What Makes Free Hosts Different

Oct 13, 2009

Apart from being free, of course. I can see thousands of free webhosts, many of which even don't put ads, and still support Databases, custom domains, even unbelievable bandwidths. Still, how does premium webhosts remain at the top? Or what is the problem with these free hosts?

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Can I Find Free Hosts?

May 13, 2008

where can I find free hosts?

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Experience With Free Hosts?

Jan 31, 2008

I've had some experience with free hosts such as awardspace, etc. And I've done a thousand google searches for free hosts but I'm hoping sitepointers may be able to give some assistance.

I need this hosting for a non-profit that I'm doing a website for, and need 1 MySQL database with it. The site will not require huge amounts of bandwith by any standards so I'm looking for good quality free hosting for this organisation so they don't have to spend the extra bucks.

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Which Hosts Provide Free Trial

Mar 4, 2009

I am looking to get hosting for site that I want to build. At the moment I am looking for shared hosting. Things that I need from the host are unlimited MySQL databases, Unlimited Domains/Sub-Domains, 5GB Disk Space and 10 GB Data transfer. My budget is about $10/month. I know hostgator provides 1 month for 1cent after coupon. I know hostgator oversells but their plans meet my requirements and from what I have read here they aren't too bad. Are there any other hosts that provide the first month for free or close to free, I would like to try out the hosting service for a month to see for myself how they are.

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Hosts That Do Free Cpanel Transfers

Dec 26, 2007

I was reading how hostgator will do up to 30 cpanel transfers for a reseller. Are there other hosts that offer a similar service?

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What Makes A VPS Standout?

May 14, 2009

What is it that makes a VPS better than all the others? What would compel you to sign up for one over another?

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May 20, 2009

I'd like to get some feedback on what makes people sign up with a provider. On the flip side, what turns you away from a provider? Their site, feedback etc?

Personally, I like to see a provider that has reliability, stability and excellent customer care.

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Oct 28, 2007

I got a cPanel notification that one of my client's had exceeded their bandwidth and so the site was down.

Checking, I found in AWStats that nearly 400+ MB was web traffic. It looks normal to me. However, AWStats simply grouped them all together under 'Others' without providing clear details.

Is there any other way I can find out what made up that 400+MB traffic?

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What Dedicated Server Features Makes You Go WOW!

Jul 2, 2008

Hey, I'd be interested to hear a bit about the dedicated server features that would "turn you on" as potiential dedicated server client. What would make you go "WOW, thats cool", which features that would be indifferent to you and which ones you'd rather be with out...and why?

Thanks a lot for your input. I've listed a few options, but please feel free to post more below!

(also, just to make it clear, we (uk2group.com) does not offer all of these services, so this is not a lame attempt to spam or promote our services...)

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Apr 9, 2009

Which is the most important? CPU, Memory or others?

Which company provides the most cost-efficient download servers?

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Nov 24, 2008

Iím looking to find some opinions on what attributes constitute a superior reseller host. Anyone care to share?

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Dec 19, 2007

On July 24, data-center operator 365 Main issues a press release touting its 24/7 reliability & backup generators that keep the data center continuously running. That day a power outage hits and three of its backup generators fail, taking down high-profile customers including Craigslist, RedEnvelope and Technorati.


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What Makes Server Cpu's Superior To Desktop Cpu's- Woodcrest Vs Conroe, Etc

Aug 14, 2007

wondering in general and specifically for woodcrest vs conroe and kentsfield vs clovertown

I can't find either

a) an explanation as to why the server cpu's are superior to the desktop equivilents


b) benchmarks comparing them.

even mainstream hardware sites like tomshardware has benchmarks for server hdd's, but not server cpu's for some reason.

apart from the ability to use dual cpu's in a single machine, what is the advantage? what warrants the price difference? are there benchmarks available anywhere to compare comparable models? (example, woodcrest xeon 5150 2.66ghz vs conroe c2d e6700 2.66ghz)

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Aug 12, 2007

I run a wordpress blog with apache2+mysql5+php5 in a Debian vps with 1024mb ram (plus swap).

