Free hosting for free people.
TuxFamily is a non-profit organization that provide free services for projects and contents
dealing with the free software philosophy.
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TuxFamily is a non-profit organization. It provides free services for projects and contents dealing with the free software philosophy (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). We accept any project released under a free license (GPL, BSD, CC-BY-SA, Art Libre...).
Born in 1999 (oh! already?), TuxFamily tries to provide a good and reliable service to promote free projects, making them visible to the users. The hosting is free and we don't add banners or pop-ups to the hosted websites. You don't even have to advertise for TuxFamily! You can also use your own domain name if you have one.
TuxFamily hosting facilities are running on VHFFS, which is a subproject of TuxFamily that makes it possible to manage a massive virtual hosting platform.
Services for hosted people
These are the services you can get with TuxFamily. Only one requirement: be a free (as in free speech) project.
- Web hosting (PHP5 is supported)
- MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
- CVS repositories
- Subversion repositories
- GIT repositories
- Manage domain names (DNS hosting) - registration fees are still at your charge
- POP accounts and mail redirects for your domain
- Download area of 1 GB, can be increased if you need more space
- 100 MB quota for all groups, not including the download area, can be increased if you need more space
- Handling of your data through FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), SSH and SFTP
Right now, 3290 users and 2627 projects trust the TuxFamily.org free hosting services.
Additional services, for everybody
The gaming platform : games.tuxfamily.net
TuxFamily.org hosts several game servers on games.tuxfamily.net, and makes them available to everybody on the Internet. It's a meeting point for people who play free games on the Internet. Most well-known free games are available. You can have some statistics on the main page.
The IRC server : irc.tuxfamily.org
TuxFamily.org uses and provides to hosted projects an IRC server (irc.tuxfamily.org). You can use it to host your project IRC channel.
The NTP server : ntp.tuxfamily.net
We provide a free NTP server, so you can keep your computers right on time. There is no restriction for the use of this service.
The staff is composed of administrators and moderators. We are all volunteers.
They maintain all hosting services, they develop and provide new services if needed.
Sylvain Rochet aka gradator
Sylvain joined TuxFamily in 2004, he is currently the chairman of
the TuxFamily.org organization and still the main system administrator.
He manages the TuxFamily staff, maintains the services night and day, and answers to a lot of the requests sent by our users.
Xavier Guerrin aka xavier
Hosted since 2006, Xavier joined our staff in 2009. He's a well-informed pillow lover, and helps in maintaining the platform and developing new services.
Sébastien Le Ray aka beuss
Also known as `grouchy beuss', he's one of the main developers of VHFFS. He's part of the staff since 2006.
Samuel Lesueur aka crafty
Samuel joined the TuxFamily crew in October 2006. Member of the administration committee and administrator of the hosting system, he attends to keep it up and running with the other administrators. Samuel is currently secretary of the TuxFamily.org association.
Florent Bayle aka flo
Florent is currently an administrator of the hosting system.
He is a member of the administration committee and takes part in decisions.
He joined TuxFamily in 2005 and still does technical tasks every day on the platform.
They decide if projects can be accepted or not. They take decisions for TuxFamily, so please be nice with them :-)
Benoît Audouard aka baud123
Parenthese and good wine lover, he's been a member of the TuxFamily staff since 2004. He's also in the administration committee.
Pierrick Lebourgeois aka trent
Moderator, since 2010.
Sylvain Vrignaud aka misric
Assistant treasurer, moderator, he joined TuxFamily in 2006. He's very active in making TuxFamily present in major free software events in France.