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    Did you guys know that I use to be just like you? I came to Vlexo looking for free hosting for my website (after moving through like five other free hosts. either because the service sucked or the service shut down like many free hosts do.) when the previous owner started it back in 2007. Then through the months/year I worked my way up through the ranks of the hierarchy. Through my ideas on how to improve the service and make it better/faster/and easier to use I became admin of the board and got root access to the server. A period of peace and tranquility then happened with Vlexo and the server but then the previous owner had a series of life issues which caused him to have months of intermittent inactivity in which no one could get ahold of him. This became devastating a while back when the server started acting up and crashing (I call this the period of darkness) and I did not have access to the server's upstream support to get it all fixed. Then there was a scare when he forgot to pay the server bills and I was told that the server was going to be shut down. By this time he was no where to be seen or get ahold of so I was the main acting admin and sysadmin. After that I became worried about the future of this service and the files of everyone hosted with it; so I tried my best to work around the problems. The last straw was a short period after that. The server was in a state of constant freezes and crashes and downtime was horrible. The server did not have enough memory and everyone was suffering because of it. I still had no communication with the owner so I finally took charge of Vlexo. There was no way this service could survive in its current condition and I was not going to give up and let everyone on there suffer and lose their sites, so I found a new server, transfered all accounts over, rebranded it, and started from scratch fixing all the known problems that I knew about with the way Vlexo was setup. And now here we are today. The message I'm trying to make here is that if you enjoy something and care about it enough, you can work your way up from the bottom, all the way to the top with your ideas and dedication to make the best possible service for everyone. Then one day the survival of the service may depend on you to cary on its legacy.
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    Hi guys, I'd like to urge all active members of this forum to help us fight against spam. So if you spot any post that you think you saw on some other board in word to word, and you find it in thread where it's not supposed to be, or as first post in suspicious thread to you,that might be spam. Also any post in thread that is not related to that thread should be reported as well. Let the moderators worry about that, don't be afraid to send us report, and it will deleted ASAP. [as soon as possible] Thanks for reading. bye - malcom
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    This story starts about 5 months ago, in October, with me trying to do a search for “VlexoFree” on Bing. The result was troubling as there were no results for vlexofree.com or any vlexofree subdomains. I’m not sure when this started but I do know VlexoFree was listed on microsoft’s search engine when I first started VlexoFree. Anyways, it took me 5 months of emailing Microsoft Support back and forth to find out what the issue was and for them to fix it. But I am happy to announce that as of today VlexoFree.com and all of its subdomains are now being re-indexed by Bing and will start appearing in searches today. View the blog article
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    PHP 5.6 is now installed and you can use versions 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6 if you need. :)
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    I will, but I can't just yet. Some things I use is not currently compatible with anything above PHP 5.4. Cpanel is testing a new version of their install software that will allow multiple versions of php to be installed so users and select which version they want their scripts to use. Currently I'm waiting on that to be released.
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    Once primary domain is set to islamthoughts.tk, islamabofarha.vlexofree.com subdomain will be discontinued and you may lose your visitors. Have you considered redirecting all hits from islamabofarha.vlexofree.com to islamthoughts.tk? You can use htaccess to maintain relative url.
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    Yes. Our version of openssl is patched from this recent vulnerability.
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    After getting reports today about WordPress installs getting hacked on the server I did some investigating and found that this may be a server wide hacking, meaning potentially all WordPress installs may have been defaced on the server. The exploit was mostly likely caused by a vulnerability in Apache having to due with symlinks. If you were effected by this, I have wrote the following article to help you: http://vlexofree.com/wiki/Exploit:_Hacked_by_badi I have also recompiled apache/php with a patch to prevent the exploit (although the patch may cause issues of its own) and globally changed everyone’s “wp-conf.php” to “600″ permissions. The exploit did not compromise your overall WordPress install or your passwords. The only changes made by the exploit are to the wordpress database in the following locations: the wordpress title, charset, and widgets. It only takes a few steps to fix, but it is a bit annoying to have to do it. View the blog article
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    As you said, you'll have change dot.tk service to entrydns and then to vlexofree.com I am using cloudflare and it is good
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    All the old free web hosts, angelfire, geocities, and tripod, were terrible. Absolutely terrible. Limited to HTML and client-side scripting, you're restricted in what you can do, and to be honest, geocities sites were infamous in their web design. Then there are the advertisements, which continue to this day. Now take the Personal 500 for example, it's free, and allows you to use a wide variety of server side scripting; php, ruby, etc. The only advertisement they require is a linkback on every page, which is far from a nuisance when you see the web page. As well you have 5 GB of bandwidth, which is close to unlimited.
