Shell General FAQ
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about
our free shell service.
How do i get a free shell with you?
Click Here to contiune
to creating your free shell. from there on you can create
your free shell with AceShells
I try to login with newuser but it tells me its
This automated free shell creation system is only running
between 8PM GMT and 9PM GMT time. only during these hours
can you login with the newuser login and create your account.
on hours outside of 8PM and 9PM GMT the newuser login is
disabled. but everything else on the server remains running.
Can i use telnet?
No, we only run SSH on all our servers.
What Shell type or editor do i select in the user
When you create your free shell you will get asked
what login you would like also an email address. what shell
type, for shell type enter sh this is a bash shell. for
editor hitting enter using default pico will do just fine.
What time is it in GMT now?
We have setup some world time clocks to help you
with this. check out World
Time Clocks scroll down till you see London. This is
the current GMT time
How do i change my password?
Type passwd in the shell.
I have created an account but I've lost my password!
We can reset your password for you. email Admin@Aceshells.com
with your username and we can reset your password. do not
try to create another account you will be banned for having
more than one account, we can not help you if you do this.
Why have i got an expiry date on my free shell?
Free shells have a two months then they will expire.
Window closes when i login to my shell. why?
Your free shell has expired.
Can i create another account after mine has expired?
Not rigth away no, the system
will still have you as having an account if you try to create
another account it will ban you from the creation system.
Is there another way of getting a free shell other
than using the creation system?
No, all Free shells are now made via the user creation
Can i run anything else with my eggdrop?
No, you have one back ground process with your free shell.
with this you can run ether an eggdrop or muh but you can
not run both at the same time. users found running over
quota will have there accounts terminated.
Why dose my bot keep getting killed?
We run a script too stop users from launching more
than one process and it also checks for High CPU and MEM
usage we allow 2% for MEM and CPU for each user if your
eggdrop or muh gose over this the script will kill it and
log it. same with users trying to run more than one process
it will kil any excess process's and will also log it, click
here to view this log. users found to be repeatedly
try to run more than one process will be removed from the
Can i see how much MEM or CPU my eggdrop or muh
Yes, issue the command top when you are logged
into your shell this will show you whats running and how
much its using. we allow 2% for MEM and 2% CPU usage. if
you have alot of tcl's this will use more MEM and or CPU.
Can i run psyBNC?
Yes, you can run psyBNC on free shells now. its
pre compiled type software in the shell for the list of
pre installed software. muh is still available
Can i run an IRCd and services?
We don't allow IRCd's or Services of any kind to
be ran from our free shell servers. Although we do paid
packages that allow you to do so check out our IRCd
Can i run Shout cast?
No, we do not allow shout cast servers to be ran
from our free shell service.
What software an vhosts are with the free shell?
for a list of quick install software type: software
in the shelll, Also for a list of vhosts on the free shell
box type: vhosts
Can i use crontab to restart my bot?
No, we no longer run cron on our free shell servers.
Why cant i use wget, lynx, ftp, ssh out from the
We do not allow these commands to be used on our
free shell service.
Why cant i FTP to my free shell?
We had to remove FTP access with our free shells
due to the abuse. you can install pre compiled eggdrop and
muh is now installed globally on the free shell box. type
software in the shell for a list
Can i run exploits?
No, we do not allow any exploits to be ran or stored
on ANY of our servers. users found running, storing them
will lose there account and authorities notified.
I like my free shell can i upgrade to paid services?
Yes you can upgrade to any of our Shell
Packages at any time, you also get to keep your free
shell with us. without the expiry! prices are Cheap! start
from just £2 GBP a month, that's $3 USD a month!
Can i have more than one free shell?
No, we only allow one account per user. if multiple
accounts are found to be used they will be removed and the
users banned from using the free shell user creation system.
I want to donate something
If you have something you would like to donate
email us Admin@Aceshells.com
with more information on the donation you would like to
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