000webhost: Is it an option?

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I dumped startlogic and one of my friends recommends 000webhost. To my surprise, it is free and it IS even better than paid services like startlogic. I tried sending email via php and it worked, while this took more than a week and startlogic support team still did not figure out what to do.

Anyone using their hosting service? How do you feel? I am concerned about the uptime, and a little bit worried as how they make money with showing ads in user's sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author yaji
    Nobody uses it here?
    • Profile picture of the author clint48
      They don't show any ads and the up time is better than the paid hosting I use to have.

    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      Originally Posted by yaji View Post

      Nobody uses it here?
      I don't use it, but by the thousands of referrer spam pages that attempt to link to my sites from it, I think it qualifies as a "bad neighborhood"

      I've seen nothing but "pharma" and "casinos" hosted on it.

      Since they are also free, you will have extra links added to you site and pages, whether you want them or not.

      There are better options, don't risk it.
  • Profile picture of the author IMGold
    Free hosting is always attractive to many. Clearly there is a motive behind their free hosting offer.
    I have registered to use their service to try out myself. Within a day after I have uploaded my test site, they conducted frequent routine checks on what they claimed as their servers but then my site is not accessible during the checking period.
    While the cpanel is there, most of the time, they put a permanent file there and I was not able to access the file-manager to manage my uploaded files...only through FTP that I was able to.
    Then, there's their soft-sell on upgrading to their paid services.

    If you are serious and has long term goals for your online presence and business, certainly free hosting is not the answer.

    Yes, there are many webhost out there with some very well known and established ones. While technical support is important, it is vital to have a well maintained high quality backbone infrastructure that support the equally high quality datacenters and fast, high-capacity servers to ensure optimal performance, reliability and availability at all times. With constant monitoring and maintenance of its hardwares, downtime or disruption are kept to its minimum.

    Our pro business servers are co-located in many of the best datacenters in the USA and Canada providing professional hosting service to Corporations and SMEs. And for the first time, offering (only limited accounts) the same quality pro service to fellow Warriors who are serious IMers with multiple websites, at a fraction of the normal rate. Affordable to every serious IMers. It's my way of giving something back.

    Your website or shopfront site is your most important asset. Apart from having the most modern and attractive design as well as marketing your best affiliate programs or your own products/services, fast accessibility, availability and reliability of your virtual site's host is equally of prime importance. There should be no compromise.

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    Reason is that there will only be 250 accounts of which 100acounts will be reserved specially for interested Warriors.

    Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author googleninja
    it depends... i have a lot of friends who dont have anything to pay for hosting so they go with 000webhost and they never had problems... but again there's reasons why its free..
  • Profile picture of the author joblythe

    I also started using it for test sites, then went live with a few - never had a problem either. Referred others to them too - without problem.

    No Ads - no worries.

    Guess it's a case of "You (DON'T) pay your money - You take your chance!"
  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I started out using them as a temporary test place and then would move domains over to paid services. Initially I thought they were ok. Then I noticed problems with too much downtime, difficult to contact them and if your page does not get a certain level of traffic, they will just decide to disable it.

    To be honest, I would not use them again. 'Free' even for test or temporary sites is just not worth it to me.

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