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    Happy new year everyone! There haven’t been many changes to VlexoFree for a while which might make it seem like VlexoFree is slowing down or dying.. I’ve come here to say that this is far from the truth! To start off this year I’m getting rid of the Personal 300 plan and changing it to the Personal 500 plan. This means everyone on who is currently on the Personal 300 plan will be getting an upgrade from 300 megabytes of space to 512 megabytes of space. As I assess our current plans there might be more changes like this in the future! Eli L. VlexoFree Owner, System Administrator View the blog article
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    To get a new package, start a new thread here in the VlexoFree Support forum and use the following template when making a request: [b]Your current domain or subdomain: [/b] [b]Your current cPanel Username: [/b] [b]Current Plan: [/b] [b]Requested Plan: [/b] [b]Do you have the ads and linkback on your pages?: [/b] [b]Why do you need an account upgrade/downgrade?: [/b]
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    Most of these autoinstaller scripts cost money and the scripts in them are usually pretty outdated. I've used fantastico before and this software is just not worth paying for. If you want to install a script you should get it directly from the developer's website so you know its up to date and so you have a better understanding of how it works by installing it yourself.
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    The IP's looks like it's a mix of the RIPE network and the ARIN network ips. RIPE is a common DDOS area. Thank you for notifying us. I'll let the Admin know. Your Limits will be reset though. Please also use the template here: Once we get that fixed, I'm going to help you prevent this from happening again.
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    Again, None of these three have VlexoFree Ads. On Information on how to place VlexoFree ads refer to https://vlexofree.com/wiki/Ads_and_Linkbacks
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    Hello writer, You don't really need to create a php.ini file to import your posts into Wordpress. Try reading this. http://codex.wordpre...porting_Content Also, I can help you break the import file to smaller pieces if you don't have access to your blogger anymore. Thanks and let me know how it goes. Edit: Or try converting through here: http://blogger2wordpress.appspot.com/
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    I've seen most people leaving their content open. They set all images in images/ directory and forget to add index page to hide the content! To hide the content if index page is missing, Add the following in .htaccess file preferably in public_html directory as it applies to child directories as well Options -Indexes To override above in child directory, Add in child directory Options +Indexes You get 403 error if someone tries to access it. Once you place index page, that page will be displayed properly.
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    First off, i've been with Vlexo since 2008-2009ish so I can say much about it. First are the excellent Linux servers which are very stable and have rare downtime and fast loads. Next is the Mysql feature which very few (if any) free hosting services offer yet Vlexo does. Then there's the fast and updated 5.3 PHP and the more than fair bandwidth and space it offers for the lowest free package (P300). Vlexo has been online for years and isn't one of those sites that disappear along with all your files. Overall Vlexo is a VERY decent free host if not the best. If your money doesn't allow getting a real domain then by all means go for Vlexo, but make sure to leave a donation if you can for providing these wonderful services to it's members. Remember that Vlexo gives more than it takes so it's always good to give a helping hand. Reliability: 8/10 Software: 10/10 Support: 10/10 Space/Bandwidth (for a free host): 9/10 Total: 9/10 rating for Vlexo on my end. Lots of props and kudos to all of the hardworking Vlexo staff that keep the site ticking and keeping it what it is.
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    Good news everyone! After the first downtime I was pretty sure it was going to happen again. So I did some stuff so I would be sure to see what was causing it. It happened again, and needless to say I caught the account. The downtime will stop now.
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    I want staff to be active on here helping people so I look for people who have at least/around 100 posts and have been helping members with their problems.
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    Well, I've been reading around. The reason most of you are having problems because you have to wait at least 24 hours for the dns to resolve, so please keep this in mind. These are the following nameservers for all VlexoFree plans. NameServer 1 : ns1.vlexofree.com NameServer 2 : ns2.vlexofree.com
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    00. Disclaimer. The effectiveness (and necessity) of tricks explained below depend heavily on the server configuration (i.e. system-wide installation of ruby, rubygems, rails, fcgi etc.) The instruction below was conceived and implemented at http://rj.vlexo.net in the 2008-06-19..2008-06-26 time frame, and applies to vlexo server configuration as of that time. Your mileage may vary. 0. I assume you have a working rails application, that is successfully running on your local machine using script/server. Configure the database access to match your Vlexo account details. (beware, Vlexo CPanel changes requested database and user names to the form ACCOUNT_DATABASE, ACCOUNT_USER, where ACCOUNT is your Vlexo account name). 1. In past, Vlexo CPanel provided an option to create an empty rails application. Now it's gone. I wonder if it had deep meaning? Anyway, just go ahead to upload your application somewhere in your home directory. If you upload it under public_html, the source files of the application will be also availabe which may or may not be the desired side effect. 