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FreeUnix offline
01.03.2014 • 01:21 [PHCN]

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 sincerely hope you enjoyed the FreeUnix webhosting project and have a great day.
The FreeUnix team.
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