward you the data then you can ignore that requirement.
For these code heavy tutorials, it is recommended to full screen the video and watch at 720p