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Dont sign up at 5gbfree.com

TommyGermany

New Member
Hello,

5gbfree.com is sold, and since this day (2 weeks ago) is the login of a lot os accounts not possible, the MySql-Server is down now over 24hrs, a lot ppl payd for ad-removing, and now the got new ads..., its horrible. No support, no answers in the support forums.

Thats the reason im here, to find a new one.
 

Calinax

New Member
Make daily backups, if you're allowed, or as often as possible.

You can't even complain to free hosts for deleting your data as you're getting something for free.
 

krakjoe

stop staring
NLC
Make daily backups, if you're allowed, or as often as possible.

You can't even complain to free hosts for deleting your data as you're getting something for free.
What a ----in load, any host, free or paid assumes responsibility of the content on their server, legally and actually. I do hope you're not a free host with that attitude ...
 

Calinax

New Member
lol....Well, I am not a free host.

Though, I'm thinking to start that. It'll bac backed up as well, don't worry, but there will be only few users accepted.
 

KwiX Dennis

New Member
Did they atleast advised their members before selling their company?

I think that would be good practice to tell your members that some changes are to be made soon.
 

Tatzel

New Member
Did they atleast advised their members before selling their company?

I think that would be good practice to tell your members that some changes are to be made soon.
But they aren't in the hosting business per se. More, the host reselling business.
There are a number of people who just cram a box full of unselected, unsupervised, unsupported users, then sell it off on the first unsuspecting buyer who hopes to make a quick buck out out of slapping ads on an "established" host, nevermind that the original hostees' agreement promised no ads forever :fangel:

Time and again. Same person purportedly selling "sound and thriving" hosts for alleged health or lack of time reasons, when in the last couple months or so they've already setup the next host with which to repeat exactly the same trick, over and over.
Typical example : http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplace/auction/4542
 

Bmxdudde1100

New Member
I found that site a few days ago and signed up, never got my confirmation email anyway. I feel sorry for all the people that were hosting good sites on there.
 

Robbeh

New Member
Hello,

5gbfree.com is sold, and since this day (2 weeks ago) is the login of a lot os accounts not possible, the MySql-Server is down now over 24hrs, a lot ppl payd for ad-removing, and now the got new ads..., its horrible. No support, no answers in the support forums.

Thats the reason im here, to find a new one.
Hey!

I just came across your post. My name's Rob, the original owner of 5GBFree.

You're right, I sold the site in good faith to a much larger company, thinking they would look after it properly (I can't tell you who for legal reasons, but you will almost certainly have heard of them unless you live in a cave).

As you mentioned, they pretty much ruined it and wouldn't sell it back to me until now (I tried really hard, most of my emails got ignored). I've now brought it back and am trying to revive 5GBFree - it would be really great if you came onboard again :)

Cheers,
Rob
 

TaoPhoenix

Well-Known Member
NLC
Hey!

I just came across your post. My name's Rob, the original owner of 5GBFree.

You're right, I sold the site in good faith to a much larger company, thinking they would look after it properly (I can't tell you who for legal reasons, but you will almost certainly have heard of them unless you live in a cave).

As you mentioned, they pretty much ruined it and wouldn't sell it back to me until now (I tried really hard, most of my emails got ignored). I've now brought it back and am trying to revive 5GBFree - it would be really great if you came onboard again :)

Cheers,
Rob
Really gutsy if you can pull it off properly.

I have real doubts about "build a free host for X months and resell it". There's a couple of people here who specialize in that. The result seems to be "let's hope 1% of the clients stay".
 

Robbeh

New Member
Yeah; it does seem there are people who just buy a box and let literally anyone sign up for a site - the majority of signups are basically porn or illegal activities like file sharing but they don't care as it all adds to their numbers.

Then they wait a few months, sell, and bam start another one. Drives me nuts.
 

Seraphim

Active Member
Yeah; it does seem there are people who just buy a box and let literally anyone sign up for a site - the majority of signups are basically porn or illegal activities like file sharing but they don't care as it all adds to their numbers.

Then they wait a few months, sell, and bam start another one. Drives me nuts.
More than half of these signups aren't even human. The signups on mine are manually controlled- it confirms the email of the signup through some clever scripting, but then on confirmation it emails me for review and manual creation of the actual account.

Some of the 'signups' that get through the email confirmation, since I haven't perfected the bot-proofing yet, are really things that I would not recommend anyone host ever even on an offshore service. These are being filed, and the IPs are usually blocked to prevent further attempts.
 
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Robbeh

New Member
Yeah, I'm getting a lot of auto signups too. As you say I think the only real way to handle it is with human intervention (as you're doing).

It is dammed annoying though - it takes FOREVER!
 
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