Candle, thanks for the info. I've checked out 1and1 and they look like the best. I can also get a domain name from there, which would be good, now all I have to do is think of a good .com address that isn't taken. I'm thinking i'll wait till i'm back in Australia to setup the website cos I'll be offline for about a month or so and it'd be a waste to set up now.
gargin, thanks heaps for the offer of a subdomain, but I think I want to get my own address. If you wanted to host my site though, i'd be interested =0). I use WS_FTP for uploading my website, which is okay, but there's probably better FTP programs out there.
Now I know I said I didn't want adds, but has anyone had any experience with putting adds on their site to pay for the hosting? Where can you sign up for advertising? What details do you need? How does it work?
I figure I could maybe do it till the hosting is paid for then take the adds off. I understand that I'd need to get the hits to get paid, but I keep getting emails from geocities saying i'm getting too much traffic on my site, which is why I want to move in the first place.