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deanhills

Member Since 10 Sep 2018
Offline Last Active Sep 10 2018 02:21 PM
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In Topic: Application for hosting account on Tommy Server

10 September 2018 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the prompt response @Bailey.  I'm in the UAE at the moment and have a constraint with VPN - it's against the law here.  Paypal blocks my account when I'm outside Canada.  Think I'll wait until I'm in VPN country again - hopefully by end of September and will apply then.  Thanks for the feedback.


In Topic: problem with signing up for new account

10 September 2018 - 02:04 PM

We've had others report that as well. It's usually due to the user being on a public network of some form (free wifi, university/school, workplace, etc.) and there's nothing we can do about it :( Try using a VPN or the like, sometimes that fixes it, oddly enough.

 

Also, if you're signing up in the middle of the day, all the servers are full anyway since we limit registrations on the two servers that are currently available. You have to try it at midnight UTC to have a chance at getting a slot.

That is exactly what must have happened to me.  I had to go through a series of recaptchas.  Buses, more than one about sidewalks.  Both for signing up for the hosting account and then again for signing up for the Forum.  I'm on a public "free wifi" at a hotel.  So that must be the reason.

 

If I may ask, what is the middle of the day in global language?  So I can avoid peak times for HelioHost.


In Topic: Where are you from?

10 September 2018 - 02:01 PM

Funnily enough when I get this answer I want to say I'm from GigaRock.  Also from Frihost and various other post to host forums.  In real life I'm in between countries.  Resident in South Africa, hoping to get another contract in the UAE but fast giving up hope it will happen, and now in the process of planning my return to Canada. 


In Topic: What was the AnonymousFox hack?

10 September 2018 - 01:55 PM

Wow!  Has this issue been resolved yet?  I'm a great user of WordPress - also a fan.  I've been using WordPress for years without having a problem with it or it been hacked.  I've used it on a number of servers spread far and wide.  I've used it on VPSs and shared hosting accounts.  I've installed it from the command line, from Softaculous and from other Softaculous alternative tools.

 

Would be very interesting to know how the hacker managed to infiltrate the installation process.


In Topic: List Of Free Domain Providers

10 September 2018 - 01:48 PM

I know there are quite a number of people who don't like Freenom as they got burnt when Freenom took back their domains, but for me Freenom is the easiest and from a DNS point of view also the most efficient free domain providers there is.  I've been using them from dot.tk days and also when through the period just before Freenom took over - or at the time they were taking over - when there were bots sent out to check out whether the domains were following the rules and domains were cancelled left right center.  I haven't had that happening to me in a very long time.  For me I only use the free domains for sites that don't attract a lot of traffic and some of my sites I've had for 10 years.  For my more popular and serious sites I get a paid domain, but for quickie sites Freenom has always served me well.