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Angelfire
""Angelfire Homepage.png
A screenshot of Angelfire
Type of site
Paid "web hosting service
Owner "Lycos
Website http://www.angelfire.lycos.com
"Alexa rank Negative increase 8,377 (As of 12 April 2017)[1]
Commercial No
Launched 1996; 21 years ago (1996)

Angelfire ("/ˈnəlˌfər/) is an "Internet service that offers paid space for Web sites. It is owned by Lycos, which also owns Tripod.com. Angelfire operates separately from Tripod.com and includes features such as "blog building and a photo gallery builder. It also supports, for paid members only, "CGI scripts written in "Perl. Although Angelfire and Tripod are separate sites, they share much of the same underlying software, such as the blog application. In Angelfire, the creator may use a paid service, or a paid package. The paid service allows the user to create a home page, such as page.angelfire.com/ as well as create subdirectories, such as page.angelfire.com/newpage/. This enables the user to create sites less advanced than some other free Web hosts.

History[edit]

Angelfire was founded in 1996 and was originally a combination Web site building and "medical transcription service.[2] Eventually the site dropped the transcription service and focused solely on Web site hosting, offering only paid memberships.[2] The site was bought by "Mountain View, California–based WhoWhere in 1997, which, in turn, was subsequently purchased by the "search engine company "Lycos in 1998.[2] Since Lycos already offered free Web page hosting with advertising through its acquisition of "Tripod.com, Angelfire's offering was modified to also have parity with Tripod, including the addition of an increased amount of advertising, but also by offering more disk space.

Until May 2004, Angelfire offered paid email (as a cobrand of "Mailcity) at the @angelfire.com domain, but this feature has been replaced by "Webmail through Lycos Domains for premium users only.

Angelfire received a major facelift in September 2010. It was completely re-coded using "HTML5 mark-up and now promotes the Angelfire site builder as its main Web publishing tool. The classic Web Shell tool is still active; however, it is now only accessible via $11.40 yearly subscription plans if you look at http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/hosting/index.tmpl

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