Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Technology (*)

Do you support PHP? FastCGI? SSI?

What database software do you support?

What common web applications and frameworks work with your system?

Do you support TLS for member sites?

Can I use .htaccess files to customize my web server configuration?

May I install other types of servers that are not web-based?

What type of control panel do you use?

What software can I use to access your system?

Any program that can upload to our system using the FTP protocol should work. Our members have successfully used many popular WYSIWYG editors (e.g. Dreamweaver) to create web pages and upload them to our system. Given the swiftly-changing nature of this kind of software, we'd recommend visiting our Member Forum or doing a general search for the latest information.

In addition to regular FTP, we also offer SFTP (Secure FTP) and scp support should you wish to upload your files under the aegis of strong encryption.

Of course, since we offer ssh-secured shell access, you are equally welcome to use vi as your HTML editing tool if you prefer. (Or emacs, pico, nano, and others.)

What are the most common things that do not work on your system?

Why don't you offer static IP addresses?

Does 'NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS' support subdomains?

What is your hosting network like?

How big is a gigabyte?

How many MySQL databases can I have?

What sort of spam protection does your email forwarding provide?

What kind of hardware and OS will my site be running on?

Do you support IPv6?