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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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Deny Access To Exim For Free Trial Users

Jul 18, 2007

INTRODUCTION

As owner of a hosting provider company, I face the problem of abusive users almost every day. More than 90% of all abuse on my server comes from free trial accounts. I offer free trial access to my servers for people who want to try things out before they purchase a hosting package, but off course this attracts spammers. To prevent trial users from using my server for spamming purposes, I modified my exim.pl file to prevent trial users from accessing the Exim mail server.

Please note that this tutorial has been written for cPanel servers. If you want to use it on a server with a different control panel, you'll need to modify the cpgetpack.c source. If you do so, please share your work with the community by posting it in a reply here.

STEP ONE

First youíll need to download, compile and install my cpgetpack.c application. Hereís how:

Code:
gcc cpgetpack.c -o cpgetpack
mv cpgetpack /usr/bin/
chown cpanel:cpanel /usr/bin/cpgetpack
chmod +s /usr/bin/cpgetpack
STEP TWO

Now open the /etc/exim.pl file in your favorite text editor (make a backup first) and look for the following inside the checkuserpass subroutine:

Code:
$trueowner =~ s////g;
$trueowner =~ s/..//g;
if (isdemo(${trueowner})) {
return('no');
}
Below, paste the following code:

Code:
my $name = getpwuid($uid);
open(UP, "cpgetpack $name|");
my $userplan = <UP>;
close(UP);chop($userplan);
if ($userplan eq "radix_FreeTrial") {
return "no";
}
You will have to replace the radix_FreeTrial string with the package you assign to your trial users. This will prevent trial users from authenticating which prevents them from sending mail remotely.

STEP THREE

Users are now still able to send mail locally (for example using the PHP mail() function), so hereís what to do next.

Find the checkdemo subroutine in the exim.pl file and replace the complete subroutine with:

Code:
sub democheck {
my $uid = Exim::expand_string('$originator_uid');
if (isdemo($uid)) { return 'yes'; }

my $name = getpwuid($uid);
open(UP, "cpgetpack $name|");
my $userplan = <UP>;
close(UP);

chop($userplan);

if ($userplan eq "radix_FreeTrial") {
return 'yes';
}

return 'no';
}
STEP FOUR

Now just restart Exim:

Code:
service exim restart
It might be a good idea to create a trial account and see if itís working. Enjoy!

REFERENCE:

Original post: [url]
Best regards,
Josh Burt

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