I always see people complaining about stuff here. They want all the features of a premium hosted account or VPS without having to pay for anything. My advice? Pick two:
You can’t have the best of all worlds without paying something. How many other free services give you Control Panel? or Databases? or DNS? or FTP accounts? or Cron jobs? The answer: NONE! Most free accounts give you nothing. You get very small storage space or no tools or features.
If you are using this service to set up your site or just learning about system admin or web development ---- it’s perfect! But, if you’re trying to run a business on a free service you’re going to have a bad time. This service is limited (because it’s free!) and you can only go so far… if you need a professional web hosting service then pay for one. You can upgrade your Infinity Free account very easily. Just pay for the premium service and most of your problems will be solved automatically (e.g. daily backups, uptime, limits, etc.)
I have a few free sites and I love that Infinity Free servers offer pretty much everything that a regular hosting service offers – but, for free! I’ve also set up Zoho mail for my free domain to get email service too.
I can understand why Infinity Free stopped offering email… spammers are a huge problem and always have been. I think that Infinity Free could solve this problem by charging a tiny, tiny amount for every email sent. Imagine that you get charged 0.003 cents for every message you send? You send a 100 emails a month. You get charged 30 cents. For most people this would be a good compromise. But, for spammers, this would be too expensive. They don’t want to send 100 emails – they want to send 100,000 – and this would cost them $300. Way too expensive for spammers! If you could fund your account with crypto this would be even better. Transfer your crypto earnings (like BAT) to a wallet which can be used to pay for outgoing email. That would be a cool service.
But, there are lots of people here who complain about stuff. I think that Infinity Free does the best free servers on the Internet. The combination of features and options can’t be beat!
Good job Infinity Free! Keep going.