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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May 13, 2008

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Dec 28, 2008

So I feel the need to post here, I had been a customer of ultimahost's vps service for about the last year. Things had gone mostly ok, with the occasional downtime, with the exception of a 5 day period last year where the VPS was completely unavailable.
On the 23rd the VPS started going down for no apparent reason. I requested to reboot a couple times and that request was granted, but then it would go down again within a couple minutes of coming back up.

On the 26th I was informed that they would have to rebuild the underlying OS and my VPS would be unavailable for 24 hours. OK, I thought, no big deal as long as it would perform better after this. At about 9 PM that night I received an email saying that my VPS had been deleted as well as all backups. I also had lost my sql server and mysql databases.

So by now I'm understandably a bit upset, but I sent an email back asking for a phone call to help explain the situation to me and what was still available, if anything, so I could start moving the sites to either a new vps or another provider. I did not receive one email or phone call back despite multiple attempts to contact ultima hosts.

I figured the least they could do would be to offer me a new vps and let me start transferring my stuff over, but still I have heard nothing. Then I see a post just yesterday on these very forums advertising a new special for their VPS? That is not fair. I understand if you want to promote new business but you need to take care of customers first.

Sorry for the gripes, but I am extremely frustrated right now. Hopefully this will serve as a wakeup call for them to start treating their customers better

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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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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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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.

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


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 4054 3917 137 0 99 2139
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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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EditDns.net - fine, but it has several times rolled abck their DB state, wiping out my records. I can't name that a rliable service.

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I am running a CPanel VPS and wanted to see whats the actual ram stats. (My package have 512 MB ram)

The issue is, using two different methods, I am getting two different values.

Via SSH, free -m gives this
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 512 204 307 0 0 0
-/+ buffers/cache: 204 307
Swap: 0 0 0

and while running a script that I have found Here in WHT

# Revised 02-Feb-2007: include kernel memory (kmemsize) in 'used' calculation
# and show percentages in output.

BEAN=`cat /proc/user_beancounters`
GUAR=`echo "$BEAN" | grep vmguar | awk '{ print $4;}'`
PRIV=`echo "$BEAN" | grep privvm | awk '{ print $2;}'`
KMEM=`echo "$BEAN" | grep kmem | awk '{ print $3;}'`

let TOTL=$GUAR/256
let KMMB=$KMEM/1048576
let PVMB=$PRIV/256
if [ "$FREE" -gt "0" ]; then
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let FPER=100-$UPER
let UPER="100"
let FPER="0"
echo "VPS Memory:"
echo " Total: $TOTL mb Used: $USED mb (${UPER}%) Free: $FREE mb (${FPER}%)"
It gives
Total: 512 mb Used: 482 mb (94%) Free: 30 mb (6%)

Why such huge difference??

Also "top" command shows
top - 02:44:04 up 1 day, 9:55, 2 users, load average: 1.35, 1.04, 0.94

Is that good for a a VPS with 512 RAM? (The site has extremely high traffic)

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I think this information can be useful for you. If you plan to get your website, here is one good free web hosting provider to choose - 000webhost.com

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Here's a new free web host to check out:


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Perfect for sites that aren't bandwidth intensive. Anyway, you can't beat the price, particularly if you need to host lots of small sites. I'm currently using the service to host articles and link pages, and it's working out nicely.

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