Created on Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:17 am with 87 blog posts
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Server 1 was comprised yesterday and directories that were needed for booting are gone.
I will have to reinstall the operating system first and configure it. Then I will need to recreate all the users and put the account data back so that cPanel recognizes it. And I can only start this after backing up everything on a different server.
All this is going to take a long time unfortunately, my apologies.
Edit: The data has been restored, but there are most likely still a lot of problems left after the restore. If you encounter any problems, please post them here!
Frihost wishes you all a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah and a Happy New Year!
The directory was originally planned to be a showcase of websites hosted by us and also a means to get some traffic to your website.
However, I didn't program all needed features, like removing and changing entries (and have never found the time to do it). This has caused that the directory is now filled with non-existing websites and a lot of websites that are still working might not even be hosted by us anymore.
About the websites listed themselves, I don't think they get as much traffic as I expected, even in the top-11 thing.
Anyway, I have decided to retire it completely. I will start by removing the top link to it (it's taking a lot of place) and will probably completely remove it in some time.
If everything goes correctly, I will soon (in a few days) be moving the current VPS1 accounts to a dedicated server.
The new server is the same hardware/location as Server 4, but has cPanel. It has 32GB of RAM, a nice processor and a lot of (raid) disk space. Soon after the move I will increase the disk space and bandwidth quota of the accounts.
The server is already in use by a limited number of accounts of another free host that I recently bought to prevent it from being shutdown. Even together with those other accounts, the server should still be heavily underused (which I guess you won't mind).
I will update this post with more details about when exactly the move will take place.
This will be the details:
Hostname: host.3ftp.org 188.8.131.52
Please note that most users will not have to change anything. Only when you have a domain and you pointed it directly to the server ip address you will have to change it to the new ip address and this only after the server move (not now). If you only have a subdomain or pointed your domain(s) to our nameservers, you won't have to change anything at all.
If your account has been moved and you pointed your domain to the A record of our previous server/vps, please change it as fast as possible to our new server ip 184.108.40.206!
Current status: The accounts themselves are transferred. The dns settings should also be ok now and direct everyone to the new server. Unless you manually pointed your domain name to our old server/vps, in that case change it to 220.127.116.11. Please everyone check if it is working fine!
I got to work yesterday and removed about 500 inactive hosting accounts on VPS1. Quite a few of users who hadn't logged in for over 4 years (although with hundreds of posts).
This took quite a while, especially since cPanel interrupted a lot during the removal.
I think that the server is performing a bit better now as I haven't seen many internal server errors during the last few hours.
In any case, I'm planning to move the remaining VPS1 accounts to a new server, although I haven't decided when yet.
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