When you read the website everything works quick and smooth, but when you have to add data to the database (edit posts, write posts, write comments) something weird happens.
monitoring the system with the top and I see that, for example, as soon as an article has been posted (already got the "article posted" message in the page) the free ram goes suddenly down (some seconds) from 800mb to 0. Swapping starts and the website stops responding. in the meanwhile cpu "wa" goes high (90%++).

Typing ps aux I can see that is not mysql process's fault, actually it seems more that it's apache to cause this ram hogging, in fact an apache restart brings back tons of free ram.

this is my current my.cnf:

port= 3306
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

# Here is entries for some specific programs
# The following values assume you have at least 32M ram

# This was formally known as [safe_mysqld]. Both versions are currently parsed.
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
nice= 0

# * Basic Settings
user= mysql
pid-file= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
port= 3306
basedir= /usr
datadir= /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir= /tmp
language= /usr/share/mysql/english
# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on
# localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure.
# * Fine Tuning



key_buffer= 64M
max_allowed_packet= 16M
thread_stack= 128K
thread_cache_size= 8
max_connections = 600
table_cache = 256
#thread_concurrency = 10
# * Query Cache Configuration
query_cache_limit = 1M
query_cache_size = 16M
# * Logging and Replication
# Both location gets rotated by the cronjob.
# Be aware that this log type is a performance killer.
#log= /var/log/mysql/mysql.log
# Error logging goes to syslog. This is a Debian improvement :)
# Here you can see queries with especially long duration
#log_slow_queries= /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log
#long_query_time = 2
# The following can be used as easy to replay backup logs or for replication.
#server-id= 1
#log_bin= /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log
# WARNING: Using expire_logs_days without bin_log crashes the server! See README.Debian!
#expire_logs_days= 10
#max_binlog_size = 100M
#binlog_do_db= include_database_name
#binlog_ignore_db= include_database_name
# * BerkeleyDB
# Using BerkeleyDB is now discouraged as its support will cease in 5.1.12.
# * InnoDB
# InnoDB is enabled by default with a 10MB datafile in /var/lib/mysql/.
# Read the manual for more InnoDB related options. There are many!
# You might want to disable InnoDB to shrink the mysqld process by circa 100MB.
# * Security Features
# Read the manual, too, if you want chroot!
# chroot = /var/lib/mysql/
# For generating SSL certificates I recommend the OpenSSL GUI "tinyca".
# ssl-ca=/etc/mysql/cacert.pem
# ssl-cert=/etc/mysql/server-cert.pem
# ssl-key=/etc/mysql/server-key.pem

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Universal Hosts (uni-hosts) Two Week Mini Review

Apr 2, 2008

I was in the market for a new dedicated server after a couple of years with my previous provider. The previous provider did nothing wrong but they were no longer competitive when it came to CPU and memory.

I moved first to geekrack. And I left them after a week and a half as they never were able to get my rDNS records setup.

I found Universal Hosts on this forum and gave them a shot. I had asked for an operating system that they didn't offer normally (Debian 64 bit) and they said that they could do it. However, when my server was setup it was 32 bit Debian instead. They apologized and had Debian 64 bit setup less than 24 hours later.

When I asked them to get rDNS records setup it took a few hours but they were setup correctly and they worked.

Universal Hosts is also a BurstNet reseller but compared to my other attempt at using a BurstNet reseller they are fantastic. While the initial config was incorrect they worked quickly to fix it and were very professional about it.

So after two weeks - so far so good. Keep up the good work UniHosts!

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Aug 11, 2013

I am running Apache2.2, PHP5.I have been running with virtual hosts on a Windows 7 environment fine for a couple of years successfully, but have just had to move to a Windows 8 environment.It looks like Apache and PHP have installed and are working fine, but my Virtual hosts are now not being recognised. From what I can tell, it is the Windows 8 hosts file that is having a problem, as it looks as though it is now just setup to Block websites.

If I make the host file just have the one line127.0.0.1 localhost entry, then the very first Virtual Host from my apache config file will come up, but the rest are not found.If I put the usual mywebsite.name aliasname is appears as though my website works momentarily and then is blocked..

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Free Hosting And Free Domain

Sep 17, 2009

Do you think if a company offered free web hosting and free domains people would snap them up like there is no tommorow?

Also does anyone one how much ICANN acredited registrars pay ICANN when they register a new domain?

any feedback would be great!

