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Free Hosting - Trusted & Scams
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Hey, I found the 'Free VPS - Avoid these sites' thread helpful. There are just as many scammy hosting sites - if not more - than scam VPS. I am making a compilation of my experiences and those of others here.
  • Good, but limited - these sites are ok, but either limit you to using their website builder or otherwise place restrictions not apparent upon sign up.
    • Weebly - A little known site, weebly restricts you to using their builder, but allows you to place custom HTML elements in your site, as well as edit the templates HTML, and even customize the CSS. Also less invasive 'get your site with us' banner than wix. [Verified by Scáth]
    • Wix - Bigger name than weebly, but builder - only. No css/html control. [VERIFIED by ishanDS]
  • Good - These sites deliver exactly what they say upfront. No more, no less.
    • Freehostia - old, and limited space / bandwidth, but legit the last time I checked. [VERIFIED by ishanDS]
    • OneWebHost - a service by one of our own (ronsor). Still needs work, but legit and gives you what you are promised. Proprietary cPanel equivalent.
    • Byet Hosting - 1GB disk, proprietary cPanel equivalent, FTP and email. [VERIFIED by ishanDS]
    • HostingANL - Old, VestaCP Nginx hosting. 5GB disk, 100GB bandwidt, other plans available. It's a p2h, with an all but dead forum.[VERIFIED by ishanDS]
    • altervista - an old and trusty company. Plan starts limited but you can use ad credits to buy upgrades in space and bandwidth. Ads must be done through them, if you try to do them on your own you will be banned.
    • gigarank - Post2Host with 1GB data and 25GB bandwidth. Recommended by @xdude
  • Borderline Scams - They give you something, but not anything near what they promised.
    • Grendel Hosting - Affiliated with YouHosting. Nuff said. [VERIFICATION REQUESTED]
    • 000Webhost - They seem to offer something, but many users complain of their accounts being locked. [VERIFIED by ishanDS]
  • Certainly Scams - Don't even bother. These guys will just steal and sell your info
    • Hostt - claims to offer unlimited free hosting. Domain release issues abound, and they won't stop billing you unless you threaten them with legal action.
    • 3Jelly - Referral based scam. Affiliated with 5Jelly and yocats... Don't even bother. [VERIFIED by ishanDS]
    • Onhosti/Onhostii - Same guy as 3jelly. Supposedly uses a cracked version of cPanel. Stay well away.
    • Freehosting - similar issues to hostt. Very low uptime, and silent support. (note - issues taken from a mywot report. Verification requested.)
***PLEASE REPORT ANY OTHER SCAMS / INCORRECT INFO TO ME, OR POST IT HERE***
ModNote: YouHosting/ResellerClub/Fortatrust/Chunkhost and their resellers are to be put in borderline scam. Please try to minimize discussion of them. They have bretty bad service.
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I have extremely mixed feelings about this thread.

What we really need is a guide to tell YouHosting Resellers apart from the folks running their own servers.
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#3
Hey can you add OneWebHost to that list Smile
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My bad @ronsor, I forgot! Will update soon.

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I wouldn't mind writing that, if I knew of a good way to do so without creating an account with a provider.
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I've added 000webhost, and verified some of the current hosts. Also, stickied Smile
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Thanks Ishands! I'll try to add more sites where I can. In the meantime, I will try to create a thread of hosts that need verification. (ones I don't have a clue about).
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About 000webhost.com, in past i've used it for some time the only problem i got was a ddos attack, i never got suspended etc.

Add https://byethost.com/index.php/free-hosting to good but limited
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@hotdogcat,
How is byet hosting limited in what you can do? I have not used them but they don't seem to have much of a limit, other than of course the limit of 1GB storage (you have to have some limits on a free plan, that is how they can keep serving files free).
Re: 000webhost, there are some good things and there are some bad ones. This is why it's not lumped in with3jelly, etc.
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I've added HostingANL and verified ByetHost.
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#10
Here goes the change log... From now on just edit this post when you make an edit.
*****Change log for Thread*****
[2015::06::16][Scáth] Thread created. - Later: Added onewebhost to 'good'
[2015::06::17][ishands] added 000webhost to 'borderline scams'. Thread stickied. Verified Wix, freehostia, 000webhost, and 3jelly.
[2015::06::18][Scáth] added byethosting to 'good', added onhosti to 'Certainly scams'. Verified weebly.
[2015::06::19][ishands] added hostingANL to 'good'. Verified byethosting and hostingANL.
[2015::06::??][Scáth] added altervista to 'good'.
[2015::07::05][Scáth] added Hostt to 'scams'.
[2015::07::22][Scáth] added gigarank to 'good'
[2015::08::16][Scáth] added Freehosting to 'scams'
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