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free gigarocket alternative - now that will close

#1
Wanted to ask if there is any good alternative for the free hosting service provided by gigarocket. Since my experience has been great here I can't see any service right now.

If anyone knows and could help it would be apreeciated. Also with storage of 1Gb at least.

Is very sad seeing this great service close since was the best I have used since ever  Sad
#2
@Kreesher Please check in at the Forum as one never knows. This is supposed to be a temporary thing. I don't think we'll ever have cpanel hosting again, but directadmin may be a possibility in the near future.

I've got a free hosting account with Afreecloud.com - however KuJoe, the owner only provides 250 MB space. It comes with DirectAdmin Panel. I've had a VestaCP account with afreecloud since 2016. Which recently changed to DirectAdmin. It is fast and reliable, but of course not cpanel. With little disk space.

https://afreecloud.com/

@binil mentioned that he has a cpanel license with a reseller account and is thinking to start a forum with free shared hosting as well. Hopefully he will be keeping in touch and let us know about his plans.
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#3
Guys,
I am setting up a post to host service with cpanel and ssl. I am working on some issues related to that. Will announce about this soon.
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#4
(12-07-2020, 07:12 PM)binil Wrote: Guys,
I am setting up a post to host service with cpanel and ssl. I am working on some issues related to that. Will announce about this soon.

Good to know @binil. Thanks for updating us.
#5
I used to hang around https://freewebspace.net/forums/ and https://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=259 looking for free hosting before I found GigaRocket. Be warned that free hosts tend to disappear suddenly, without warning, so it's a good idea to make frequent backups.

In general the free hosts I've tried have all had issues...
Most of them disappeared one day and aren't around anymore.
Heliohost.org, x10hosting.com, and InstaFree.com were very slow. (Though it looks like of those hosts only Heliohost is currently accepting new sign-ups. ) Also, they all tend to delete accounts of people who don't log in to their control panel after a while.
Post2Host hosts are typically better quality than instant activation hosts because they weed out a lot of spammers and people who would use their hosting space for nefarious purposes. I also used to search for "free cPanel hosting" on search engines, but with cPanel's price increases DirectAdmin might be the new most popular control panel option for quality free hosting.

I looked around and couldn't find a new free host which fit my requirements, so I bit the bullet and searched hosting forums for discounts on paid hosting until I found a host I liked which met my requirements. I realize that not everyone can afford to do this though.

It's great that Binil is setting up his own Post2Host hosting service! Keep us all updated with your progress!
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#6
Totally agreed with @Yozora Also some of them are scams. You don't get any hosting. They just want you to sign up to get your info. So be very careful. When you think of joining a free host do a research first to find reviews before you sign up.
#7
I had a few idling vps that need to crunch some data, so I'm setting up a highly experimental shared hosting platform designed around a post4host concept. It is online and functional, but still very much in the testing phase while I try to refine some processes.

What makes this service unique or different from all the other free hosts? Minimalism.
  1. I am focused on staying small. Rather than trying to acquire tons of new clients, my only goal is to fill out the servers and keep them warm. Each hosting package will be custom made for the client to create maximum efficiency without overselling. When server load hits 50%, no more clients will be added. It's my hope that this will be the best free hosting you've ever had; although it will be on a first come, first served basis and only available to a small number of lucky people.
  2.  Tech: I chose to use the free web panel cyberpanel, not because of all the things it can do, but because of a few things it does well. 1 click wordpress install. 1 click ssl with LetsEncrypt. phpmyadmin. php selector. These are all the things I need to put a website up, and they work well. Cyberpanel also uses OpenLightSpeed Webserver; aptly named it is a very fast web server.
  3. Doing 1 thing well. For the foreseeable future, there is no email, no dns, and no ftp. This removes a lot of the overhead allowing the servers to focus on serving web pages. What that means for you is that you should be comfortable setting up smtp if you need mail for your site, that you're comfortable pointing your dns to the server if you have your own domain, and that you're comfortable using a file manager to set permissions and other file operations.
If anyone is interested in being a guinea pig or test subject for this experimental new hosting platform, feel free to pm me.
#8
(12-06-2020, 09:24 PM)Genesis Wrote: @Kreesher Please check in at the Forum as one never knows. This is supposed to be a temporary thing. I don't think we'll ever have cpanel hosting again, but directadmin may be a possibility in the near future.

