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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2010, 12:04:51 pm »
LOL  Yeah, he doesn't mind donations.  I was just making clear what RexWolf misunderstood about who actually pays for Furtopia.  He thought it was WS and other staff members.

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But donations are good for your Kharma.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2010, 05:19:56 pm »


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Yea and if WS wouldn't have developed that tolerance to arsenic I'd still be ruling with a coffee flavored iron fist!  (:
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2011, 01:22:34 pm »
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2011, 01:57:52 pm »
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I think its sad that Whiteshepherd chose to respond to my proposal here.  To me, that really speaks to his devotion to providing a service to furries, as does his flat-out rejection of a proposal without a lick of discussion.

Rexx I posted here as you started the debate here in public which you noted in a PM you would start here.  As such your response came here.  This not not a decision of just me but the voting mods and staff.  

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The ONLY way to offer something for free is to rely on advertising revenue, period.  Donations WILL NOT CARRY a site through the years.

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I am frustrated with the lack of intelligence displayed, and with the setback in my efforts to see furries provided with valuable, reliable, effective services.  Selfishness, laziness, ignorance, and greed continue to get in the way.

Web hosting is not closing due to money (10 years of hosting should show that our model works).  In those 10 years I have paid for this as a donation and service to the fandom.  I have started and run countless charity and support events for and involving the furry fandom.  Some of these got national attention. It can be said without debate that I have given and continue to give MUCH to the community as do the volunteers here.  

Your tact speaks volumes of your demeanor and I feel more even now that the mod/staff's original assessment was the correct decision. Your offer was declined.

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I will make it a for-profit site, and keep the profits for myself and make a nice living off of it (rather like Dragoneer does, or didn't people know Dragoneer pockets the profits from FA, which is a FOR PROFIT, COMMERCIAL SITE!)

Again best of luck with your endeavors.  IMO the more services and options open to the fandom the better.

For our members hosting is going on hold as our programming staff have retired over the years and until that support is recovered it does not make sense to offer a service that can not be fully supported.  If we continue the service at a later time will depend on the mods/staff and members as it always has.  I'm debating the idea of even leaving the existing hosting online and closing new reg until we have the support staff we need. There is a lot in the works.

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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2011, 07:12:24 pm »
You're still going to be running the email forwarders, right? >.>
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2011, 10:49:19 pm »
ooooooook....
Good news, and not-so-good news.

Ok, so not-so-good news first:
ATM, can't use high amounts of bandwidth, otherwise ISP can forcibly impose limits, or even terminate service (they don't care if the server is not disrupting other customer's service however, though they reserve the rights, you know, covering their bases).
Basically, we would need to upgrade to a business class account for being allowed high server traffic, but that is a huge hassle, and more money, and nothing in that regard is happening until summer, because I will be busy and off at uni.
Until then, the server will have artificially imposed bandwidth limitations of my own doing, as well as per-site bandwidth limitations.

Good news, is that the server is running. Soon I will have a limited number of sites up and running (my own at the moment, and soon after some family ones). I hope by mid February to be able to begin giving limited hosting slots to those who need it & have low traffic demands of their own, but I do not plan to be able to actually take over the hosting services in entirety until hopefully sometime in the summer.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2011, 04:54:14 pm »
I dunno if mine is considered low traffic. I tend to use it to hotlink a lot of places.

I guess goodbye MutantSkunk.com. It was nice while it lasted, thanks for the free hosting while you were able to do it.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2011, 02:19:08 am »
Heads up hosting will be closing in the next few days as we migrate server load.  If anyone cannot get to their ftp, pm me and I will send you a link you a backup of your site.

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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2011, 01:32:45 pm »
My server will be coming on line this weekend, but again as I mentioned before, space will mostly be limited for now. X_x
Also, In march, it will probably be down for a couple days while I renew the domains, because automatic domain renewal costs a fortune X_X

Eventually I hope to scrounge up enough money to stick it in a datacenter or buy a commercial-grade connection, as until then I have to keep bandwidth use low.
Hmmm, actually, I think I may know someone who's datacenter I can use for a discount I think >.>

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I'll have to ask him once he gets his laptop repaired.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2011, 09:23:54 am »
You should be able to keep your domain name, Mazz.  Just keep paying every year for it and I am sure Avan would have no problems hosting your domain name.  Avan, your thoughts?

