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Fast SSD Server Up & No Cloud Linux at FFH!

Our new server is up and running and many admins have already been transferred to it with more to come. This new server fast.fansitehost.com features SSD hard drives for the operating system and SQL databases making what is usually the slowest part of serving a fansite faster then ever! As SSD hard drive prices get cheaper we plan to add them to the other two servers and any new server we implement will come with them also. The file storage portion of your account still uses regular enterprise hard drives as that is how we can allow unlimited space!

So NO to Cloud Linux with us!

We decided a few months ago NOT to use Cloud Linux on our servers as they LIMIT each account to a certain amount of server usage. This means if your fansite gets a surge of traffic then a Cloud server will slow your site down as to not affect the performance of other fansites (good for other fansites, bad for yours). Since our servers are designed to handle a massive amount of traffic we have rarely had issues with a fansite using so much resources that the server is affected, so in essence Cloud Linux is only NEEDED when a host OVERLOADS their servers with too many accounts that it can’t handle “surge” traffic from them. We personally think Cloud Linux is useless and mostly a marketing ploy to turn a free product “Cent OS” into a PAID product aka Cloud Linux!

We allow fansites that get a surge of traffic to use as much of the server resources as needed as to keep it up and running, this is very useful for when your fansite gets extra traffic due to a season finale, awards show or just some juicy “gate” scandal! We promise we will try not to overload our servers to the point that your individual fansite is affected!

If questions let us know in the forums!

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Attention WordPress Users

If you use WordPress then you may have noticed you have a new login popup when logging in. The username and password to that popup is FFH. You can type it in all caps or all lowercase. We have implemented this password protection to eliminate Hackers who use “scripts” to try to guess your WordPress login information. With this 2nd password in place it will effectively eliminate all hackers from being able to hack WordPress sites on our server unless they know our “FFH” password which won’t be coded into the hackers scripts.

We may also implement this for Coppermine photo gallery, so if you see the password login popup occur on other scripts for your fansite then it is safe to assume the username/password will be FFH.

If anyone has problems accessing their site then please contact us.

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Server software updated!

We just updated Apache and PHP to the latest builds. This may have broken some older scripts in your fansite. If you need help fixing any problems then please contact us by email!

**UPDATE**

Some fansites are experiencing 500 Internal Server Error messages. If your account is doing this then connect with FTP and delete/rename the file called “php.ini” and your site will start working again. If you need help with this then please contact us for support.

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Updated Terms of Service

We have updated our Terms of Service.

  • Hotlinking images from your account to another website is not allowed. We will disable hotlinking on any account causing too much bandwidth.

We must enable this rule for accounts abusing our unlimited bandwidth by hotlinking their photo gallery to other websites not on our servers. If your main fansite is currently not hosted by us and you use our services for a photo gallery only then you cannot hotlink the thumbnails or any images to your main site. You must send your visitors directly to your gallery for them to enjoy our free unlimited bandwidth!

If anyone has questions about this policy feel free to contact us.

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Happy Holidays!

Free Fansite Hosting would like to wish all of our hostee’s a very merry Christmas! We look forward to growing with you in the coming year!

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New Server Updates

The new server has finally got FFMpeg and a few other dependencies installed in order to make PHPMotion and other video scripts work again!

We were also able to get ImageMagick and TrueType installed so captcha plugins work again.

If anyone ever has a problem with something not working or something not installed on the server that is needed then please contact us and we will help to our full ability!