What happened to Jcink.com?

Feb 20 2006, 06:05 PM

For the past like two days, my host, HostUltra.com has been suspending me. Users were given "Forbidden 403: You are not allowed to access this site." since around 7oclock or something yesterday. This does not mean you were banned.

I went to Host Ultra support explaining I couldnt get into FTP anymore and the site was 403 forbidden.

Initially they told me that they had "screwed up everyones permissions" so the support staff there fixed my account from the 403 error - display again. OK, so I say thanks but tell them the FTP server is not working. The staff there once again was helpful, they actually upgraded the server for me to fix the problem they said.

And it was fixed. Great.

When I signed into my filemanager though I found files called ".suspended" and ".htaccess.suspended" inside them was the code:

RedirectMatch .* http://server5.hostultra.com/suspended.page/

I said thanks, but I asked why these files were on my site and told them they looked like suspension files. I told them I hadnt done anything bad to my knowledge, but I would like to know why they were there. The host himself replied to me with all in captial letters:

QUOTE
YOUR ACCOUNT IS SUSPENDED

PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE EMAIL LIKE WE INFORMED YOU IN THE FIRST REPLY.


I never recieved ANY email, I checked all my email accounts. Finally I try loggin into cpanel again and this time it presents me with a screen stating I've been suspended for "excessive server resource usage" and that I have been emailed with details (NOTE: STILL no email is here)

This is a little weird, my bandwidth usage is only a QUARTER of what they give and my space is 1/8.

Whatever, so I see there's an unsuspend button so I hit and it took the chance to backup my site and move. My host ultra account will be re-suspended in 24 hours so I moved the entire site here. I'm still going to try to find out whats wrong but I think this may be it for host ultra for this site.

Everything is moved to freejcinkhosting, I'm still fixing it up and the links in the header dont work at the moment, probably broken links. Downloads and a lot of the main site are ALL up. The arcade is down, and so is the shoutbox service right now.

I'll be fixing it asap but this is what happened in case someone thought they were banned or we dissapeared or something,

thanks for your time,
Jcink

Comments

  1. Jcink Says:

    Ahwell.I'll close this thread for now, I dont have to keep posting news because even without HU: We are still online and moving along. If I get it back you'll see at a later time, you'll just know cuz you'll see me using jcinkcom.ho8.com*topic closed*

  2. Dylan Says:

    Sad period.. their a site hosting company and should re-send your email . even if it is auto you deserve to see it.

  3. sebthib55 Says:

    Lousy host... If it really is due to a lot of ppl visiting this site. They have problems. If people pay for the host... and don't break TOS they should addapt to the users that use their services. If not they refund them and should suggest a couple new sites that can accomadate them.

  4. Jcink Says:

    QUOTEExcessive usage is not the space or bandwidth.The usage you are abusing is either the processor or the server RAM.As I do not have the email that was sent to you I do not know which one or bolth you were abusing and from where. (it is automatic) Your best bet would be to review any scripts you have on your account and to check your logs to make sure any scripts that are running are yours. If you notice any scripts that are not yours please promptly remove them. If any of your scripts are abusing the server then you need to fix them so they dont abuse the server.It's a nice reply but it does not help. my response:QUOTEThank you for your reply. I have checked over the account now and all the scripts running are my own, I have uploaded them. There are several scripts on my site which recieve a lot of visits, one is my message board, then my arcade, then my downloads script and a couple other scripts so it could be any one of those. I really don't know and I dont have logs to look at, since this is the mini package. If the e-mail with the specific details could be resent then I would be better able to identify the problem and fix it. :-/I dont think I'm ever going to get this email. And guys I honestly think that If i ever get the email, the problem is the messageboard because we have so many people on here and their server just cant handle it. I find that stupid, mine can handle it just fine and theirs cant.that'll be my last message, then thats it. either they send this email or they dont. ill use it to host downloads then.

  5. sebthib55 Says:

    Alright! I like that Also glad to hear you got a reply Drum roll please.... brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrrbrbrbrbrbr...... LOL

  6. Jcink Says:

    correct, everyone will be able to send email. edit: and it'll make the server "legal" a.k.a. within my internet providers ToS so i think its worth it. I got a repsonse from HU, checking.

  7. sebthib55 Says:

    Oooo that sucks about the hacking thing. If you do unblock it by paying you said u will get a mail server so that means we will also be able to e-mail from our website or will that still be blocked?

  8. Jcink Says:

    Ohh sorry. Na thats ok thanks though I have jcinkhosting.net.ms and my afraid.org domains at the moment. http://QuickArcade.jcink.com should be pointing here now too Its not attached to it, I'll wait. My ISP is retarded and charges to unblock port 80 so that 81 will go away. Bleh I need to wait till spring though for it to come to my area.I tried looking for programs to hack my modems firmware to uncap the 80 but there isnt anything for webstar. Im gonna have to pay, it'll unblock so i can have a mail server too.

  9. sebthib55 Says:

    Jcink... never answered if you wanted www.jcink.net.ms LOL

  10. Dylan Says:

    Sounds wonderful.

  11. Jcink Says:

    QUOTE(nerd @ Feb 23 2006, 07:53 PM)Get a Linux box and a good connection and host yourself with afraid.org! =D[right][snapback]14351[/snapback][/right]I am at the moment. Just not using Linux, using Windows.http://67.81.68.99:81 is my cable, 10mbps up / 1mbps down soon to upgrade to 30mbps up/2mbps down.

