I have found a free php hosting service. I do not disclose the name as I am referring to a problem they seem to have. They offer you hosting with a subdomain, but it takes up to 5 days for the new subdomain to be up. They say the wait has been 24 hours bun now they are experiencing some problems with new registrations.
I do not know much about the process, just know that when a new user is registered his subdomain is added to a queue to be processed. I do not think they are too busy with a burst of new registration requests.
Is 5 days normal? What steps should be taken to activate a new subdomain? And aren't these steps automated? Is there mandatory a wait period for response from third party?