Submit Your Testimonial Video for a Chance to Win an Upgrade!

September 3, 2013 in News by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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We’re launching our new testimonial video contest! Submit your testimonial video of at least 30 seconds talking about your positive experience with WeHostFree and for every 25 video submissions, we’ll pick 1 lucky winner to be upgraded to either our Business shared hosting plan or our R1 reseller hosting plan FREE for 1 year! It’s your choice which plan you’d like to go with.

You can either upload the video to YouTube yourself, or feel free to send us the video file and we can upload it to our own channel. Once you’ve recorded your clip, send us a support ticket with a link to the video and we’ll enter you in the drawing!

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or here on our blog to know when 25 videos have been uploaded. We’ll announce the winner via e-mail!

We’re Now Offering Softaculous Free of Charge!

September 2, 2013 in News, WordPress by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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I’m happy to announce that today WeHostFree is offering Softaculous on every single hosting plan; Free or Paid!

What is Softaculous? Softaculous is a wonderful option you can locate in your control panel. It allows you to install software onto your website with the click of a button! You no longer have to fear installing WordPress. Simply log into your control panel and click the icon.

Softaculous currently offers over 300 programs you can install on your website! Whether you’re looking for a shopping cart, forum, blog, etc. I’m sure you’ll be able to find it!

Before Softaculous, we were assisting users with their WordPress installations, so this should make things much easier for everyone. We still are offering WordPress support, so should you run into any problems we can offer support starting at $9.99.

To browse the catalog of software, log into your control panel, scroll all the way down to the bottom, and click the Softaculous icon.

Here is a screenshot:

The second arrow points to the most popular software. If what you’re looking for isn’t here, then […] Continue Reading…

We’re Now Automatically Blocking Free Domains

August 23, 2013 in News by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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Even though I have the rules on the Web Hosting page and I have a separate page for the hosting Rules, people STILL tried to register free domains such as .TK and .CO.NF. I was getting tired of having to keep blocking all these orders where people tried to get a free hosting account for a free domain.

I’ve now successfully implemented a new feature that will not even let a customer continue if they try to place an order with a domain extension that I’m blocking such as .TK. The user will receiving a message such as this one:

 

Sorry, we do NOT allow free domains such as .TK, .CO.NF, .CO.NR and so on. We suggest that you read our rules first or go back and enter in a Top-Level Domain name such as: Example.com

 

There you have it! If you try to register a free domain name on the blocked list, you will not be able to get through. Rest assured that I will continue to scour the Internet for free domains and continue adding them […] Continue Reading…

How to Backup Your Computer’s Files

August 20, 2013 in Tips by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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I thought this would be a pretty good topic to bring up since I have first-hand experience about losing files on my computer. I’ve had numerous hard drives crash (too many to count) and I’ve accidentally deleted files. I learned from my lessons fast and am here to share a great tool with you!

I’ve often setup RAID-1 in my home computers to help retain data should a hard drive fail. Explaining RAID setup is beyond the scope of this post, but basically RAID-1 requires 2 hard drives. Whatever is copied on hard drive 1 is copied to hard drive 2. What happens though if your house were to burn down, there’s flooding in your region, or  lightning strikes your computer? You can still lose all your data!

I now use a little tool called CrashPlan. This is not a free tool and it does cost a small monthly subscription. It costs $5.99/month or as little as $3.95/month if you pre-pay 4 years in advance. CrashPlan offers UNLIMITED disk space and will backup whatever folders you […] Continue Reading…

Apache and MySQL Have Been Upgraded

August 19, 2013 in Updates by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
Server Updates

Just a quick side-note, Apache has been upgraded on our servers today to version 2.4.6. We’ve also upgraded MySQL to 5.5.x.

You shouldn’t notice an effects on your site. This was a behind the scenes update that caused no down-time. As always, we backed up all your data in case something were to go wrong with the upgrade!

 

WordPress Installation

August 19, 2013 in WordPress by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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With over 60 million websites using WordPress to power their website (much like this post you’re reading right now!) we wanted to offer a service that would host your blog for free. WeHostFree was created to help webmasters, like ourselves, bring their website online as cheap as possible.

WordPress is a free software that you can install. You do have to know some programming in order to get the software to install on your site. However, we do offer a simple solution for installing WordPress. Once you log into your hosting’s cPanel account with us, you can click Site Software >> WordPress. This will offer a painless install which takes care of all the leg work for you.

We offer a 3rd option. If you are still unable to figure out WordPress, have questions, not sure where to begin, etc. We do offer WordPress installation / support for a one-time fee of $9.99. This is very cheap considering that if you were to hire a programmer, they’d probably charge $20 minimum for just the install and […] Continue Reading…

FREE Daily Backups

August 18, 2013 in News, Updates by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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Good news! We’ve just launched our daily backup system today. What does this mean for you? Your site will be backed up to a remote server automatically every day! Before we were running manual backups ourselves which took up precious time. In case a server ever crashes, or you accidentally make a change to your site that you didn’t mean to, you can open a support ticket and we can restore your site up to 3 days prior. Just tell us which of the 3 days you want to go back to.

What do you have to do? Absolutely nothing! This is all automated and absolutely FREE! We strive to make your free hosting experience as painless as possible!

We’ve Successfully Moved to Dedicated Servers

August 18, 2013 in News, Updates by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
Dedicated Server

Prior to today, we were using reseller hosting accounts. We’ve now outgrown reseller hosting, passed VPS servers, and moved directly to dedicated servers.

We can confirm that everyone’s accounts were successfully moved over without any down time. It appears that the name-servers have now 100% propagated over to the new servers. If you’re using NS1.WeHostFree.com and NS2.WeHostFree.com as your nameservers, there’s nothing else for you to do.

However, if you’re using custom name-servers, such as ns1.YourDomain.com and ns2.YourDomain.com, then you need to update the IP addresses your name-servers point to. Otherwise your site will appear offline! If you need any assistance, please feel free to open a support ticket.

Our new servers are located in Canada, which is a central location for the entire North American continent. We have been thinking about opening a dedicated server overseas for our foreign customers. If this is something you think you’d be interested in, please feel free to e-mail us or leave a comment below.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to open a support […] Continue Reading…

How Serious Are We About Storage?

August 11, 2013 in News, Updates by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
Server Storage

Take a look at our Windows storage which holds all of our files. We’re ALMOST to a FULL 10TB which translates  in to almost 10,000GB, or basically 312 Samsung Galaxy S4 phones being completely full of data!

On top of that, our 10TB of storage is also backed up remotely to another data center here in Minneapolis, Minneosta! Your site is backed up, which is then backed up to another server! Please sleep well at night knowing that your data is safe with us here at WeHostFree.

 

Free Hosting Rules and Success Rate

August 10, 2013 in Updates by Geeks Hosted  |  1 Comments
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Currently at the time of this post, GeeksHosted has a successful applicant rate of about 30%. Most applicants who try to sign up for our free hosting are not succeeding because they are trying to either:

A.) register a second-level domain such as a .TK extension.
B.) Signup from a proxy, VPN, or somewhere other then their physical location (yes we know when you’re using a proxy!)
C.) Your site does not fit within our terms of service agreement.

Remember, if you read the rules first, you’ll have a much better chance at getting a free hosting account with us!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to open a ticket.