I dunno if mine is considered low traffic. I tend to use it to hotlink a lot of places.

I guess goodbye MutantSkunk.com. It was nice while it lasted, thanks for the free hosting while you were able to do it.

Plus, right now your 'mazz' site is only 28.4 mb.  quite small.  Where as my kcff.net site is 56.9 Gigs!  Big difference. LOL  And I haven't even finished my site!
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2011, 09:39:19 am »
Yeah, I'd be able to host specific domain names. ATM, I'll have to be configuring each account individually until I get some way of semi-automation going.

Also I have a family event today, so I'll be working on the server sunday
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2011, 01:28:15 pm »
Heads up hosting will be closing in the next few days as we migrate server load.  If anyone cannot get to their ftp, pm me and I will send you a link you a backup of your site.

Note Forums and IRC are "not" closing.

Could I possibly get a backup link? The internet I'm using isn't great and while I was able to pull my art off my site, there's other things I'd like as well. Buuut, my connection is really lame, so I think it would take forever to transfer. D:
 

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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2011, 08:26:57 am »
You should be able to keep your domain name, Mazz.  Just keep paying every year for it and I am sure Avan would have no problems hosting your domain name.  Avan, your thoughts?

I dunno if mine is considered low traffic. I tend to use it to hotlink a lot of places.

I guess goodbye MutantSkunk.com. It was nice while it lasted, thanks for the free hosting while you were able to do it.

Plus, right now your 'mazz' site is only 28.4 mb.  quite small.  Where as my kcff.net site is 56.9 Gigs!  Big difference. LOL  And I haven't even finished my site!

Yea, I stopped updating it when my laptop went down so the traffic slowed. I need to update it... it needs a new look.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #63 on: February 21, 2011, 10:57:10 am »
Ok, so I've got the server up and am doing a practice run setting up one of my own sites ^^
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2011, 11:37:29 am »
If you need help getting your site off the server and are having problems accessing your account through DTC or Filezilla, let me know so I can get the site zipped for you and sent to you.

I now have a working zip program. :)

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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2011, 08:09:39 pm »
We've moved Furtopia forums to our west cost server.  Let us know of any issues good/bad.


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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #66 on: March 21, 2011, 09:25:08 pm »
Just some minor theme problems on the forums I already reported in the services support board. Other than that, all seems well.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2011, 04:54:07 am »
It's also brought down the server hosting for Avatars. Unfortunately this is something that I can no longer fix.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2011, 05:22:34 pm »
The index says there are 67 replies to this thread, but there are actually only 66 (not counting mine), and that the last person to reply was Weisseman (it was actually Avan). Has Weisseman become invisible, or am I missing something?
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2011, 05:36:05 pm »
Oh wait, there's Weisseman's post. But where's mine? Why am I only seeing N-1 posts, where N is the actual number of posts? I am not too impressed with this new server. >:(
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2011, 05:48:28 pm »
I see both your posts, probably just a small lag in the server, try ctrl F5 if you post and the most recent post is missing. Works for me on other sites I've used with similar issues after server migrations.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2011, 06:01:23 pm »
I probably wouldn't worry about it much.  :P There was bound to be some "hiccups" so to speak when WS switched to a new server.
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2011, 06:07:31 pm »
If the stats are off, you can always just use the "recount stats" button - it should be on the ACP. (I know SMF 2.0 has it, 1.1 should have it as well IIRC)
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2011, 06:28:08 pm »
No good (using Lynx to read this thread). Also, it only seems to be this thread, the rest of the site seems to work fine (apart from being a little slow).

@Avan: No, it's not the stats, I'm just not seeing any posts past #67.

EDIT: I just noticed the cache expiry time was 124 years... I cleared the cache and now it's only 15 seconds, and it works. How did this page end up with a cache expiry time of 124 years?! :o
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Re: Closing of web hosting.
« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2011, 06:56:38 pm »
 :o

... that is very, very long.
No clue why; I've had a problem like that on another site before though.
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