1.5 In order to be able to use CPanel RubyGems function, you may need to patch your gem executable in $HOME/ruby/bin, by adding the following line at the start of the script $:.insert(0, '/home/USERNAME/ruby/lib') where USERNAME is your vlexo account name 2. In past, Rails were installed globally. Nowadays, you have to install it yourself (or hope that it is already installed). CPanel Rubygems service comes in handy. From now on I assume you have rails installed in $HOME/ruby/gems. (In my case, it was already installed. I wonder if it was installed by Ruby-on-Rails CPanel function, or is included into new user template) 3. As of this moment, the two ways to run your Rails application on Vlexo is CGI and FCGI (since Ruby-on-Rails applet disappeared from CPanel). Theoretically, FCGI should provide much higher throughput, as it is capable of serving multiple requests using single rails instance. Anyway, the setup is basically the same. You need: (a) copy dispatch.cgi (or dispatch.fcgi) to your public_html/cgi-bin directory (don't forget to 'chmod 755 dispatch.cgi'). ( adjust require line so that the path to config/environment is correct. © add the following two "magic" lines at the very start of the script: $:.insert(0,"/home/USER/ruby/lib") ENV["GEM_PATH"] = "/home/USER/ruby/gems"[/code] where USER is your user name at vlexo. The first line instructs ruby to load 'rubygems' from your local directory rather than the default system version that is outdated. The second line instructs rubygems to look for rubygems in your local directory, rather than in the system-wide gems directory. 4. You need to tell Rails how to react to [i]/cgi-bin/dispatch.cgi[/i] request lines. In the simplest case, add the following lines to [i]config/routes.rb[/i]: [code]map.connect 'dispatch.cgi', :controller => "APP" map.connect 'dispatch.fcgi', :controller => "APP"[/code] where [i]APP[/i] is the name of application controller. At this step, pointing your browser to [url]http://YOURSITE.vlexo.net/cgi-bin/dispatch.cgi[/url] should run your rails application 4.5 Installing 'fcgi' ruby gem for FCGI access. The attempt to install 'fcgi' gem through CPanel/RubyGems was not successful, so I recommend uploading the files from local installation. In my case, uploading the following files to [i]$HOME/ruby/lib[/i] was sufficient: [code]fcgi.rb fcgi.so libfcgi.so.0[/code] 5. Don't forget to add [CODE]AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi[/code] to your [i]cgi-bin/.htacess[/i], otherwise FCGI will work in (effective) CGI mode and will not bring any performance benefits.
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    If you must have the server time as UTC then fine. There you go.
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    None of my business, is my stance on this. If a person wants to get married to a person with someone else of the same sex, why the hell not!
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    PHP 7 will come but we have to wait for cPanel to support it first. Not sure how long it will take but they are working on it.
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    Nevermind, I was just being an idiot. Sorry!
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    Sounds like it might be Joomla related. Joomla might need that folder?
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    You need to change the nameservers of your domain to the ones at http://vlexofree.com/wiki/nameservers
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    Looks good. If you have any addon or subdomains make sure they meet the requirements too.
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    iPanel Username: Jerrod Domain: jerrod.vlexo.net Package: expert I recently noticed my account being suspended. Can you please let me know what I can do to get this fixed and what I need to do if i get unsuspended. Have been a long time member and contributor from the days of Vlexo Paid accounts.
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    The whois record shows your domain expires in December 2012!
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    Please use the format in this post:
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    Unsuspended Your main site still has default page! You need to have some content on main website!
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    I looked at your account, all your files are 777 Please read this and fix all your permissions: http://vlexofree.com/wiki/File_Permissions
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    With MyBB you can just add it to either a footer, or header template, that way they appear on everypage. (Not exactly sure how MyBB works - you'd have to check with them about their templates, etc). As for upgrading/downgrading - it's possible, just post in the appropriate forum with the appropriate thread format and you will be assisted accordingly. EDIT: And there is no fee unless you're wanting to pay for the Expert 200 Addfree plan, which is $5.00 USD a month, or $60.00 USD a year, which doesn't require linkbacks or ads. Regards.
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    Inspiring one, malcom. I like watching those types. On the other hand, if you're bored, you can also watch this video below: Hope you're entertained
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    Welcome to VlexoFree! I hope you enjoy the services we provide, and I hope you enjoy your stay!
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    Here's a work in progress. What i'm planning to do is add two further (larger) boxes below with information about linkbacks and help. Im still not happy about the colour of the stars though - annoyingly you can't get a gradient on those using CSS due to the way the CSS3-based starburst is formed, but ill work something else out.
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    Check Site Software Section in cPanel. You can install softwares from there. Open cPanel. Click My Software under Software/Services Select the software you want to install Configure the software You are Done Alternatively, download your forum software (from phpBB,myBB or vBulletin) Upload using FTP and install it in directory of your choice.(public_html or public_html/some directory) Open yoursite.vlexofree.com/some directory Follow the instructons there. You may need a database for it to work. Create it MySQL® Database Wizard using cPanel
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    Hey, I did a quick edit of the main page, because it was basically still the default one. I also created an Ad/Linkback info page. Feel free to roll them back if you want the previous ones!
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    I am not too happy about this amount of downtime! But heres what happened. I was sleepingUser mathsx overloaded the serverServer crashed/froze4 hours later I work up to find the server had been downI submitted a support ticked to get the server manually rebooted.Server is up and running.I post this topic explaining what happened. Total downtime was ~4 hours, 19 minutes.
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    Whats wrong with donate? I was able to access it and go through the process all the way to paypal.
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    Your email is now your cpanel email. You can reset your passoword now.
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    Hey! I had some troubles myself finding out how to remote control my database through my own terminal. So.. I found the way, and thought maybe some people could use this advice! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Regards, Ayevol