Over the past 15 years I have had a personal website, especially for family history. I have used free web hosts, which have the obvious benefit of being free. But free web hosts have major disadvantages as well. They often go out of business, or a company may decide to discontinue that particular service. An additional problem is that free web hosts tend to not only attract innocent hobbyists like myself but also a coarser element of society. Hence, "guilt by association".
My personal website went offline without warning about a month ago. I was given no reason and no remedy. http://billbuchanan.byethost17.com is no longer there. (You may remember that my site at http://billbuchanan.co.cc from the same web host vanished a few years ago, with no explanation or remedy.) For all that, byethost.com served me well for about 10 years. And they did it for free.
Fortunately I have copies of all of the files, but my web presence has disappeared. I have not had the time to find another suitable web host. Some of my files are too large for some of the free web hosts and I have too many files for others. I have not had the time to find another web host.
In the meantime, I have copied the files to the public folder of my Dropbox account, accessible at: http://tr.im/4dp9b
I am sorry for the inconvenience. By the end of November I hope to have my site back online where Google can index it. But for now there are vegetables to be harvested, and two new people to train for telephone support in https://familysearch.org along with my usual work in FamilySearch Support, Riverbend Family History Centre, etc.