2020-02-14 22:23:01

Hello, I just launched my hosting service. This is for those who develop apps or games and don't have a website where to upload them to. I am willing to host their projects for 3€ per month. Why they should choose this service? Because it's not so expensive, and the links for projects that are hosted here will never expire. How does it work?
User shall send me an e-mail at [email protected] containing the setup file of the project in question or a .zip, .7z or .rar archive containing its portable version and a brief description. Furthermore, the message should contain the e-mail address that is associated to his/her PayPal account. After that, I'll send an invoice containing the price for the project hosting for that month.
After he/she pays it, I'll upload the project on this website and I'll give him/her the download link.
Note: Updates are published for free.

Its web page is here.
http://www.florian-ionascu.ro/en/softhost.html

If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask them here or in private.
Note: If you want to talk to me in private, please don't send private messages on the forum, I don't check this inbox so often. Thanks!
Kind regards,
Florian

If you want to get in touch with me, e-mail me at [email protected].

2020-02-15 10:57:15

so why shouldnt i use dropbox or any cloud service or get a free hosting of my own, you still need to give reasons to convice me, and 3 euros per month is not expencive in my apinion

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2020-02-15 12:42:51

Hi there.
great service. Just wanted to point out, that the user should have there own FTP account on the server. since automatic app or game updates takes place, how will we make? and it is a bit expencive. Since i have 1 TB on one drive. I know not many people have it, but just pointing it out.

best regards
never give up on what ever you are doing.

2020-02-15 14:59:06 (edited by urior 2020-02-15 14:59:26)

Isn't such a service allready there made by simpter? If i remember right you acn get that for free if you mail him. And these even take kare of a domane.

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2020-02-15 16:42:39 (edited by florianionascu7 2020-02-15 16:49:53)

omer wrote:

so why shouldnt i use dropbox or any cloud service or get a free hosting of my own, you still need to give reasons to convice me, and 3 euros per month is not expencive in my apinion

Dropbox and other cloud storage services have a limited space for free. If you bought aditional space such as 1tb from Dropbox or Onedrive, you would pay a price more expensive. OK, I also have a space limit. I can provide you 1gb space, a high upload and download speed, an unlimited broadband, a high security and 100% uptime. Furthermore, according to my hosting provider, all data is stored on 4 servers in the world, so the backup is secure.

ashleygrobler04 wrote:

Great service. Just wanted to point out, that the user should have there own FTP account on the server. since automatic app or game updates takes place, how will we make?

Users will have their own FTP account. I'll change the way this service works. The user should send me an e-mail containg a brief description of his/her project, the e-mail address associated with his/her PayPal account and the username and the password he/she wants for that FTP. After he/she pays the invoice I send, I'll create the FTP where he/she can upload the project. The link will follow this pattern: https://florian-ionascu.ro/projectname/projectname.exe
Note: Don't upload porn and illegal content on that FTP. Nor me and my hosting provider are responsible for it. If you do this, I'll give you a warn and I'll delete that content. If you proceed to do this, I'll delete your FTP without any refund.

If you want to get in touch with me, e-mail me at [email protected].

2020-02-15 17:04:58

good at1, but you can add contact info form under you're website for better access

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2020-02-15 17:36:10

you can give me 1 gb of space, for 3 euros, while dropbox gives me 2 for free, and it lets me restore my files if i delete something mistakely, so its still not a reason to make me buy your survice

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2020-02-15 17:40:16

@4 true. I am soon gonna expand my servers so i can help omre people out. This has been planed for a while while. But this service sounds interesting as well, but why don't you get a shorter domain and then make subdomains like projectname.softhost.ru? That would make your service go good as well.

think before you post/ban/remove stuff/act/mee what not, think before you do anything except think before you think, cause well, that is not possible? #nonsense

2020-02-15 19:05:54

Yeah, maybe I'll do that in the near future.
Here's the updated SoftHost page.
http://www.florian-ionascu.ro/en/softhost.html

If you want to get in touch with me, e-mail me at [email protected].

2020-02-15 19:51:46 (edited by Ethin 2020-02-15 19:54:47)

I question people quite a bit when they say that they provide "good security". So, florianionascu7, what"security" do you offer? If I log into your server -- with your permission, mind -- and perform a system audit, will I get a high score back? If I check your "security-concious" code, will I see that your safely using good cryptographic algorithms? Do you do your best to secure your code (i.e. use SGX or custom memory containers) and wipe memory when your done with it when that memory contains sensitive information?
My point is that when you say that you provide "high security" I'm going to want a detailed description of what precisely your "high security" actually consists of. There have been far too many businesses that say "We care about your privacy and security" when they really don't for me to accept that you provide good security when you say you do. So,what does your "high security" actually consist of?
As for your payment system, its flawed. Don't do it this way. Don't process payment data on your own systems either. Use an external service like Stripe or PayPal to do that. Manually processing invoices has a hole heap of problems.

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!]: 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out ?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."    — Charles Babbage.

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2020-02-15 20:56:42

Well now hold on there just a minute. @5, do you mean to tell me your secure service requires me to insecurely email you my ftp username and password? That personally wouldn't make me feel very safe, because now somebody other than me knows my login credentials. Oh sure, so does just about every other business hosting something for me right now, website, email accounts, cloud storage, but at least they didn't manually create my account and my password, hopefully, at least, was never stored anywhere in plain text.

That Guy. Serving those people since that time. To contact, use that info.

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