Creating Accounts returns errors

Creating Accounts returns errors

Since around 16:45 UTC on the 24th of April, it’s not possible to create a new hosting account due to a technical error in the hosting platform.

Which components are affected by this issue

It’s not possible to create any new hosting account. Existing accounts are not affected.

What issues may you see

You may see various vague error messages when trying to create a new account, such as:

  • An unknown error occurred while trying to create your account.
  • Unable to connect to the hosting system, please try again in a few minutes.

When will this issue be resolved

We are doing our best to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough details to tell how soon that will be.

What can you do to fix this

At this time, there are no known workarounds.

We are aware of the issue and are doing our best to get this resolved as soon as possible.

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No info even after 10+ hours? I hope sysadmin forgot to update topic :"

The issue was fixed about an hour ago, around 10:40 UTC this morning!

Account creation seems to have been fully restored. We’ll keep an eye on things for now in case this changes.

Would you rather have we have a script that automatically writes a post that says “we’re still working on it” every few hours?

Just that we haven’t updated the topic doesn’t mean we forgot.


The problem is still not solved for me, what is the reason admin? :slight_smile:

I still cannot create a new account.

@Admin ofc not. However instead of 500 error we are getting a pretty error message now.

I still get an error: “An unknown error occurred while trying to create your account.” I hope this will be fixed soon as possible.

Error on creating new account with custom domain “An unknown error occurred while trying to create your account.”

new account creation seems to work perfectly with subdomains provided by infinityfree.

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working perfectly now, able to create new account with custom domain too, thankyou team.

OK, I appears I overlooked some things.

For starters, account creation itself is working as intended. New accounts can be created by anyone with any domain again.

However, this does appear to have included some changes in the hosting platform, which broke our error handling. Because of this, the error message regarding domain nameservers not being correct was no longer being shown correctly.

I’m currently preparing a fix for this.


doesn’t really apply here lol

That’s a bit of copy-pasta that’s included on all outage topics. Admittedly, it’s less relevant here, but not completely irrelevant either.

The second issue specifically only affected custom domains, not subdomains. Had people shared on which domains they had experienced the issue, it would have been easy to see that by the fact that nobody with a subdomain experienced it.