I've got a free hosting account with Afreecloud.com - however KuJoe, the owner only provides 250 MB space. It comes with DirectAdmin Panel. I've had a VestaCP account with afreecloud since 2016. Which recently changed to DirectAdmin. It is fast and reliable, but of course not cpanel. With little disk space.

https://afreecloud.com/

@binil mentioned that he has a cpanel license with a reseller account and is thinking to start a forum with free shared hosting as well. Hopefully he will be keeping in touch and let us know about his plans.

Thanks, @Genesis as always. I didn't knew it would be temporary that is great news and even without cpannel if the service will appear with the same reliability would be great
#9
(12-07-2020, 07:12 PM)binil Wrote: Guys,
I am setting up a post to host service with cpanel and ssl. I am working on some issues related to that. Will announce about this soon.

Thanks, @binil, I and think many others will wait for some positive news soon.
#10
(12-09-2020, 08:50 PM)Kreesher Wrote:
(12-07-2020, 07:12 PM)binil Wrote: Guys,
I am setting up a post to host service with cpanel and ssl. I am working on some issues related to that. Will announce about this soon.

Thanks, @binil, I and think many others will wait for some positive news soon.

@Kreesher The project has already been started. You can check out details in this discussion:
https://www.gigarocket.net/forum/thread-...l#pid90824
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#11
(12-10-2020, 11:45 AM)Genesis Wrote:
(12-09-2020, 08:50 PM)Kreesher Wrote:
(12-07-2020, 07:12 PM)binil Wrote: Guys,
I am setting up a post to host service with cpanel and ssl. I am working on some issues related to that. Will announce about this soon.

Thanks, @binil, I and think many others will wait for some positive news soon. 

@Kreesher The project has already been started. You can check out details in this discussion:
https://www.gigarocket.net/forum/thread-...l#pid90824 
Thanks again @Genesis, register and apply already :) I will see you there and here now
#12
Great @Kreesher. I'm not just saying this, but I am really liking my cpanel account. I've had real fun blogging with it. The hosting is very high quality. I'm enjoying it very much.
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#13
(12-11-2020, 11:21 PM)Genesis Wrote: Great @Kreesher. I'm not just saying this, but I am really liking my cpanel account. I've had real fun blogging with it. The hosting is very high quality. I'm enjoying it very much.

I also have now set up everything thanks to @binil and you are right the cpannel / ftp works great and have excellent quality. I recommend to everyone!!
#14
Hey @binil just to let you know the wordpress login on the new service is giving an error regarding google recaptcha 'ERROR for site owner: Invalid key type' so can't login.

That way you can review if the key has a problem on the wordpress login on the forum
#15
Hi Kreesher. Compliments of the season to you.

I checked my hosting account and my WordPress access is OK. Could be that I set up my WP differently - manually with my own databases and uploading the script through the File Manager. I hate the Softaculous installer. Like usually it is reliable, but if it is reset for any reason, or not renewed (which I think could be a possibility), then it effects your access to the installation.

BTW you should really try out the hosting from @fitkoh as well. You can PM him here at @fitkoh. I was totally blown away with his free panel, that runs better than cPanel and the functions it has are more intuitive and work super fast. It has a WordPress installer on it that is blazingly fast. Mostly because fitkoh has set up the hosting with mysql running remotely on its own dedicated VPS. But on the same node as the web hosting.

I think it may be a good idea to have a backup shared service. So I value both @binil and @fikoh's services very much. @binil has the 5-star royal cpanel hosting. And @fikoh's is very interesting, almost genius in how he has set it up. His principle is minimalist and free. Even the domain for his hosting service was a freebee dot.design domain. He runs the database from WebMin. So this was the first time with setting my WordPress up that I haven't used localhost. The WordPress installer is fantastic, but I did the manual installation to get a feel for everything. File Manager for me is even better than the one for cPanel - it has everything one needs and no need for FTP. To keep things minimalist and also secure Fitkoh has no FTP, e-mail or DNS installed in the panel. So this was also an interesting experience for me as up to now I was used to getting name servers from the host. I learned how to set A records with the domain registrar instead. Didn't even realize it was possible to do it that way, and was delightfully surprised, as DNS from Namecheap was much better than what I'd had from Contabo through Gigarocket. And Contabo's was always very good. Namecheap's DNS is just that much better than already very good.
#16
(12-23-2020, 03:21 PM)Genesis Wrote: Hi Kreesher. Compliments of the season to you.

I checked my hosting account and my WordPress access is OK. 

Hi @Genesis. Compliments as well and wish you a great season and festivities 

When I was talking about the WordPress login was not my private site... that one is working fine. Is the login wordpress pannel for the bbpress forum https://freecloudhost.org/

That one is the one with the captcha error and cannot enter without that.
#17
(12-23-2020, 07:29 PM)Kreesher Wrote:
(12-23-2020, 03:21 PM)Genesis Wrote: Hi Kreesher. Compliments of the season to you.

