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#16 OP FirePhobos

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 17:44

Thanks for all the help/advise for the moment I will use http://powrhost.com/ as i'm unemployed and i have a household to sustain i cant afford to spend a penny in hosting. Let's see if in a near future I can get a job and pay the bills properly and then I can buy ftp space.

Once again thanks to you all!


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 19:40

Is that the correct url?

"http://powrhost.com/" has been blocked by the <snipped> Web Security URL Filter Database. The URL is listed under categories (Spam URLs), which are not allowed by your administrator at this time. The following reputation level was assigned to it: Suspicious.

So you want to use a site that webfiltering blocks?

#18 Glassed Silver

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 19:53

Thanks for all the help/advise for the moment I will use http://powrhost.com/ as i'm unemployed and i have a household to sustain i cant afford to spend a penny in hosting. Let's see if in a near future I can get a job and pay the bills properly and then I can buy ftp space.

Once again thanks to you all!


That site - even without anything telling me - looks cheesy and suspicious as hell...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 20:18

Still not one mention of why he thinks he needs "ftp" To be honest I doubt it is - there are always different ways to skin the cat, I would like to know why ftp is the only method of skinning this particular cat ;)

#20 shozilla

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 20:36

Still not one mention of why he thinks he needs "ftp" To be honest I doubt it is - there are always different ways to skin the cat, I would like to know why ftp is the only method of skinning this particular cat ;)


Host companies have FTP server along with web server such as apache.. for example, you want to use FTP so you could upload site data to be seen by public... so your administrator can setup an ftp account for you. even the setup files for anyone to download from the web... ie: ftp://domain.com/files/firefox.exe or http://domain.com/files/firefox.exe ... something like that.

Please note the links that I mentioned above, those are not real... Neowin changed from text to hyperlink by itself.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:03

user with less than 10 posts, asks for ridiculous requirements for free, then miraculously finds a host that suits his needs perfectly!
Sounds like a bad attempt at advertising to me

inb4 powrhost is OP's crappy site

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:05

I agree with you hosting companies normally provide ftp or sftp or webdav or web gui as way of managing files on your host site. But the OP mad no mention of just free hosting site.

He only mentions being able to ftp 800MB file - not that this 800MB file would then be on some website mysite.tld etc.

Details of what exactly he believes he needs ftp for would go along way into helping us suggest solutions to what he is wanting to do. Most free webhosts are more than likely going to be a lot lower than 5GB of space?

If the files will ultimately be available via http, why does he need ftp as method up uploading them - why does the current cloud solutions not work?

Need details of the cat if you want actual help in finding the best skinning method!

edit: Guth makes a good point, it could be just a spamming method for this crap site he says he is going with.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:07

user with less than 10 posts, asks for ridiculous requirements for free, then miraculously finds a host that suits his needs perfectly!
Sounds like a bad attempt at advertising to me

inb4 powrhost is OP's crappy site

Not saying OP is this guy, but it's pretty interesting what one WhoIs and a quick Google search on that name returned (second result even, after his own website (?) that just blanks):

http://thenextweb.co...khat-douchebag/

Wouldn't touch Powrhost with any size pole as it looks.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:10

Not saying OP is this guy, but it's pretty interesting what one WhoIs and a quick Google search on that name returned (second result even, after his own website (?) that just blanks):

http://thenextweb.co...khat-douchebag/

Wouldn't touch Powrhost with any size pole as it looks.

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haha I just left whois and was going to google when I saw your post :)

Just in case, sorry OP if you are not advertising via asking a question first then answering it yourself. This does look fishy though.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:19

user with less than 10 posts, asks for ridiculous requirements for free, then miraculously finds a host that suits his needs perfectly! Sounds like a bad attempt at advertising to me inb4 powrhost is OP's crappy site

You do make a point...
@ OP update us?



Check powrhost twitter:

#GuilhermeLeicam and located in portugal and other portugal related stuff...

OPs info:
Location: Ovar, Aveiro, Portugal


Too fishy...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:49

I agree with you hosting companies normally provide ftp or sftp or webdav or web gui as way of managing files on your host site. But the OP mad no mention of just free hosting site.

He only mentions being able to ftp 800MB file - not that this 800MB file would then be on some website mysite.tld etc.

Details of what exactly he believes he needs ftp for would go along way into helping us suggest solutions to what he is wanting to do. Most free webhosts are more than likely going to be a lot lower than 5GB of space?

If the files will ultimately be available via http, why does he need ftp as method up uploading them - why does the current cloud solutions not work?

Need details of the cat if you want actual help in finding the best skinning method!

edit: Guth makes a good point, it could be just a spamming method for this crap site he says he is going with.


You made valid points but the OP is trying to pull the users to his site for his services or site hits.

The files can be download from either ftp or http depends on site owner's decision.

Budman, not everyone use the cloud services, you know.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:49

You do make a point...
@ OP update us?



Check powrhost twitter:

#GuilhermeLeicam and located in portugal and other portugal related stuff...


https://twitter.com/powr_host doesn't seem to have anything about portugal about it, and the domain is registered to someone in UK. Report it with evidence if you have it, I just don't see it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:55

https://twitter.com/powr_host doesn't seem to have anything about portugal about it, and the domain is registered to someone in UK. Report it with evidence if you have it, I just don't see it.


https://twitter.com/..._host/followers
https://twitter.com/..._host/following


Just random portugal related followers and following...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 22:16

"Budman, not everyone use the cloud services, you know."

And where did I say they did?? Just trying to understand why someone thinks they need FTP for FREE to some host to do what with? What is the reason for FTP access?

If what you wanted was a web host why not state that? Why is ftp even brought up - if what you want to do is create a website then what your looking for is webhost for free. If what your looking to do is share or store files, then cloud comes to mind.

He only mentions FTP host, and then what he links to is not even that - its a webhost. Well what 95% of every webhost on the planet would allow for ftp access I would think. Plus other methods of putting files there. So why not say that is what you needed.

I am looking for the details of why the only way to skin this cat is ftp?? I am having a hard time coming up with a reason that might be needed - I can not think of one reason where I would have to have FTP. what am I after sharing files, storing files - website with files on it?

I am think more and more that this is just some attempted spam method of drawing attention to that site.

Maybe a mod should just delete the whole thread?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 22:24

user with less than 10 posts, asks for ridiculous requirements for free, then miraculously finds a host that suits his needs perfectly!
Sounds like a bad attempt at advertising to me

inb4 powrhost is OP's crappy site

That was also my first thought.