I am having to move my freehost off of a certain provider due to one person creating a few "phishing" type sites. I am now informed I will be fined 100$ per new incident.
I am looking for the best way to do this - do I need to order my own IP space and dedicated circuit? Do I need to offshore this freehost?
I actively deal with abuse complaints and resolve them immediately and have several checks in place per individual file and etc. I need a place I can host a dedicated server that is used to dealing with abuse issues.
If you have ideas let me know - I have to move soon - or come up with a plan How do all these other freehosts continue to operate I am sure they have ten billion more complaints in a day than I do in a year..
we run a very large free hosting service and boy is it dificult to keep up with what the users are doing...
In general it's "safest" if you were to have your own connections rather than going through a "3rd party" datacenter. If you actually owned the ip space the abuse complaints would come directly to you and most likely not go to your carrier or upstream unless you were neglegent.
Colo, and get your IPs direct from ARIN (won't be easy). We were running free hosting before, but after a while received to much abuse. Some ways to detect it is to run hourly/daily crons which check for words like PayPal and eBay.
In the end, free hosting was not worth the trouble...
Offshore hosting which is tolerable to complaints will be fairly expensive.
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They seem to give us a fair deal of time to rectify any abuse problems, and we personally ALWAYS chase up on abuse, and possibly send a "naughty-naughty" snailmail letter to whoever abused the service. It normally does the trick of scaring them off.
Batcave- I am fairly familiar with your operation. What server do you currently have at The Planet? Do you require managed or unmanaged hosting?