Do you host forums for your friends?

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  1. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    If you have a reseller account with a web host or other type that allows you to host multiple domains, have you hosted sites for your friends gratis? Has it been a good experience or have you had to limit them from using all your resources?
     
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    I never have, but I certainly wouldn't mind. If I did, I would be sure to set usage limits and let them know that I probably won't extend them everytime they need to grow. I would probably just host them to get started, let them develop their site and acquire funds to expand to their own hosting package.

    If they contributed a certain amount to the hosting cost, I would possibly upgrade the server and extend their limits.
     
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    Sounds like a good policy, Nick; better to have them know their options in advance should their site grow overlarge.
     
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    I find that too many people cross the "I just need to host some of my work" to the "I'm hosting half gig porns for some forum" line -- so I have to be pretty cool with the person to offer free hosting anymore; especially if somebody doesn't understand the basics of hosting.
     
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    I do host one website for a friend, however to be honest I am in this business to earn a little bit of extra money and not make friends by giving people a leg up.

    I am happy to help people starting out I don't mind hosting them for a couple months while they get their money situation together, and therefore I will host them - however I will not become their permanent web host unless they pay me something or do something in return for me - I do accept sexual favors lol jks!
     
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    We'll pretend you didn't say that when your wife comes to visit ;)
     
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    Lol - hey there has to be some perks in doing favors for others lol. shhhh wife is coming - haha
     

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