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FreeUnix closed
« on: March 01, 2014, 01:20:30 am »
On March 23. in 2008 we launched FreeUnix - a free webhosting project. And that is "free" as in beer!
No surprise we got several thousand submissions asking for a piece of that cake. At the time of shutdown
we had 924 more or less active users, we deleted inactive ones about once a year. We answered a few
support requests per month, helping people install some CMS, remove malware infestations or even fix
custom PHP scripts. There was some abuse, too. We had a small amount of copyright claims and some smart
ass script kiddies tried to use us as elite battlestation to fight cyberwars from - yeah, right.
Every odd month someone tried to send spam from our mailserver, too. Thanks to our great head admin and
the support team none of those threats lasted for more than a few hours and no real harm was done.
In october 2013 we had to make a decision we always tried to avert: to shut the service down. There was
too much time going into it and we would have had to invest even more to fix some issues with incompatible
software versions and we simply don't have that time anymore. We tried to inform everyone ahead of time,
but probably some of you are reading this text because the creator of the website you actually wanted to
see ignored our warnings.
It was a fun ride and some day we almost certainly will launch another project featuring a great, public,
and free service - but one that needs less support.
We sincerly hope you enjoyed the FreeUnix webhosting project and have a great day.

The FreeUnix team.


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Re: FreeUnix closed
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 05:04:30 pm »
I just wanted to say thank you for the (free!) service you guys provided over the years, when I stumbled into problems I was helped back on to the right path in no time.

I will surely miss my spam free email and the great webspace that was freeunix. I would hop on to the next project of yours, whatever it may be, without thinking twice.

Greetings from Switzerland and thank you again


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Re: FreeUnix closed
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 02:09:27 pm »
RIP Freeunix.