Lab rats required to test new free hosting service
As some of you may know I sold my hosting business in September last year, part of the sale conditions was that I cannot offer any paid hosting services for 2 years. So, to keep my hand in I decided to set up a free hosting service.
After a few weeks of playing around with things and a very last minute decision (yesterday) to use Blesta, I have decided to do a bit of a 'soft launch' to get things started.
As always I have too many ideas and trying to do too many things that if I wait until they are done, it will be 2021 before I actually offer anything. So I wanted to get something out there for review.
You can find the new site at - HostingCubes.net
Due to the last-minute decision to use Blesta I have added only two services for now so that I can get some feedback on whether everything is working as it should.
As a side note, I have removed most of the client signup fields in Blesta, all that is required is a name, country, and email address. Saves you thinking up fake info.
There are a single domain and multi-domain account on offer. Using @Francisco at BuyVM in both LU and LV for these. The main site and Blesta are hosted at DigitalOcean in the UK, the mail for both is all being handled by @jarland at mxroute.com.
As much as I have tested things, there is bound to be something I have missed, so really appreciate people signing up and kicking the tires before I announce any further services.
A few things in progress:
- New, way better site design and proper Blesta Integration coming.
- Other locations being added for shared hosting.
- Reseller services coming soon and will be offered to a limited group, i.e. LES members.
- Other services also coming along which I will update on later, you will think I am crazy!
There are others but I need to calm down and stop!
Feel free to embarrass me here when you find any issues.