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Quick question on the free hosting

Discussion in 'Free Shared Hosting' started by Wayne Tomlinson, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson Hosting Client

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    Just about to move from another free host, and have applied here. Reason I'm moving from that host is due to them having a stupid google cookies redirect thing whenever you access the website and adds a querystring to the url, breaking anything that uses a querystring to work :/

    Do you folks have that? Please don't say yes :'( lol
     
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  2. Kuffy

    Kuffy Premium Hosting Client

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    Instafree is a quite extraordinary service. It offers a better and more stable hosting experience then most paid shared hosting. It must be about 18 months since I joined, and I haven't detected any misuse of my sites or traffic. Bryan has also been particularly helpful whenever I have created problems for myself.
     
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  3. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson Hosting Client

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    Great thanks :) Also, if I decide next month to upgrade to a paid account, do you have to restart from scratch or is the transfer process transparent?
     
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  4. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    It is transparent. Please make sure to double check our TOS/AUP. We don't like violators and we take them very serious.
     
  5. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson Hosting Client

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    Yeah no worries about that. Read them a few times to make sure I got it all
     
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  6. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    The hosting is pure cPanel with no adds. It is completely spam/backlink free so no worries. However, I think Bryan would appreciate if you gave him some credit via like a post on your site.
     
  7. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson Hosting Client

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    No worries about adding a link, I don't mind adding it in the footer. Cheers for the help.
     
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  8. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    Glad I could help. Feel free to message me anytime with questions.
     
  9. Joe Rodriguez

    Joe Rodriguez Premium VPS Client Premium Hosting Client

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    There is nothing of the sort. You're essentially getting the same service as you would on the paid host with nothing else "added on" by the hosting service. What differentiates free from paid is the quantity of resources at your disposal, you obviously have less, but more than enough, to work with on the free.

    This truly is exceptional service on InstaFree and the server/network performance alone is better than most of the paid hosts.

    So, per your question.. "we won't say yes"

    Man that would drive me crazy if I had to deal with that.
     
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  10. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson Hosting Client

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    That's good to hear/read. Only been with my current host a day. Not used a free host since the days of Yahoo hosting and it's really hard to find good ones
     
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  11. Bryan

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    No...we don't do any of that nonsense. You get the real unadulterated cPanel. No ads, no redirects, no nonsense at all. :)
     
  12. Kuffy

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    InstaFree uses the servers owned by WSWD. You can set up your site on Instafree, and when you are up to speed, you can move your site over to WSWD paid hosting if you find you have outgrown your free hosting account. It might take a while to outgrow your account here though, as it really is a great service. I paid for an account with WSWD, more as a thank you to Bryan, than because InstaFree wasn't up to the job.
     
  13. MGCJerry

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    Ditto to the rest. Been a customer for awhile (2 years in a few months) and there's none of that trash going on.

    One warning though, look out for the cat squad. You can see them following Fedora around the forum and sometimes they hang out with Bryan. :D
     
  14. Jase Wolf

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    Wolves too
     
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  15. Wayne Tomlinson

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    Yeah I've seen th0se posts floating around lol
     
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    There's also a young angel who hangs around. c:
     
  18. Czepa

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    what a fluent and fluid response. you guys sound like the real deal :)
     
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  19. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    Correct, we use fully genuine cPanel servers hosted in top-tier data centers.

    The server that my site is hosted on has
    Current server uptime: 173 days, 28 min

    NOTE: For the safety and security of customers and server data we do like any other host have maintenance events where the server may be updated and or unavailable. Rest assured, I have seen minimal downtime (we are talking like less than 10 min.) Because @Bryan either notifies customers ahead of time or is already aware and working on it.
     
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  20. Bryan

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    [QUOTE="Konstantin, post: 16713, member: 2051"
    The server that my site is hosted on has
    Current server uptime: 173 days, 28 min
    [/QUOTE]

    You forgot the VPS node. :D :D

    16:58:19 up 542 days, 18:43, 1 user, load average: 1.14, 0.75, 0.61
     

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