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Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
#1
The new host suspended us earlier because of excessive resource usage. Apparently, one of the reasons this host works so well is that they monitor the usage closely. Today being a busy day on The Hwy, we went over.

Shawn is working on a solution, but in the mean time this is what I need you guys to do to keep us from getting suspended again.

-Slow way down in using the refresh button. This one is killer
-Slow way down on using the recent topics button. Also a killer

We might have to take some temporary measures such as shutting down avatars and who's online. The also eat up resources.

If Shawn can't work this out, we'll have to either move again or we'll have to move to a more expensive hosting plan. The next plan us is over 3 times the cost of what we have now, and the money just isn't there. We've only had one member step forward to help with the cost of The Hwy.

We'll keep you posted. Get it....posted?

Thanks
 

lotstodo

aka "The Jackal"
#3
Maybe we can lay off the Youtubes for a while too. I saw the page put up by the host and figured you hadn't paid the bill. :neenerbutt
 

naturegirl

Rolling down the highway
#4
OK so do we go to "home" and just click on the category we want to see?? I guess that was the problem with the old host, too. They just didn't know how to tell us. LOL
 

Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
#5
ShoeDiva said:
What are the actual costs in moving?
Moving to another host is just a matter of paying them. And you have seen the problems we've had with some of them. But we're working Shawn's butt off with these moves.

Moving up to a higher plan with this one is another $250 a year for the next plan up. $400 more for the plan about that.
 
#6
Guard Dad said:
ShoeDiva said:
What are the actual costs in moving?
Moving to another host is just a matter of paying them. And you have seen the problems we've had with some of them. But we're working Shawn's butt off with these moves.

Moving up to a higher plan with this one is another $250 a year for the next plan up. $400 more for the plan about that.
Yes the moves are not fun. I would not want to be Shawn. Seriously though, today was one of the first days in a while (probably since the move) there has been a lot of posts and people on. Can it just not handle that? That would stink because now that summer is ending we should have more time and hopefully some more people here.
 
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Sadie612

Guest
#7
is moving back to an old host where we can chit chat all day a plan... I know were posted a ton on the older servers
 
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stradial

Guest
#8
ShoeDiva said:
Guard Dad said:
ShoeDiva said:
What are the actual costs in moving?
Moving to another host is just a matter of paying them. And you have seen the problems we've had with some of them. But we're working Shawn's butt off with these moves.

Moving up to a higher plan with this one is another $250 a year for the next plan up. $400 more for the plan about that.
Yes the moves are not fun. I would not want to be Shawn. Seriously though, today was one of the first days in a while (probably since the move) there has been a lot of posts and people on. Can it just not handle that? That would stink because now that summer is ending we should have more time and hopefully some more people here.
I agree! :thumbsup

Ohhhhh, you meant because of the web thingy.
Never mind.
 
#9
stradial said:
ShoeDiva said:
Guard Dad said:
ShoeDiva said:
What are the actual costs in moving?
Moving to another host is just a matter of paying them. And you have seen the problems we've had with some of them. But we're working Shawn's butt off with these moves.

Moving up to a higher plan with this one is another $250 a year for the next plan up. $400 more for the plan about that.
Yes the moves are not fun. I would not want to be Shawn. Seriously though, today was one of the first days in a while (probably since the move) there has been a lot of posts and people on. Can it just not handle that? That would stink because now that summer is ending we should have more time and hopefully some more people here.
I agree! :thumbsup

Ohhhhh, you meant because of the web thingy.
Never mind.
:snick_bunny
 

Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
#10
stradial said:
ShoeDiva said:
Guard Dad said:
ShoeDiva said:
What are the actual costs in moving?
Moving to another host is just a matter of paying them. And you have seen the problems we've had with some of them. But we're working Shawn's butt off with these moves.

Moving up to a higher plan with this one is another $250 a year for the next plan up. $400 more for the plan about that.
Yes the moves are not fun. I would not want to be Shawn. Seriously though, today was one of the first days in a while (probably since the move) there has been a lot of posts and people on. Can it just not handle that? That would stink because now that summer is ending we should have more time and hopefully some more people here.
I agree! :thumbsup

Ohhhhh, you meant because of the web thingy.
Never mind.
I thought she meant because he smells funny
 
#12
Okay, can we have a dummies version of how this works and what more we need? I might possibly have a connection to help out (at least provide a discount :)) ) but I do not totally understand or know what we need. The host is different from simple machines, right? How much usage are we using and how much do we need? You can pm me all this info later if you don't know off the top of your head, I just don't want to ask and not have a clue. :)) (Though I am not sure who is hosting now and if Shawn would be willing to make a move.)
 
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Sadie612

Guest
#13
but if we can't post as much, refresh and hit the most recent how are we suppose to make this work..that is all I use ...so I caused the issue lol

darnit
 

Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
#15
The host is the server place that......hosts us. We are on a shared plan, which means we are one of many clients hosted on a particular server. That can cause a problem when one or more clients eat up all the bandwidth. We have that problem on a previous host when they had a spammer on the same server as us sending millions of e-mails out and dragging the speed down. This host is the best performing one yet though.

This host actually manages data usage to prevent that. But, that is a double-edged sword because now we are the one eating up the bandwidth.

Aside from changing hosts again, the next step up is to use a dedicated plan. That means we have a space on the server that is all ours. But it costs much more, and still has usage limitations.

I think Shawn will move us again if that's what has to be done. But we can't ask him to do this over and over. It takes a lot of work and time, and he's a volunteer.
 

rolltidega

Me fail English? That's unpossible!
Staff member
#17
This is a really good host. I am actually impressed that they actually care enough to block sites that could cause others on the same server problems. I would prefer to stay with them and move up to a virtual private server. We just have to come up with the cost difference to swap.
 
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Sadie612

Guest
#18
rolltidega said:
This is a really good host. I am actually impressed that they actually care enough to block sites that could cause others on the same server problems. I would prefer to stay with them and move up to a virtual private server. We just have to come up with the cost difference to swap.
I say we do a Jerry Lewis Telethon for the extra
 

naturegirl

Rolling down the highway
#19
rolltidega said:
This is a really good host. I am actually impressed that they actually care enough to block sites that could cause others on the same server problems. I would prefer to stay with them and move up to a virtual private server. We just have to come up with the cost difference to swap.
So we either bail gog8tors out or update the site?? I can't afford both, fundraiser time. :)
 
#20
rolltidega said:
This is a really good host. I am actually impressed that they actually care enough to block sites that could cause others on the same server problems. I would prefer to stay with them and move up to a virtual private server. We just have to come up with the cost difference to swap.
I can see your point..and the difference is $250 or the $400?

P.S. Who is this host?
 
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