Decent free webhost?

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December 29, 2008 at 01:43:24
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 1.5 Gig
Hello! I'm after a free webhost that has high uptime with little or no advertisement (none is preferred). I just want to be able to host with enough features to run a small site with MyBB forums installed. I'm not expecting the world for a free host just a decent one that I'm not constantly frustrated with since I don't have a lot of money at the moment (searching for full-time work right now).

I have been using Freehyperspace because a lot of users recommend it but I found it to be the opposite of their positive opinions (lack of security, horrible help and support, low uptime, ect...). You can read some of the problems I've had with it below:

http://www.freehyperspace.com/forum...

http://www.freehyperspace.com/forum...

http://www.freehyperspace.com/forum...

So yeah, a free webhost where I don't go through this crap on a regular basis. If the webhost also has an option to upgrade to cheap paid for webhosting that would be a bonus for me (especially if a good webhost).


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#1
December 31, 2008 at 01:42:28
After looking through those posts (and your site) I suspect the problems you have expeienced with people "hacking" your site are due to the forum code you are using. I don't know what version you are using, but the copyright notice at the bottom states "Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group". So I would guess it is maybe three to four years old!

Are you aware that PHP applications can have holes in them that allow people to do things such as upload files, change files, exploit the database, and any number of things? When the one responder stated that you should ensure your software was updated, he was referring to the software on your site - not your PC. No amount of server-side security will make up for a PHP application with exploitable code.

A new host will not solve those problems.

Michael J


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#2
January 2, 2009 at 18:40:33
That didn't make any sense at all since my site has been down for over a month. If you mean the forum I posted the links to about the problem, then that forum is owned by FreeHyperSpace not me, I use the latest MyBB forum software. I have no power over whatever version of PHP they choose to use.

I can't see "Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group" anywhere on the page.


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#3
January 3, 2009 at 05:48:08
You can't expect a very high uptime when you are there with a free host(because it is free anyway and the host will be paying for hosting server expense]. Anyway, you can try these free hosting offers here.

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#4
January 4, 2009 at 17:41:20
I was mistakkenly referring to another poster's site in one of those forum threads. But, everything I stated previously is still valid - someone can exploit the code on your site to perform malicious actions to your site content, databasr and server. And, there is nothign your web host can do to prevent this.

Michael J


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