I can’t remember where exactly I heard about this web host, but InsaneGB.com sounded like a great deal. You can read their website for more details, but in a nutshell they got PHP 5, MySQL 4, and everything (Databases, Add-on domains, etc) is unlimited except disk space and bandwidth. They give you 5GB for disk space and 20GB on bandwidth per month. Which is great for a free host, if you ask me; heck, they even offer cron jobs.
Testing Their Setup
So I decided to give them a shot. I put up my personal blog on their server. In retrospect, maybe that wasn’t such a great idea, but I did it anyway. At first everything was great. Stuff was fast and everything was popping up instantly. There were some things that most would consider acceptable for a free host.
I couldn’t run any PHP ini_set commands
So there’s no increasing running time for scripts. I guess I would live without that.
You can’t open/download any files from outside servers
This I came across when trying to use some of my WordPress plugins that automatically install plugins and automatically upgrade the WordPress installation. Oh, well.
For a savings of at least $7 a month, I guess I can install scripts and upgrade WordPress myself.
Where They Lost Me
So with every free host, there’s some give and take. But I just experienced some major downtime: upwards of two (2) hours.
Oh well, sounded like a good idea at first.