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Retiring the directory

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.

41 blog comments below

Sorry to hear that. I think having a directory was a good idea but it has been needing a major clean up for a long time so I can understand your decision. Maybe you could hand pick 5 or 10 websites that you link from the home page so that new members can at least see what amazing websites they can have here.
Peterssidan on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:15 pm
Sounds like a good plan to retire the Directory. Agree with Peterssidan's suggestion about linking top Websites. Would it be possible to do those on rotation basis though so every one gets a chance, OR how about a contest for the 10 top Websites at Frihost? So as to get people to submit their Websites?
deanhills on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:34 pm
What about a topic with sample websites hosted by us, featured prominently?
Bondings on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:49 pm
The directory was a good idea,but it needed constant attention and without that it became a directory of dead links,so I applaud the removal.

I think if your going to have sample websites they would either have to be on the main index or the forum index,having them as a topic won't get noticed by any passers by thinking about signing up for hosting.
truespeed on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:19 am
I used to spend Frih$ listing my website and enjoy myself. But yes, it lacks of usage now. I hope a new feature will take the place of it, as a brand-new means to pay coins or Frih$~ Very Happy
inuyasha on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:06 am
And also we are waiting for the new features.
cybersa on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:24 am
What about a topic with sample websites hosted by us, featured prominently?

Sounds like a good idea. Place a link on the home page and on the forum home page.
standready on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:59 am
Never visited it even once. Good idea ! Wink
RosenCruz on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 pm
^^ And you have been a member since 2005. Shocked
truespeed on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:34 pm
What about a topic with sample websites hosted by us, featured prominently?

For sure a better alternative imo

Also we have the advertise your site section as well so it's all good.
Josso on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:00 pm
You should also remove the directory listings from the account page.
Peterssidan on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:54 pm
what is this ??
Shuayb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:49 pm
haven't visited it even once :p
andro_king on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:07 am
For above two,

It was website directory.
You can add your website to this directory by using your coins or frih$.
By adding, you can get some back links and traffic.
cybersa on Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:57 pm
@cybersa - Did the backlinks bring in more traffic to the website which we listed in the directory ?
I think i missed it !
cheater01 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:54 pm
You know if you ever need programmers I'm sure you could ask us to write some things for you. Might as well leverage the community yeah? Keep it open sourced and let us review it for security. Then you get new fresh code without having to dedicate time yourself. Just a suggestion.
Aredon on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:36 pm
You should also remove the mentioning of directory listing from the frihost home page.
Peterssidan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:36 pm
It is quite good decision taken.
rjraaz on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:18 pm
I think this is a great idea. If it can not be maintained then it should be retired. A directory full of dead links helps no one and just makes the community of Frihost look worse for the wear. I think it made it look as if the Frihost administrators were slacking on their duties or worse had disappeared, leaving behind a functional but not exactly helpful community. So, thank you Blondings for retiring it, even if you do someday bring something similar back. I appluad your dedication.
pauline123 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:05 pm
Directory is a good stop for searching a website. Anyway thanks for the information bondings.
airh3ad on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:03 am
Why not try again directory. Sometimes it's lack of publicity, users need to know about it, functionality.
DesquisiadoMoral on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:01 am
A wise choice.
ocalhoun on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:54 pm
It is quite good decision taken.
fakhrulrazi on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:25 am
i am also waiting for new feature.
inder1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:19 am
The directory was a good idea
inder1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:32 am
Awesome idea
microurls on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 pm
It sounds it really interesting, but I have little doubt, can you explain it little more.
urgentappliance on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:55 am
I was the first one in that directory! Anymore though its probably best you let that one go. Good at a time but anymore kind of a waste
Blaster on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:19 am
What is that?
FNXHenry on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:53 am
I always wondered what that was for. Always saw it on my account page for 50 frih$, but never actually knew what it was. Interesting.
foumy6 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:05 am
Don't have much knowledge about this, so can't discuss it. If I get any information related to this I'll definitely share with you.
urgentappliance on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:45 pm
Don't know what this is...
tyler87898 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:59 pm
What if I use this host for FTP features only?
Will it be disabled due to lack of a web site?
strdb on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:10 am
thank you very much
reg2009 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:55 pm
thank you
My names Ponny by the way, Im new here
Does anyone know how to explain in ten lines how to get a website up and running from here using joomla.

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ponny on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:54 pm
I'm sorry here that Sad
Syrobot on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:53 pm
I seriously do not know how I missed this discussion for so long.

Maybe listing by domain is a little hard because of the fact that a domain can be hosted elsewhere. I think an alphabetical list of frihost sites shouldn't be that hard. I do think it's a little rash to not list the sites at all.

Would it be hard to list the frihost sub domains? As in "" which is mine? I'm saying this because I don't stand to gain much from an alphabetical listing, but I still want to browse other frihosters sites from time to time. The directory was where I did that.
IceCreamTruck on Mon May 20, 2013 7:03 am
Too bad, I thought it was a good idea!
7110kemmerk on Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:11 pm
haven't visited it even once :p
corefinder00 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:19 pm
I haven't visited it yet...
daniel_dynamic on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:04 pm
Too bad, I thought it was a good idea man ... Shocked
Abody2020 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:12 am

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