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Started by Kovtalo, Jun 27, 2022, 04:55 AM

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I was using Byet host to test a few things out before I paid for a host and would not recommend using their services. Their free plan didn't actually look too terrible at the beginning, however, it got much worse as time went on.

Their servers were extremely slow, space was limited (as expected with a free host), but the real issue occurred when my account was terminated for no reason. Even by staying way under the limits set in place, Byet Host decided I was using too many resources and suspend my account.
Even worse, you don't have FTP or web FTP access anymore, so your files are all gone and you are left without a website! They may be alright if you are just testing a few small things for a couple of days, but I would not trust them for anything else.
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I am always kind of mystified when people are complaining about a FREE web hosting account. I mean, what did you expect really? A 5 star experience?
Not meant to bash the OP, but when you see the gripes on WHT over my decade and counting years about free and cheap web hosting for $5.00, did you sign up thinking it was a Cadillac plan with back ups, and unlimited managed support, etc.? Would you run a business this way?

Free is free, and you should expect to get what you pay for in that regard.


Byet is ok if you want to learn how to code, but I wouldn't host a serious site there - even for free.

They have a very aggressive bot/javascript check that causes Google to not properly index the site. When they implemented it several years ago, I was actually the person who contacted them to let them know about it and help them fix it.

The workaround isn't a good one and it means that Google often doesn't index sites properly and get stuck in a bot check loop before it expends it's crawl budget for a site and moves on.

The hosting is reliable enough, but you have to login to your account regularly - about 1 a month - in order to keep it (which is fair). During prime time - your site will be slow and sometimes offline.

The "Free cpanel" isn't really Cpanel - it's Vistapanel, which is a hosting panel they created and it has a Cpanel-like skin on top to trick people. It's absolutely not Cpanel - and you can view the source code of the page to confirm that.

They power most of the free hosting offers out there, because of their reseller plan. They've been around the longest, so it's difficult to find hosts that aren't Byet or awardspace and will still be around.

My major criticism with them would be the frequency of emails they send - practically spamming your inbox to death - at least 2 emails a week, every week to upgrade. Most of it goes to my spam.
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I have been using this hosting for several years. Nothing special, just a small personal site and a project that is slowly developing. Plus for a friend, a few years ago, he placed a small service there.
There were also problems with disabling access - supposedly, my site consumes a lot of resources, or there are frequent calls to the MySQL database... The reason, as it turned out, was the installation of Wordpress by an installer from their supposedly "–°panel". I don't know what's in the code, but Wordpress did generate a lot of calls to the databases, and the server's processor was seriously loaded. There are very small limits.
Demolished it, installed a clean version of WP. I made backups of the entire account - I just downloaded it to my computer with a file manager. Made a backup of the database. The sites themselves were transferred under DNS Cloudflare, at the same time the speed of access to the servers increased. Cloudflare also provides automatic SSL renewal, which the hosting itself does not allow. And pens constantly do not want to update certificates.
My mail is all on the free Yandex domain service. Works great.
Bottom line: I have everything absolutely free, everything works. A student's dream is simple.  ;D  For small tasks quite acceptable hosting.
Yes, I pay my registrar for one of the domains. The rest of the domains, like and, are from Freenom and are also free.


Byethost does not pull sites configured for automatic parsing of news from other wpgrabber sites with the WPGrabber plugin,
I had to switch to another hosting. There are two sites, the crown is set up, the price is adequate - they work perfectly and are updated.


I tried to create a website twice.
Both times the same picture. Everything is created and works very quickly, well, just a sight. I'm uploading content to FTP. After a while, only the initial page remains published index.htm and according to the links from it, there is an advertisement for byethost .
For the first time - I thought because I viewed the redirect - I had a redirect to the old site. Okay. I'm starting a new one.
The same picture. After downloading about 100 MB from the main page, advertising outputs appear instead of internal links; logging into FTP and the panel is no longer possible—é
This is the first thing that was created to catch up with traffic
or m b there's a link to a Trojan somewhere (?)
who knows?
Anyway, I got the impression that that is definitely not web hosting.