Re: hostnexus.com bans xoops !!!
  • 2004/5/8 9:37

  • NexDog

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Xoops has been banned at HostNexus for well over a year. We had an incident a long time ago when a client's XOOPS script chewed up MySQL and the server load went through the roof.

However, I have thought about removing it from the banned scripts list as XOOPS seems to be very popular now and I haven't heard of any issues with it. Maybe we were just unlucky or maybe the script was poorly coded in its early days - all I know is that I saw it bring a server to its knees so we erred on the side of caution and banned it. I wouldn't say it was ignorance but a decision based on a real experience we had with it.

Stewdio said:

It's not just Xoops, they have banned massive amounts of scripts and more so then the regular host may frown down upon. I take this as an extreme over reaction on their part. Franky, I would never sign up with someone who wishes to exude this much control over their clients with baseless paranoia.

We officially ban UBB, YaBB (cgi version), Ikonboard and Matt's FormMail.pl (and up till now - Xoops). Wow, 4 scripts! Talk about over reaction! I think it's Stewdio over reacting a touch on this topic. ;)

Pretty much all hosts ban those 3 cgi forums and many ban that FormMail script unless they want their servers to be used as a spam relay. We do not "exude" any kind of control over our clients and banning the above 4 scripts is not "baseless paranoia" and I resent that comment as it's standard hosting policy these days to ban cgi forums and insecure formmail.

Lastly to address rabideau's laughable comment about virus laden email coming from HostNexus. As you should know, viruses find email addresses in infected people's address books and send themselves from that random address. HostNexus has been using SpamAssassin before it was ever bundled with Cpanel or Plesk and we have ClamAV virus filtering on all servers.

In conclusion, HostNexus will unban XOOPS but I think some of the comments about us in this thread were a little unfair as no-one knew all the details of why we banned the script in the first place. As danMAN mentioned, HostNexus provides a decent service and we are proud of how our service has evolved over the years. We take security and stability very seriously and uptime is excellent on all our servers. We have always been very open and communicative and we do listen. I am happy that a client stumbled upon this thread and directed me here so I could read this and rethink this policy concerning Xoops. Ever since Fantastico bundled it I have been meaning to readdress the situation so thanks for bringing it to a head. So danMAN, feel free to set up XOOPS and also feel free to share your experiences with it with our community at NexusPortal. :)



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