~.fun Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this free web hosting?

Depends on how you define web hosting. You can't use any cgi scripts, so dynamic content is hard or impossible to realise. We intentionally don't serve PHP, don't offer MySQL databases and you can't install web apps. ~.fun is about static HTML pages and shell access to a Linux machine, nothing more.

I don't know how to use SSH! How do I make an account?

Sorry, you can only apply for a shell account if you know how to connect via secure shell. If you don't know how to do that, a simple web search will provide you with answers.

Help! My ~/html dir isn't visible or I get "403 forbidden"!

The webserver user nginx can't read your home directory's contents by default. Issue the following command to allow it:

setfacl -m u:nginx:x ~

WTF is this sh*t?

The Tilde movement is a loosely connected thinktank by CIA operatives to control your brain. Or is it?

Can anyone get an account?


Is giving a real name a necessity?


Do you have any advice?

Use the Source, Luke.

What happens after I applied via the SSH wizard?

An admin will review your application, create a user and notify you (that's why we need your mail address)

Help! I registered and can't login!

Be patient, young padawan. The BOFH might not have reviewed and approved your application yet. It's done when it's doneā„¢, you'll probably get notified via email. If you don't get a notification, try logging in a few days later again. If you still can't login, you might reapply.

Will you use my mail address for spam or sell my data?

No. We will only use the email address to notify you about account creation. We will not share your information with any third party. See also: Privacy policy.

I found some awful stuff, where do I report it?

If you found anything which is illegal anywhere in the EU, please report its URI to abuse@tilde.fun. Keep in mind that we won't notify you on any steps taken but appreciate reports which keep our community safe and clean. We may forward such reports to the local authorities, so if you want to stay anonymous, you probably shouldn't include your full name and address in the report.