Main differences between infinityfree Free plan and Start from ifastnet

I would like to understand the differences between our loved free service in infinityfree and the cheapest plan on ifasnet (Starter).

there is a post about it, but it’s a couple of years old, and I dont know if situation has changed:
Mainly diferences between InfinityFree and Ifastnet Starter - Hosting Support - InfinityFree Forum


That post still holds, maybe except for this part:

I believe Railgun is still offered, but is deprecated and will be removed in 2024 by Cloudflare so it probably won’t be a deciding factor for you:

You can always compare the features directly and decide if the upgrade’s worth it for you by visiting iFastNet’s site and clicking the “compare hosting plans” button to see everything Starter offers:


In my opinion, the biggest benefits of all premium plans are the higher limits on CPU usage, processes, no hits limit at all, etc. which are also much less strictly enforced (no 24 hour suspensions for crossing the limits). The hosting will also be quite a lot faster, as premium hosting generally uses faster servers, and has far fewer accounts per server than free hosting.

Some other features that premium hosting has but free hosting doesn’t:

  • PHP version selection.
  • Full DNS management.
  • Support for Python, Node.js and Perl applications.

I’m pretty sure it’s not.

From what I could find (I have never used it myself), enabling Railgun should be done through the Cloudflare section in cPanel. However, that cPanel plugin was not updated since 2018, and was removed some time ago because it doesn’t work anymore with the latest cPanel.

I’m not quite sure where this leaves the Cloudflare Optimized Partner program that enables datacenter level Railgun. But I personally wouldn’t let some invisible performance improvement thing sway my choice of hosting providers.

As for the other benefits:

Free hosting is (mostly) SSD powered too.


About the Railgun, from the article @ChrisPAR shared, it seems like the ability to create a new Railgun instance was shut down as of June 1st of this year and that all Railgun instances will stop functioning on January 31st of next year (2024).

As for the Optimized Partner Program, I cannot find any information about it. On their website, they advertise the One Partner Program and the Self-Serve Partner Program, but it seems like iFastNet would not be registered with either of those (from my perspective). Cloudflare no longer has a list of companies who are enrolled in a Partner Program, and the last article I can find about the Optimized Hosting Partner Program is from January 6th, 2014 (1&1 Internet).

From what it seems like (to me) is that Cloudflare is suggesting that clients use their Cloudflare Tunnels / Argo Tunnels in place of Railgun in most instances.

P.S. Sorry that this is a bit off-topic :slight_smile:


Thanks everyone!


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