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    Unhappy f2s.com is going to be a paid service !!!


    Sad news !!!!!!

    Just got a mail from f2s.com that they are gonna end up there free service in Feb 2002. Such a shock !!!

    I can't live without it.

    I mean, one of the greatest free hosting service you can find. You can get a very cool sub domain like www.jdk.f2s.com . You have mysql, you have perl, you have php even posgresql. That too you signup and next day everything is ready !!!

    I can't live without email as sweet as jdk@f2s.com. my good ness, I wonder what I would do. Those names are like my identity now.

    I wonder I would be able to spare those dollars which they are asking ?? Any good souls here in , can do me a favor ???

    JD
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    Hmm... thats wierd, I have 3 pages and and haven't yet got an email from them... How much they want anyway?
    And you know I mean that.
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    This is the mail I got.

    Hello,

    We're contacting you as a subscriber to the Freedom2Surf's
    experimental free web hosting service.

    At Freedom2Surf we're constantly updating our web hosting
    service and one of our big concerns is to make sure we have
    the highest standards of customer service. To be able to
    provide this we have decided to discontinue the experimental
    free hosting service that we have been running.

    The service will continue until February 28th 2002 after
    which time any websites which have not transferred to our
    Global Hosting package will be closed.

    But don't panic! To switch your website from the free
    hosting service to our Global Hosting package, couldn't be
    easier and it's excellent value, you get:

    + .com domain name registration
    + Telephone and email support
    + online web statistics
    + Frontpage extensions
    + PHP4 and Perl CGI
    + MySQL database
    + 20Mb webspace included

    Only 36 + VAT per year!

    (N.B. Non-UK users do not have to pay VAT, as a rough guide,
    36 is approx EUR 57.50 and $51.50)

    Other options available include:

    - email service
    - extra web space
    - extra database space
    - web-based and POP3 based email hosting
    - .biz domain name

    TO PURCHASE:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    You can easily purchase web and email hosting, just log in
    using the members log-in page at:

    https://secure.freedom2surf.net/home/member.htm

    Then click on register domain name and follow the
    instructions. This will ensure that your selected services
    are unaffected after February 28th 2002.
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    To read more information on our services, check out:
    http://www.freedom2surf.net/products%20&%20services

    Or you can email us at mailto:sales@freedom2surf.net

    We hope the changes ahead won't cause too much trouble for
    you and that you will stay with Freedom2Surf.


    The Freedom2Surf Team
    http://www.freedom2surf.net

    JD
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    that doesn't look to good for us.
    >>To be able to provide this we have decided to discontinue the experimental
    >>free hosting service that we have been running.
    Screw that! How f2s is known if not free hosting? I dont many many people who use their connect and paid hosting....
    And you know I mean that.
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    That is horrible news as long as I am concerned.

    Anyways, lets see what happens.

    JD
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    that's 0 good news. There are lots better deals than that nowadays that offer more.

    Heck http://www.spaceports.com offers more or the same as that and it's a free service.
    You know your a web programmer when you see a '$' and think of PHP rather than money.
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    Spaceports ?????
    Forget that.

    I have used atleast 50 free services. No way anyone can stand with f2s.

    JD
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    s'pose its inevitable, that somethign good, ur alwayz gonna have to pay 4 it
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    I too started beliving in that.

    There is nothing like free lunch.

    now when I see free service I am suspicious about it !!!

    JD
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