Announcement

It is with deep regret that I announce that I will be retiring VlexoFree Hosting from service.

I started VlexoFree Hosting almost 10 years ago with a handful of volunteers and a couple of sponsors. My mission was to create a service where those without the means to pay for hosting, such as teens learning web design and development or startups that are trying to get off the ground, could have a supportive environment with up to date software and development tools to build their sites. Over the years our member base expanded to close to 500 active accounts thanks to the VlexoFree team of volunteers that worked hard to provide support for members and helped build our service into something amazing.

My decision to shut down VlexoFree is a hard one, but a necessary one. Due to work and life commitments I can no longer provide the necessary maintenance and support for the service that I once could. This has been a long journey and I sincerely thank each one of you for your years of kindness and support for VlexoFree.

Important note for paid members: Those of you who have paid for the service past the shutdown date will be refunded for the unused months.

Thank you,
Eli Loewen

Important Dates

  • March 2nd 2019 - Announcement Email sent out.
  • March 2019 - Refunds will start being sent out to members who have paid for unused months
  • April 5th 2019 - Last day websites will be available to the public
  • April 29th 2019 - Last day backups and backend access will be available to account owners

Next Steps

  1. Create a full cpanel backup of your account and download it to your computer.
  2. Find a new hosting provider.
    • My recommendation for a new host is SiteGround.com. Their basic plan is $11.95/month and if you open an account and contact support they will transfer your site from VlexoFree for free!

FAQs

What will happen to my files after April 29th?

After April 29th all files on the server will be securely wiped and the server will be turned off.

Will I still be able to get my files after the service shuts down?

No. After April 29th all files will be gone forever. It is important to backup and download all files you want to keep before that time.

I paid for 3/6/12 months of hosting. How do I get my money back?

Each month after March that you paid for will be refunded to you via the payment method you used.

What if I have questions after VlexoFree shuts down?

Unfortunately after the shutdown date all emails and method of contact associated with VlexoFree will end. Please ask all questions prior to the shutdown date.

What will happen to my domain?

If you have a top level domain such as a .com or .net all you need to do is change your domain's nameservers to match that of your new hosting provider. If you have a vlexofree.com subdomain you will need to get a new domain name for your website.

Support and Contact

If you have any questions or problems please send an email to admin@vlexofree.com