  12. Dylan Says:

    lol eather one lol XD

  13. nerd Says:

    Get a Linux box and a good connection and host yourself with afraid.org! =D

  14. Rydain Says:

    GoDaddy.com: No registration fee, 6.95(per month) for 250GB bandwidth per month, 5 gigs of space, 3.95 to buy on a free domain name with it.

  15. Dylan Says:

    i have no problem with it lol, Jcink is your hostultra account still up? lol maybe they forgot about you?

  16. sebthib55 Says:

    I have no problems... I can get you www.jcink.net.ms and it can cover the 67.81.... or it can just forward to the 67.81...Only thing is that your site keeps forwarding to http://f-jh.no-ip.org:81/seanj/

  17. Jcink Says:

    Site 5 looks nice but the problem is the credit card. They don't seem to take paypal. :SNope, no response. Not even gonna try to get one from them either >_< The account, is, abandonded as of right now.Does anyone have any objections/problems with me keeping it on http://67.81.68.99:81/ ? I have had no problems so far, how about anyone else? I'll setup a proper subdomain for these boards when I get Optimum Online Boost.

  18. JonnyBocker Says:

    Mvp u should switch cause they WILL catch you lol

  19. Dylan Says:

    lol.. eh my site is hosted on there still XD, lol, anyway, any news jcink?

  20. Rydain Says:

    http://godaddy.comhttp://site5.comF*ck Host Ultra, those sites are better and more reliable anyway.

  21. Jcink Says:

    Well we will see.I moved all my crap over here now and every second they're wasting to get back to me more stuff is being posted/done. If they do not suspend me, and I still get no response I may try 1 more time. If they still dont talk then I'll leave the account alone for a while.When I re-open my arcade I will upload the games there because I like their high download speed. That should be in only a week or two. If they complain about excessive usage then, I won't use the account again and simply wont renew it in September.

  22. Dylan Says:

    if you don't get anything, and your account stays online , ingnore it, if it goes back offline, email them directly.

  23. JonnyBocker Says:

    Sorry Jcink but im not really sure what you can do at this point.

  24. Dylan Says:

    thats just wrong..

  25. Jcink Says:

    No response.No email. They have to resend it to me but they won't so far.

  26. Dylan Says:

    Hmm, i see alot of green lights, i see 1 red light, but thats on my server too, it seems like an email port 26 they haven't hooked up. i see nothing wrong with your cpu usage, cus if you were going over their limit, it would be in red, disk usage and bandwidth shouldn't be an problem, cus i use alot more. you deserve to know what you did wrong. period.

  27. Jcink Says:

    I don't really wanna sue... I just want to figure out what I did that was wrong. however im probably never going to be told exactly what is the issue.I cant think of a thing wrong. Look at my stats, and the overall server stats. they're not very excessive AT ALL, my bw is like 2/20ths of what i am given, and only 95 mb of space out of 800.

  28. Sean Says:

    It would be pointless trying to sue.1) HU probably can afford the best lawyers2) they're a big-named company3) the MOST Jcink would get out of it would be: $20+the amount he makes in a year off the site- the cost of court

  29. Sivart1 Says:

    WTFIf YOU pay, and YOU followed the rules, WHY DO YOU LOSE YOUR HOSTING?!wtf capitalism fails again.I say you sue those losers.

  30. Jcink Says:

    For the past like two days, my host, HostUltra.com has been suspending me. Users were given "Forbidden 403: You are not allowed to access this site." since around 7oclock or something yesterday. This does not mean you were banned.I went to Host Ultra support explaining I couldnt get into FTP anymore and the site was 403 forbidden. Initially they told me that they had "screwed up everyones permissions" so the support staff there fixed my account from the 403 error - display again. OK, so I say thanks but tell them the FTP server is not working. The staff there once again was helpful, they actually upgraded the server for me to fix the problem they said. And it was fixed. Great.When I signed into my filemanager though I found files called ".suspended" and ".htaccess.suspended" inside them was the code: RedirectMatch .* http://server5.hostultra.com/suspended.page/I said thanks, but I asked why these files were on my site and told them they looked like suspension files. I told them I hadnt done anything bad to my knowledge, but I would like to know why they were there. The host himself replied to me with all in captial letters:QUOTEYOUR ACCOUNT IS SUSPENDED PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE EMAIL LIKE WE INFORMED YOU IN THE FIRST REPLY.I never recieved ANY email, I checked all my email accounts. Finally I try loggin into cpanel again and this time it presents me with a screen stating I've been suspended for "excessive server resource usage" and that I have been emailed with details (NOTE: STILL no email is here)This is a little weird, my bandwidth usage is only a QUARTER of what they give and my space is 1/8. Whatever, so I see there's an unsuspend button so I hit and it took the chance to backup my site and move. My host ultra account will be re-suspended in 24 hours so I moved the entire site here. I'm still going to try to find out whats wrong but I think this may be it for host ultra for this site.Everything is moved to freejcinkhosting, I'm still fixing it up and the links in the header dont work at the moment, probably broken links. Downloads and a lot of the main site are ALL up. The arcade is down, and so is the shoutbox service right now.I'll be fixing it asap but this is what happened in case someone thought they were banned or we dissapeared or something,thanks for your time,Jcink