Hits are counted as any resource loaded from the Infinityfree server. If you load 1000 assets every time you load your webpage, then you will be suspended (50000 hits max for free hosting). Or, you might load assets even after the page loads (AJAX/fetch).
You could have also gotten unknown traffic, or a DDoS attack (it’s always possible, stranger things have happened).
If you truly were the only person to visit your webpage and you only loaded it ~50 times, then I recommend you look at saving resources. Load images from an external hosting website, as well as other commonly re-used assets. Set up a cache rule (or use cloudflare) to ensure things that should be cached will be. Also, manage how many files you load per webpage visit. If you have multiple JS or CSS files, try merging them into one big one (or, if it’s too large, a few large ones. Try to go for the lowest file count possible).
Thanks but now it says my entire account is suspended. I waited 24 hours from yesterday and all I did was try to ftp in and it suspended me again ! I’m getting extremely frustrated. Thanks for any help.
Yes - it is clear to me
you will, unfortunately, have to wait for the admin who will probably send a request (upstream) to ifastnet to investigate your case because, as it seems, there has been some error in the system that monitors “the limits” .
You will keep saying that until that host experiences an error, potentially affecting you. You will quit in rage, saying that that host sucks, moving to yet another. Such chances of that happening is small, but it could happen. No host, no matter how much money you give them, will be error free. Money can buy better reliability, but it cannot eradicate mistakes or flaws completely.
Free hosting is more for a development environment or for small websites. If you wished to host your website to the public and expect a lot of visits, then by all means we are glad you moved. You were going to do more harm trying to make sure everyone can visit your website using this platform than if you were to just move to a paid hosting service.
I have done web dev for 25 years so I’m not a noob. All I was doing was building a bootstrap nav menu with NO content and I kept getting suspended. The support was unable to fix it and all I get is crap from you. The website I hosted at I have been using for over 10 years and have no real issues, plus I make backups so there is that. I was NOT making a public website but simply creating a NAVBAR menu and nothing else and this host failed miserably. Good luck but from MY PERSPECTIVE, the USER, this host sucks.
800k hits is not just a website you were working on. I have no idea what happened here. Maybe some code gone wrong, maybe an attack on your website. However, since we don’t store the full access logs, we have no way to check.
After you said that our hosting sucks and is pathetic, even though, as far as we can tell, this is not a hosting problem? Is it surprising that people are coming in to defend it?
Friendly reminder to everyone: please keep the discussion respectful. No need to insult people’s intelligence just because you don’t agree with their opinion.
Ok, I see that and I understand how that can be frustrating.
However, from the statistics perspective, there is a big chance that at least one significant event will happen in your hosting career if you do it for that many years. The probability that Infinityfree will have a problem taking into perspective all of the other hosting sites out there is small, but the probability that a hosting site will have an problem taking into perspective of all of the other hosting sites out there is almost one (wow, my statistics class paying off).
Basically, I am saying that even though it is a small chance that Infinityfree, out of all of the hosting sites out will give you a problem, if you say that for every hosting site then it doesn’t matter because one of them is very likely to give you a problem. I am just saying that no matter where you go, eventually you will run into a problem. Maybe it is because we are free hosting, and therefore Ifastnet will not give their all to this hosting service. Or, maybe it is just a random event that just so happened to occur at Infinityfree. Either way, we are not trying to ruin your website, nor are we wanting you to go away unhelped.