Free Fansite Hosting turns 6 today! We are one of the longest running Free Fansite Hosts in America and you can be sure we will be around for much longer! During those 6 years we have grown tremendously. Thank You for putting your trust in us & supporting our services!
We look forward to offering some free wordpress/coppermine themes to our hostee’s soon!
The Migration of accounts from “ido to “free” is going nicely. Accounts still on the ido server may experience downtime as we transfer the remaining accounts to free.
A very small percentage of the sites we transferred to the “fast.fansitehost.com” server lost database updates for the last year. If this happened to your site please contact us and we will fix it as we do have the correct database to correct your site with.
Almost all accounts transferred to the fast.fansitehost.com server during the transfer process may be having database errors. If this is happening to your site it could be due to a couple reasons, please send us an email and we will fix it.
All sites on the server ido.fansitehost.com are in the process of being transferred to free.fansitehost.com – This will be the last move for these accounts as we finish up the first part of our server migration.
Next we will be moving “some” select sites off of the server “top” & “fast” and moving them back to “free” now that the upgrades are completed. If anyone has problems with a site then please email us and we will fix the problem.
Please be aware if your site is being transferred that we recommend you use the server address for FTP to ensure you are connected to the proper server. Once connected to the proper server make an update to your theme so when you visit your site you can see if it is loading the “new” or “old” server. DNS updates should only take 12 hours, but they can take up to 72 hours or even longer if your browser or dns cache keeps them around.
UPDATE: 10/9-The server ido.fansitehost.com may be up/down while we finish the migration to the free.fansitehost.com server.
We are currently on schedule to have the upgrades complete on free.fansitehost.com sometime Friday! Hopefully we can get everything setup on the server by Saturday. That means Saturday Night or Sunday we should start transferring “some” sites back to the server.Most sites will stay on the server they are on now, but some will be moved back to free once the upgrade is complete to help with server loads/speeds.
Until then the servers “top” & “fast” may experience slower then normal responses due to them holding more accounts then we’d prefer while we upgrade the “free” server. Once we start transferring sites back to “free” performance will increase, please bare with us during this growing phase.
On a side note – Due to the server transfers some people are dealing with “DNS Cache Issues” – Things you can try:
All accounts on the server free.fansitehost.com are in the process of being migrated to our new server top.fansitehost.com – We will send you an email when your site transfer has started. Once complete your config files should be using “localhost” and not “sql.fansitehost.com”. If your site loses posts for the last year then please let us know and we will move over the correct database.
Once all sites are moved off the free server we will be upgrading it to include SSD hard drives which will make all of our servers SSD Accelerated! This should improve the loading time of all fansites.
Update: A few accounts on the “ido” server will also be transferring to “top” now. At the same time we are transferring a few websites from “fast” to “ido” to assist with load balancing while we re-configure the free server.