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Great Deal For Node 7 August 10, 2009

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So, around August 5th, I get the following:

Due to several clients abusing our overselling option, we have decided to disable it. Your current plan (Layer 10), which has 5GB Space/50GB Bandwidth will be increased to 10GB Space/100GB Bandwidth.

Therefore, we request that you limit your clients allocated space/bandwidth so that it does not surpass the 10GB Space/100GB Bandwidth that you have been allocated. Once you have completed this task, please contact us. We will then disable the overselling option for your account. We hope that you will cooperate with us during this process.

As expected, we were one of the clients exceeding our allotment and ‘abusing’ their service, in fact using twice what we were allowed. Most of it, however, developed from the rapid growth of one website within our service.

Steven, on their support channel, was very helpful to resolve this issue, and we finally cracked a deal whereby we now have access to double the storage and bandwidth, and overselling, with an upgrade to get yet another doubling of the storage and bandwidth.

So our capacity has quadrupled for a small cost of $10.00, and we have kept our relations with this excellent Canadian hosting company HighLayer through an exclusive deal. Just another way to make the most of what we have.

Beware of Lemons July 6, 2008

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Apparently, there’s a limonite, which Dictionary.com so effectively explains as “an amorphous hydrated ferric oxide, varying in color from dark brown to yellow, used as an ore of iron.”

But no sign of lemonite, and much the same with Lemonite Hosting, a company which 2 days ago has suspended all our accounts with them. Fortunately, the majority of these accounts were empty, having been previously moved off of Node 8. However, it is estimated that as many as 50 webmasters could have been locked out of their data by this move. Good thing for Pvcsnathan’s tutorial on backing up your files.

We were never notified of the suspension or the reason behind it, and received no response to our message to their support center. At this time, accounts are being moved to Node 14. Node 14 is managed by the company ‘My Kind of Host’, which so far has lived up to their “commitment to … customer satisfaction [which] is unparalleled in the industry”. They have been very helpful in answering our support messages and we were set up with them in record time.

We are looking forward to a stable future with MKOH “in one of the best connected data centers in the world”.

Future Hosting Dilemma May 4, 2008

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Rebuilding Our Website

The forum has been brought online and upgraded to PHPBB3. We are successfully installed on a reliable hosting service for the main site, and all data has been transfered from SmokyHosts. There are still a few things to sort out before the site is fully online, but expect it soon.

Hosting And Your Websites

SmokyHosts has set us up on a new server, and, if we’re moving, we have one month to do it in. Unless there is a radical shift in the opinion of my clients, this is how it’s happening.

Our current plan calls for the opening of several nodes to spread out our server load. The optimal capacity with our current 4 planned nodes will only fit 2000 out of 3247 pending websites. Each node will host websites on a separate domain, with the ismywebsite.com sub-domain redirecting to that address. Current nodes (and capacity):

  • IsMyWs.com (750)
  • IsNumberOne.org (750)
  • IsMyHost.com (250)
  • HaloClan.Us (250)

Anyone interested in setting up or helping finance a node of their own can email me.