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[FREE] Old Godaddy Account? Bought Domains? Get Your FREE SEO Hosting!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by phpbuilt, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. phpbuilt

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    If you bought domain names from Godaddy before January 14, 2011, for each domain you purchased you can set up a free-forever SEO hosting account.

    I've got an old Godaddy account. It used to be that Godaddy had this thing where you got free hosting that was ad-supported. They stopped doing that January 14, 2011. Before then, every domain you bought through them got you a credit for free ad-supported hosting.

    I'm setting up SEO hosting, and a few days ago I noticed I had 20 "credits" I still had in my account for that free hosting, unused. Now when you claim a new hosting account -- and you space out signing up over time -- each of your new hosting accounts (usually) ends up on a different Class-C IP block.

    So I used one of my credits. There is no expiration on the hosting (which bugged me at first, I went to their forums and asked what was up with that ... the moderators told me that the free credit hosting was permanent.) By the way, my help thread http://community.godaddy.com/groups/web-hosting/forum/topic/when-does-free-coupon-hosting-expire if you're interested in looking. (Think you have to be logged in to see that thread, and you have to copy/paste the URL into browser, seems when there is the redirect it messes up the page from loading).

    So ... I went to set up my hosting. Guess what? There are no ads. That's right, I guess they have been out of using this model so long that they don't even have that set up working properly to serve ads on your site anymore.

    Now as long as I continue to renew my domain, I have free, permanent hosting forever on 20 accounts I can set up, each on different class-c IP addresses.

    Here are the drawbacks.

    1) It's their basic hosting plan. It allows unlimited ad-ons (that are registered through godaddy), except their basic hosting forces all ad-on domains to read from the same 1 folder. If you're really good with .htaccess, I'm sure you can set it up so each domain reads from a different folder -- but I haven't tested it out that much yet.

    2) The domain has to have been registered with Godaddy prior to Jan 14, 2011. Most people are already hosting those domains and might not want to mess around with moving where their domain is hosted. However, this is what I did ... I temporarily set up one of these free hosts with my domain. Then I set up an add-on domain to that hosting. Then I went to the original domain's advanced DNS and pointed it back to where it was hosted. That way I get to use the new ad-on domain with the free hosting and keep my aged domain where it was sitting.

    I've set up 3 of my credits so far -- works perfectly.

    Now, I only had 20 credits, because before Jan 14, 2011 I only had 20 domains purchased through them. At $5.49 for a "basic" account, with 20 hostings that amounts to $109.80 per month of free hosting. I'm sure there may be a BHW member out there who may have purchased hundreds of domain names through Godaddy -- congratulations you could probably set yourself up with a FREE 100+ different Class-C IP hosting forever.

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  2. phpbuilt

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    This was a huge discovery for me and I'm really enjoying my free SEO hosting, so bumping this, not sure anyone has noticed it who can take advantage of it.
     
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    Nice find indeed. :)
     
  4. JohnsonDaniel

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    Lovely, a cool large bunch of free accounts for me.
    This deserves thanks and +rep - both given :)
     
  5. inviz

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    I have bought atleast 80+ domains from godaddy, starting back in 2001. This year I have only bought 10 domains, but it still shows up with 0 hosting credits, I wonder why. I remember I used to have alot of them back in the ad supported days.
     
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    So what is the main point of this thread? Sorry for my stupidity but can you please make it clearer? Are you offering a free hosting on different Class-C for BHW members or this is just how we can do it?
     
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    He just told the members that, if they buought domains from godaddy before January 14, 2011, they might have free host "credits" and with that they can have pernament free hosting on different class-c IP addresses.
     
  8. makeitrain85

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    Thanks, I just checked with my Godaddy account and I have 15 free Hosting ... yayyy
     
  9. fimms

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    I found this too few weeks ago from my GoDaddy account. Surely need to take a new look at it, hopefully they provide PHP hosting so some cool things can be run on their servers :)
     
  10. makeitrain85

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    Ok, I have hosting all my sites with Hostgator, how am I using this different C-Class hosting on Goddady? Do I have to transfer all my information from Hostgator over to Goddady?
     
  11. 2makemoney

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    ohh nice find. I only have one domain that I register before January 2011. Thanks for the information.
     
  12. jon_xx_x

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    I'm in a rush so I'll have to take a look at this later. But this seems pretty awesome. Just checked mine and I have 60 credits. You sure it's permanent and not just a one month credit?
     
  13. phpbuilt

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    Absolutely positive, read my help thread that I requested with Godaddy in the original post.

    I have regular hosting with them, in the expiration column it shows each month when I have to renew. Then I have these free credits I signed up ... they are blank in that column (because they never expire, they're good forever).

    It was good enough a deal that I would have went with it even if Godaddy had their ads injected on the page with javascript or whatever, but they don't even do that anymore -- no ads on it at all. It's really cool.

    Congrats on the 60 ... make sure you sign them up like once a day to make certain you get them spread over several class-C IPs.

    I'm pretty busy at the moment, but I'll eventually figure out a nice .htaccess that will allow you to use the basic hosting with unlimited ad-on domains -- when I do I'll post it up so you can use this hosting for more than one domain.
     
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    I set up 3 so far. I'll see what IPs they are on and set up some more tomorrow or the next.
    Thanks for this! Too bad I transfered out 300 of my domains from them :(
    But I still have a bunch that I haven't used, that I can do some testing with since it's free!
     
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    excellent find - i have 48 waiting for me!

    anyone know what features this free hosting offers? any databases? php? etc ...
     
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    10 mysql databases. Unlimited add-ons (but they force everything from the same folder, so you have to use a clever .htaccess based on domain names to have them load different directories). php yes, everything you find on Godaddy "basic" plan is included.
     
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    Wow! I have 28 credits! I never would've found that out. Nice find, rep & thx given
     
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    Just what I was looking for, +rep added...
     
  19. kboxer7

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    Nice....I have a crapload of domains bought before then. Good find buddy! Thanks + Rep cause I would have never noticed that myself lol.
     
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    It says here 10,000 MB of disk space and 300,000 MB of bandwidth