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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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    When you try to login your username needs to be lowercase. Try that and see how it works.
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    http://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg This is EPIC tribute to all that movies from 80es.
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    You're in the top 10 oldest accounts on the server though! But I'm sorry to see you go. The account has been suspended and will be deleted soon.
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    It's not suspended. You need to change your IP to 68.168.212.204 in cloudflare
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    Today I upgraded our Apache (what’s used to make your web pages be seen on the internet) version to the 2.4 series (was the 2.2 series before). With this upgrade should come performance improvements so you should see your web pages load a bit faster now. For an in depth look at what’s new take a look at: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/new_features_2_4.html An important note for all users who are running an RoR application, apache 2.4 is adding the index file name from the DirectoryIndex directive to the URI, so if rails is in production mode this shows up as a 404 error causing cpanel’s/apache’s redirect/rewrite to not work making your application not show up. To fix this you must add the following to your “.htaccess” file in your “/public_html” folder: DirectoryIndex disabled Other minor news is that PHP was also updated to the latest 5.4 minor version, which is not that exciting. The next major update should be updating PHP to version 5.5 but it was made available to cPanel only a few days ago so I’m going to give it some time to mature and fix any bugs that come up. View the blog article
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    I suffered the same thing from my site too. There is a chance that the security issue is on the hoster's side. Please see http://whmscripts.net/misc/2013/apache-symlink-security-issue-fixpatch/ I've used the latest WP version and all plugins are updated (I only use about 10 anyways). My password is secure also.
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    Unsuspended and you domain changed. Thats all thats needed (unless you have sub or addon domains that dont have linkbacks. in which case you should add them).
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    I have created this page to help with people having issues setting up their email. http://vlexofree.com/wiki/Mail
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    How can i changed the authentication method in gmail? I ticked 'Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.' and its still not working.
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    Aki, PM me so I can help you prevent this in the future.
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    You should be good to go if you just got the Personal 300 Plan! You'll be moved to Approved soon
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    Dont worry about it. After a while I terminate all pending signups.
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    Don't miss even a single word....It's Too good An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and..... Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Prof: Is God good? Student: Sure. Prof: Is God all-powerful? Student: Yes.. Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm? (Student is silent.) Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good? Student: Yes. Prof: Is Satan good? Student : No. Prof: Where does Satan come from? Student: From....God. .. Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student: Yes. Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct? Student: Yes. Prof: So who created evil? (Student does not answer.) Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they? Student: Yes, sir. Prof: So, who created them? (Student has no answer.) Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God? Student: No, sir. Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God? Student: No, sir. Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter? Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't. Prof: Yet you still believe in Him? Student: Yes. Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son? Student: Nothing. I only have my faith. Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has. Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat? Prof: Yes. Student: And is there such a thing as cold? Prof: Yes. Student: No sir. There isn't. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn ofevents.) Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat ... We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.) Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness? Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you? Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man? Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed. Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how? Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought... It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey? Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do. Student:Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.) Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar..) Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain? (The class breaks out into laughter.) Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir? (The room is silent. The professor stares at the student,his face unfathomable. ) Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son. Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
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    You can check the Joomla Requirements and the server configuration to know if Joomla is supported. I've used Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 and both are compatible with VlexoFree. Joomla is not supported on site software. You need to upload it manually and then install. You can install in public_html or any of its child directories. Make sure you've created MySQL Database,User and granted required privileges before you install Joomla.
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    I'm no vlexo support but I dont see why it wont be possible. as long as you read the TOS and put the necessary linkback and/or ads you should be fine.
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    My status is Pending approval please approve it. should i post my interview again? where is my interview topic?
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    I'm still in the interview stages , but so far I am finding the process pleasing. the interview stage while may seem awkward to some, I find it to give a personal feel. and a sense that I'm not signing up for some geocity experience.
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    Try setting the permission of "/home/divartic/public_html/msm/install" to 755.
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    during my registration process, i am directed to the "Free Member Area" Free Member Area Member Aread To login to the Ad-Free member area, please continue on to: https://vlexofree.com/clients/ the page reads as above. however the last 3 lines appear to be 10 or so pixels off the page to the left. if i can provide any other information to duplicate and/or solve this ....issue.... let me know. Thank you, Mark Head
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    running install running build running build_py creating build creating build/lib copying feedparser.py -> build/lib running install_lib copying build/lib/feedparser.py -> /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages byte-compiling /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/feedparser.py to feedparser.pyc[/code] Try again
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    You heard right! Our old server (named "quad") couldn't handle the load of all our accounts on it so VlexoFree has moved to a new dedicated server (named "deuce"). Our new server is a quad core Q9550 running at 2.83GHz with 4GB of memory and CentOS 5.4. Compare that to quad which was a quad core Q6600 running at 2.40GHz with 2GB of memory and CentOS 4.8. The one caveat about our new server is that it doesn't have fantastico. Sorry for the people who relied on it heavily. Important: Only the members who are new and the members who have shown they comply with the new VlexoFree at this post have been moved over the our new server. The rest of the members are still on the old server. If you want to be on the new server you have to post on that thread (and change your nameservers to the new vlexofree.com ones). And as always; if your site has any issues after being moved please let us know. I'll be happy to try to fix the problems. Edit: I have also disabled new registrations of *.vlexo.net subdomains. I do not own that domain and I do not want people to be affected if the owner neglects to renew it.
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    All good. If anyone cares I have added a stats page for VlexoFree at http://status.vlexofree.com. Current server stats <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/small.php"> <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/small.php?type=uptime"> <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/uptime.php?type=1"> <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/small.php?type=service&port=80&name=HTTP"> <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/small.php?type=service&port=3306&name=MySQL"> <img src="http://status.vlexofree.com//images/dynamic/small.php?type=service&port=21&name=FTP">
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    Its been over a year since i've my blog hosted with Vlexo. To be frank , I didn't expect superior uptime and superb upload speeds to the server. I upload tons of images (mostly reviews , my personal items and screenshots and stuff). and it has never been slow. Not to mention the greatest team that Vlexo has put up. I've to say that indeed I made the right choice by selecting Vlexo. I still have the PM which I keep and which is about a year old Thanks again Vlexo !