I checked my hosting account and my WordPress access is OK. 

When I was talking about the WordPress login was not my private site... that one is working fine. Is the login wordpress pannel for the bbpress forum https://freecloudhost.org/

That one is the one with the captcha error and cannot enter without that.   

It might not be an error on binil's side. It could just be trouble connecting to google's servers or problems authenticating like what was happening for me a few days ago with the google downtimes.

In other news, my Frankenstein hosting service is plodding along quite faithfully.

I'm examining the possibility of adding in dns + email in the future, but I'm not entirely committed to that path. I've found filegator is a great stand in for ftp. Also looking at adding diversity to the selection of free hosting panels and operating systems. I currently have servers running Ubuntu 18, CentOS 7, and Debian 10, set up with either Cyberpanel, Webmin, or CentOS Web Panel and Apache, Nginx, or OpenLiteSpeed.
#18
(12-23-2020, 07:29 PM)Kreesher Wrote:
(12-23-2020, 03:21 PM)Genesis Wrote: Hi Kreesher. Compliments of the season to you.

I checked my hosting account and my WordPress access is OK. 

Hi @Genesis. Compliments as well and wish you a great season and festivities 

When I was talking about the WordPress login was not my private site... that one is working fine. Is the login wordpress pannel for the bbpress forum https://freecloudhost.org/

That one is the one with the captcha error and cannot enter without that. 

Sorry about that - I was away for a work. There was practically no mobile/internet over there. I am having a lot of spam user registrations, I had installed a plugin which created this error. So I have disabled it now. 

I have added a point based system like the one we have here. So points are available for daily login, comments, forum posts etc.
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(12-23-2020, 11:39 PM)fitkoh Wrote: I'm examining the possibility of adding in dns + email in the future, but I'm not entirely committed to that path. I've found filegator is a great stand in for ftp. Also looking at adding diversity to the selection of free hosting panels and operating systems. I currently have servers running Ubuntu 18, CentOS 7, and Debian 10, set up with either Cyberpanel, Webmin, or CentOS Web Panel and Apache, Nginx, or OpenLiteSpeed.
For me at the level of hosting that is provided, i.e. with junior space, the less frills the better. If one gets to 10 GB space and more senior hosting, then e-mail, DNS etc would be expected.

I like it that you don't have the frills, as it makes the hosting on the junior level so much faster, more streamlined and efficient. It works very well.

If I may ask, out of Ubuntu and CentOS, which one in your experience works the better with CyberPanel?
#20
(12-24-2020, 08:08 PM)Genesis Wrote: For me at the level of hosting that is provided, i.e. with junior space, the less frills the better. If one gets to 10 GB space and more senior hosting, then e-mail, DNS etc would be expected.

If I may ask, out of Ubuntu and CentOS, which one in your experience works the better with CyberPanel?

There are other benefits too: the smaller scope and decentralized nature of my hosting service allows me to be fairly generous with bandwidth, if less so in disk space: I can offer roughly 100x data transfer vs disk.

About Centos and Ubuntu, they both work about the same in terms of functionality. The main difference I've noticed is ubuntu seems to be a bit faster, but runs a bit heavier on system resources. Centos seems to run more efficiently but is just slightly slower.
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#21
(12-24-2020, 05:46 AM)binil Wrote:
(12-23-2020, 07:29 PM)Kreesher Wrote:
(12-23-2020, 03:21 PM)Genesis Wrote: Hi Kreesher. Compliments of the season to you.

I checked my hosting account and my WordPress access is OK. 

Hi @Genesis. Compliments as well and wish you a great season and festivities 

When I was talking about the WordPress login was not my private site... that one is working fine. Is the login wordpress pannel for the bbpress forum https://freecloudhost.org/

That one is the one with the captcha error and cannot enter without that.  

Sorry about that - I was away for a work. There was practically no mobile/internet over there. I am having a lot of spam user registrations, I had installed a plugin which created this error. So I have disabled it now. 

I have added a point based system like the one we have here. So points are available for daily login, comments, forum posts etc. 
Thank you @binil, tried today and all seems working good :)
#22
August 2021, does anyone know the address of any post4host service that is running?
#23
(08-05-2021, 03:10 AM)radioker Wrote: August 2021, does anyone know the address of any post4host service that is running?

https://freecloudhost.org/ is running. Do visit.
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