000webhost: Is it an option?

by yaji 15 replies
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?
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    • 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.

      Clint
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      • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
        Free webhosting sucks. You are better off using Kiosk.ws. Just $1 to join.
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        • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
          I use it for several sites. I've had no problems with anything. They use cpanel and fantastico for installs and have everything that godaddy would have. Support is good too. Not ALL free webhosting sucks and for some they either prefer to do so or don't have a choice. And there are NO ADS.
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    • 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.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
        Originally Posted by Eric Lorence View Post

        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.
        We use this service as a testing server and have NOT had any problems AND there are no extra links added to ANY of our pages! Maybe we're lucky OR maybe they DON'T add extra links.

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

          We use this service as a testing server and have NOT had any problems AND there are no extra links added to ANY of our pages! Maybe we're lucky OR maybe they DON'T add extra links.

          chuck
          Like I said, never used them nor ever will.

          Just from things I've heard about them in the past...

          Another interesting thread here:

          Beware of this fake affiliate 000webhost

          Best!
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          • Profile picture of the author Kamran
            I tried to register sometime back and wasnt getting the confirmation email
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            • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
              hi

              i used them for a while, thinking it was great. then i wanted to make some changes, requiring a WP installation. i got the message that fantastico was being upgraded, but it didn't go away.

              i sent an email, asking about it by the second day. i got the reply.....it will be back up in January.........

              needless to say, i haven't logged in again, nor do i think i will.

              if you just want a spot to chuck a site into, fine. but if you need the tech stuff to work and it doesn't.......

              and even when all was working, there were plenty of times when a page would "bomb out" while loading.......probably happened to many visitors as well

              i also thought it was great, until the fantastico thing........

              barring that, it's probably the best of the free hosts
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              • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
                I have many paid hosting accounts and only one free one - 000webhost.

                I use 000webhost mainly to monitor it, because I provide services to a lot of IM newbies and if they cannot initially afford to pay for hosting, 000webhost works. There are no ads, no links and good uptime. So in my opinion, if you are on a budget they are worth trying.

                The only downside to 000webhost that I have found is that they time you out of your account far too frequently. The problem with this is that if you are making changes to a file in Cpanel and you are timed out before you save, then you lose the entire file! That's a big negative and I advise my clients of this. The solution? Use an HTML editor to alter your files and then FTP. A bit of a nusisance, but remember the service is free of cost and free from links and ads.

                To the issue of the affiliate programme. 000webhost claim to make their money by users upgrading from free to paid, when they see the standard of service and require additional space, bandwidth and features. It is clearly stated in their TOS that affiliates DO NOT get paid for referring free users. To get paid, the affiliate must send paying customers.

                Now I am not afilliated or associated in any way with the company in question. I do feel it unhelpful however, when people with no experience of the specific topic in a tread make posts based on opinions and/or having simply read third party comments on other threads or forums.

                Why not try the service for yourself, as I did and then post?

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                Jeff Henshaw.
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                • Profile picture of the author internize
                  I use 000webhost for a couple of sites...

                  I would recommend it to other people although like someone said before if you are serious about having an online presence then paid will be better.

                  The only gripe i have is that the free hosting doesnt have cgi enabled which is a pain but if you upgrade its there.

                  When you first join you will have an anylitics code added to all of your pages that the statcounter uses, it also links to 000webhost but you can disable this and use another statcounter so there really is no adds.

                  The uptime is great although they do check your site when you first join, this takes between 4-8 hours but it is a good thing.

                  I've done checks to see if my sites are in a bad neighbourhood and they arn't so thats good.
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  • 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.

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  • 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..
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  • Profile picture of the author joblythe
    Yes

    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!"
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  • 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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