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  Post #16 (permalink)   04-15-2014, 04:37 AM
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Someone, somewhere has to pay for this, so technically no.

But the same can be said with "free shared hosting", it's not free, someone is paying, whether it's a philanthropic host, or visitors to hosted site seeing adverts.

It's almost impossible to monetize a free VPS, as the host cannot even be guaranteed that you would be running a website on it.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   04-18-2014, 12:02 PM
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In my opinion there is no such thing as a free vps, or free web hosting you "get what you pay for" or "don't pay for" in this case. Not saying there aren't any low cost providers but in some form it is not free. you will probably have very bad support and very unreliable service.

My suggestion would be look for a low cost provider if you want to save some money.
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Nothing is free when it comes to web hosting. If you get something free there is always a hidden cost. Free domain (gotta buy a year of hosting), 6-months free (buy the first 6), etc.

Web hosts who offer amazing packages for a low price should be avoided as well as any host offering unlimited space, bandwidth or free hosting, vps or dedis. These kinds of host do not last long. Even big hosts that offer 200g space for $4 are not worth going with. These hosts put limits on your account and in the end you suffer.

You should always do your research and find a host that offers reasonable space for a reasonable price. These kinds of hosts are more likely to be around a year from now. As stjohns2004 said, "You get what you pay for" and I live by that motto.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   04-18-2014, 11:25 PM
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Is there such a think such as free VPS? I have been pretty curios. I have seen a couple of sites however what are the catches on them???
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It will surely have some hidden costs or may be made available for a limited period of time
Definitely they are having some kind of hidden charges and if not then they will charge the same at the time of renewal. Taking free hosting is not a bad idea but be ready to pay at renewal time. So I would suggest to go for Shared Hosting at starting at later on proceed with VPS Hosting.
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I tried a 100% free vps a couple years ago

What an everlasting experience to never do again.!!

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I was just wondering thank you for the adivce. The freevps was ment to be an experiment as freesharedhosting is a big think
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any vps you don't have to pay for is free. simple. don't know why it takes 2 pages of posts to realize that.
 
 
 


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No one can provide it free of cost for ever. A company can provide it for a discounted rate or free for first month but not forever.
 
 
 


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No one can provide it free of cost for ever. A company can provide it for a discounted rate or free for first month but not forever.
Nonsense. It can be provided for free as long as the company wants to. For example I could offer a package that inlcudes a free vps with a dedicated server

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Nonsense. It can be provided for free as long as the company wants to. For example I could offer a package that inlcudes a free vps with a dedicated server
This is not free. You'd be asking people to buy something else to get it.
 
 
 


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"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" expresses the idea that even if something seems like it is free, there is always a cost, no matter how indirect or hidden.
 
 
 


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This is not free. You'd be asking people to buy something else to get it.


That thinking is ridiculous and its nothing more than kindergarten metaphysics. In this context "free" refers to a monetary transaction and means you don't pay money for the thing.

If I charge $100 for a dedi and $10 for a vps and you come to my site you will pay $110.00 for both. If I tell you to wait until tomorrow and I will give you the vps for free, and you do so walking away with a dedi and vps by just paying for the dedi, are you going to call me a liar?

According to your logic you would be right to do so. You might is well say the air is not free since you have to pay for the knife that kills the animal for the food you eat in order to operate your lungs and breathe. Or you need to pay for Kleenex to unplug your nose during a cold. Or, the butcher is giving away free steaks on Mondays -- wait a minute, I have to pay for gas to get there. Its not really free! That's how ridiculous these responses are.

How many hosts have you seen give a couple months hosting for free if you pay a year in advance? Are they liars too?

Here is a question for you that would be easy to answer if you are correct. Since everything that is free has a cost, can anything with a cost be called free? And if not how do you determine the difference between something that is free and something that is not (since they both have a cost, and a cost is a cost is a cost)?

If I don't charge you for something its free, by definition. Period! Its amazing how so many alleged businessmen here are befuddled by this concept. I'm a nice guy so I'll give you analysts another month and two dozen posts to figure that out.
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Collabora, you are swapping terms, unfortunately.

Let's take a closer look on your example. You sell a dedi for $100 and a VPS for $10. In order to sell dedi, you give VPS free - you do not charge customer for it, SO HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY.

However, VPS he gets is not made of air. It is a part of another dedicated server YOU own and in order to be operational it should be PAID FOR. If the customer does not pay, YOU DO.

Of course it is your choice - lose $10 to earn $100 - yet it does not change the fact that "free" VPS is paid for. By YOU in this case, not by your Customer, yet datacenter receives the payment to make this VPS operational (it is lower than $10, of course, because you have your margin, so you pay $4 for instance).

"Its amazing how so many alleged businessmen here" are right. Yet more amazing is how stubborn you are in defying the obvious truth.
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Let's take a closer look on your example. You sell a dedi for $100 and a VPS for $10. In order to sell dedi, you give VPS free - you do not charge customer for it, SO HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY.

However, VPS he gets is not made of air. It is a part of another dedicated server YOU own and in order to be operational it should be PAID FOR. If the customer does not pay, YOU DO.
You are being silly. Stick to the context. Its free to the buyer, not the seller, of course. You even used the word free. Sheesh

In your example suppose I got the dedicated server that has the vps for free? Your logic is invalid by way of reductio ad absurdum

When the customer does not need to pay for a good, we say that good is free. This has nothing to do with the cost of running the business that sells the good. When someone asks where they can get a free vps, you don't need a bunch harvard mba wannabes discussing the meaning of free for 5 weeks to give an answer. Get real.

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I have to agree with Collabora. Getting something free whether it be through another purchase or someone handing stuff out is still free. If I go to a store and buy something and because I bought that item I get something else free, it is still free. It is free in the sense that "I" did not have to pay for it. So, using the example above, buying a dedi and getting a VPS free means I got a free vps. Business expenses, gas to get there, etc. should not factor in.

Just my 2 cents.
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