Here are some ups and downs of having a free hosting account.

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  1. raeeddoe

    raeeddoe New Member

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    Please be noted these are my opinions.

    Pros:
    Lets you code your own website
    Gives you free MySQL and PHP servers
    Gives you free emails
    Lets you send emails with PHP

    Cons:
    Limited databases (can upgrade to get more)
    File limit (10mb idk if you can upgrade to remove this)
    Site likes to go down sometimes

    x10hosting will continue to be my preferred hosting provider for the time. I believe they provide the best services compared to Hostinger and other competitors. Tell me what you think below!
     
  2. spacresx

    spacresx Active Member

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    I have tried almost every free hosting out there today,
    and honestly no one has come close to x10hosting for free accounts.

    many now require you to participate in their forums and earn points
    for the free hosting, or they jump to fast to delete your free account.
    at least x10 is understanding and allows many suspended accounts
    to be un-suspended by easily asking them to do it usually.
    even 3 or 4 months after they were suspended.

    in the 2 to 3 years ive had x10hosting, the only cons i seen are:

    - the file size limit of 10mb. (and the auto-delete if it is over 10mb)
    - the 30day login rule (that so many forget about, leading to suspensions)
    - the change from cpanel to DirectAdmin (i preferred cpanel with x3 theme)
    (it took me a while to get used to the directadmin interface)

    i never experienced downtime yet in 3 yrs ive been here.
    i never had an issue with the amount of mysql databases,
    it helps that in most cases you can add scripts to the same database.
     
  3. wooprapp

    wooprapp Member

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    Infinity was pretty cool... Irritating people though and they’re forceful restricting.

    That Shark one was cool to... I ran my own servers and stuff at home and it was really expensive. So, x10 does exactly what I was going to do anyways.

    Basically, I make an empty folder, make my website directory in it, park a domain on it, assign some name servers and dns. Then just install whatever software I want to run and allow the ports through my router.

    That’s all they do but they got a connection panel.

    It’s amazing. Especially when you can create your own software for universal apps. Imagine that along with a self-subscribing domain registry system so everyone will have their own domain name in social lives. ‍♂️

    I’d do it but, that’s intense.

    I’d only want to do something like that if I could make music and be a Cyber Cop.

    Also, have any x10 users not noticed that x10 (and our websites) have been down for months? Y’all wrote this in 2020, it’s now 2021 and the service isn’t repaired yet. I finally regained access to my SSL, account, DA and FTP. But, I can’t upload because my iNodes are going stupid 500,000+.
     
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  4. spacresx

    spacresx Active Member

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    Ive been here like 2+ years and havent had any "downage" at all.
    so i dont know what your referring to, unless you mean when they were doing
    the account migrations from Cpanel to DirectAdmin.
    but then that was understandable when moving so many accounts.

    you mention the high inode usage, it dont help with wordpress,
    and all the cache files and e-mail people never think to clear from their account.
    backing up files on a server is not what x10 is for.
     
  5. wooprapp

    wooprapp Member

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    I’m aware. Eh, I feel as if the “migration” took months.
     
  6. spacresx

    spacresx Active Member

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    i know the migration didnt actually go as smooth as expected.
    there were a lot of problems and people had to wait longer then expected.
    i know x15 was one of the last ones that got done, im on it.
    but by the time they got to mine most of the issues got fixed.
    so that was 1 benefit of having to wait a while longer.
     
  7. garrettroyce

    garrettroyce Community Support Community Support

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    I wish I was active during the move. I was taking an x10 break so the forums didn't have a lot of help sometimes. The biggest issue I see at x10 is lack of communication. People are OK with server downtime if they know why it is happening and when it will be fixed. Or, if you need information from the user, you have to tell them "post XYZ so we can fix your account." Unfortunately, some critical information was misunderstood by the users, or hard to find, and so people got angry. Hopefully that won't be the case going forward, but with community support only, it can be unpredictable who is signed in and what access they have.
     
  8. spacresx

    spacresx Active Member

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    @ garrettroyce, one problem i think is actually with many
    users lack of knowledge of what to do or how to go about doing it.
    even when the help is given by other users.

    I suggested updating the help pages/tutorials to reflect DirectAdmin.
    as Cpanel doc's do not do much good for the free DirectAdmin servers.
    even though the odds x10 getting a chance to do that may be nil.
     

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