Blocking 000webhost

Bypass Comcast and AT&T blocking 000webhost.com

Habschned
Habschned

Based on this comment here is some thought on a possible way to host your site with 000webhost.com and actually being able to access it with either Comcast or AT&T as Internet Service Provider. In case you didn’t know yet, both Comcast and AT&T have put a block on most, if not all, 000webhost.com free subdomains and they even seem to block certain IP addresses used by 000webhost.com. So if any of the two is your ISP then using a free subdomain isn’t really a choice.

If you have your own domain then there still is the possibility of your website not working because AT&T and Comcast also block IPs. Each 000webhost.com server has 32 IP addresses assigned to it, and chances are that the IP your site is hosted at is among the ones being blocked. If that’s the case then here is how you may be able to get past the IP / Domain block. I am not able to verify it myself as i am using a german ISP (Deutsche Telekom), so if it works for you then it’d be great if you leave a comment for others to see that they can host their site at 000webhost.com using their own domain name without having to be afraid of visitors not being able to reach their site because it’s blocked by those ISPs. As i said before, this is going to work only if you have your own domain name. You also will need a free Cloudflare account. The free account offers all the features you need (DNS management) plus a few on top that might come in handy later (minification, Rocket Loader, Always On, etc.).

Requirements

Here’s a brief list of the requirements to get this to work. You should have everything already, except maybe for the Cloudflare account. So let’s look at them:
[su_accordion] [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Hosting Account” style=”fancy”] 000webhost.com account setup with your own domain[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Cloudflare Account” style=”fancy”] A free Cloudflare account (can be registered at http://www.cloudflare.com)[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DNS Management” style=”fancy”] DNS Management at your domain registrar that lets you change the settings for the NS records. Most, if not all, Domain Registrars offer such functionality.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

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2 Comments

    • How did you configure your domain?
      Did you change the name servers to ns01.000webhost.com and ns02.00webhost.com or did you point it via A-Record only?

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