NiftyHost is Shutting Down
NiftyHost recently hit it's first year of operation. We had been through many things - enemies, betrayals, outages, DDoSes, etc. But there were also many good things. And now, that must all come to an end.
As you know, NiftyHost was supposed to be moving to a new server because mghq cannot pay for the current one any longer due to some personal financial struggles and the host is not bringing enough income in to pay for NiftyHost by itself. Luckily, we found a company willing to let us move to their servers. Unfortunately, due to security concerns and technical difficulties, there is no quick (or even relatively manageable) way to move all of your accounts over in time for the server shutdown.
It pains me to say this, but I do not see NiftyHost moving to a new server. I have been trying to move the accounts over myself by logging into each and every account independantly to download a backup and reupload it to the new server, but this is impossible - my Internet connection is too slow for this and I just wanted to put my head down and hide when I saw the hundreds of hours of difficult, tedious work that this would involve.
But do not despair, you will not lose your web sites. You can go to http://188.8.131.52/cpanel/ and login before February 13th, 2011 to download your site backup and move to another web host, a list of which will be posted shortly.
NiftyHost will cease to be a web host for the foreseeable future, but the web site will continue to stay here if anybody still finds a reason to hang around our forums.
I apologize for this. I really do. I love NiftyHost, and to see this happen to it is absolutely heartbreaking. But there is no other way. Sorry. I hope to see you all around.
但是申请成功后帐号和空间还不是即时开通，要24小时内才开通，所以暂时不能测试是否通过GFW的检验。然后逛逛他们的论坛，看看CAQ（Commonly Asked Questions），看到有以下一段：
Q. Is there a limit on how many cron jobs can be run?
A. Yes, you can run no more than 2 cron tasks per day. This is because that they put lots of pressute on the server and can cause downtime.
corn jobs究竟是什么呢，上google查了一下，应该是cpanel里的定时任务，可以用来定时备份网站用的，去到http://beamnote.com/2010/cpanel-automatic-backup-chapter-1.html上面看了一下corn jobs的介绍，然后又从它上面的一个链接看到“无觅网”的介绍：“让我意外的无觅网” ，认识了一下这个网站互连的插件，貌似还不错的样子，什么时候也装来试试。