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Aug 5, 2009

Simplehelix offers a 128/256 bit RapidSSL Certificate for just $99.95/year. In addition, this certificate comes with a year of dedicated IP address with free installation.

Do you think the conditions are normal?

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Directadmin Hosts Or Cpanel Hosts

Aug 16, 2008

Recently I stumbled along a host on here with a good rep and that uses direct admin.

Because they were very nice on the live support I signed up to see what direct admin was like.

Its very diferent from cpanel. Some parts seem to be harder to use like the phpmyadmin requires the username and password to the database you created not the control panel username and password like cpanel. Although I guess that could be a good security feature just in case some one gets into the control panel they can not get into the phpmyadmin, then again if they are smart and were able to get into the control panel they could get into ftp and look what the username and password is on the config file for the script you are using.

The bandwidth meter seems to be better in direct admin although I think its acting up for me as its putting yesterdays bandwidth on todays. I was told by the host that it updates every 2 hours and at first it did but now its gone to every day. Oh and unlike cpanel this bandwidth meter includes bandwith used by the control panel.

Niether one from what I can tell counts sftp though at least for the hosts I have right now.

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Jun 2, 2008

There's something I've always wondered, what makes a Xeon a Xeon?

For instance, what is the difference between a Core 2 Quad Q9300 and a Quad-Core Xeon E5420. Both are quad core, have a 1333MHz FSB, run at 2.5GHz, have SSE4.1, any all the specs seem identical.

Only difference I see is the Xeon has 12MB cache compared to the Q9300's 6MB.

But generally speaking, what makes a Xeon such much better for a server environment than a Core 2 processor.

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May 3, 2008

I cancelled a VPS ages, ago, and they stopped charging me, but it's still up, and I can use it. I emailed them saying they hadn't stopped it, but they haven't replied in 2 days. Should I just keep using it?

Think I might just set up a CS server and leave it

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Nov 28, 2008

What does everyone think about free hosting? Is there always a catch or are there really some good free hosting?

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Aug 24, 2009

I need a good and free hosting with php/mysql support for a personal site i am making.

All the site is database driven so the host needs to have fast db connections.
The site will also have some audio/photos not bigger than 3/4mb.

Any suggestions?

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Oct 1, 2007

I've made my first website and I'm trying to find web hosting that is free and that it will also allows me to transfer my files through ftp directly through an ftp server. (ftp.example.com)

I've tried using the one for freewebpage.org but it doesn't work.. I tried it using port 21, 22, and 80 in both frontpage and filezilla and they didn't work.. I guess it's the ftp server that isn't really working, or the information they provide is inaccurate.

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May 7, 2007

I have been searching for free ASP.net hosts since last few months and I didnt have much success in it,

so far I have tried these sites none work ...

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Oct 27, 2009

Current server has 4 GB ram, all buffered by linux.


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 4054 3917 137 0 99 2139
-/+ buffers/cache: 1678 2375
Swap: 4094 0 4094

The buffer has 2375 MB of free ram. However this is a heavy mysql server. I want the empty ram be used by mysql so it becomes faster.

We are currently moving to a 8GB ram server, and the free ram will be around 7 GB if we use the exact same configuration. I want the free ram to be 1 GB at most, why pay for 8 GB ram if I'm going to use a fraction of it?

What optimizations should I attempt?

I know about harddisk I/O bottlenecks, I have two SATA drives in the system, and a SAS drive dedicated to mysql, that's all we can afford currently.

All mysql databases are for SMF forums, and currently using MyISAM tables. Switching to another storage engine is a possibility, if it won't create problems in restarts and hot backups.

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Jan 14, 2009

Does anyone know where I can get a free FTP program?

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Feb 8, 2009

Is HypereVm free? and if so how do you set it up.. do you just run the shell or?

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Jun 25, 2009

i have seen one website ad on internet, offering free web hosting for 1 year (500 mb) with the purchase of any domain name.

I would like to confirm. Is these types of Ads are original or they are offering a fake offer (hidden cost). Because as i know, the domain hosting cost is very high as compare to buy a domain...

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May 14, 2009

I am after a free webhosting site that will let me run cgi scripts... I have tried so many sites that are meant to support these scripts, but none of them work...

Does anyone know of a free site that will let me use cgi?

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Mar 11, 2008

which hosts have free windows?

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