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Old 2009-02-25, 14:31   #1
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Default Server going down end of March

Hi guys,

I'm sorry, but I have to announce that the server this site/forum is running on will be going down in the end of March 09. I rent this server together with two collegues and pay about 15eur a month for it. Since this forum is the only thing I am actually hosting, I really can't afford it anymore. I'm back to being student again, so I only have a very limited budget.

To keep this place alive, we would need someone willing to take over the hosting. A webserver with php and mysql would be required for that.

Another idea would be that the forum will stay on the server but someone has to pay a few EURs/month to my collegues. Also, the domain (proudestmonkeys.org) is still payed be me and I actually would like someone to take it over. It's only about 10eur a year so I hope this won't get a problem.

I'm open for any suggestions.

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Old 2009-02-25, 15:23   #2
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Hmm, there's something to think about ...
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Old 2009-02-25, 15:44   #3
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maybe install a donation button?

like Paypal ot sth.?
then monkey could participate and donate for the server taxes?

sth like that:
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Old 2009-02-25, 16:13   #4
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Yeah, I support Ernie B's idea. A typical method but hopefully very effective. All in all, it would be good if the website could stay on your server. No hassle.
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i'm all for that, since i have know idea how moving to another server would work.
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Old 2009-02-25, 18:11   #6
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i'm all for that, since i have know idea how moving to another server would work.

well, i'm guessing we would have to start from scratch and rebuild the website. something we've talked about a few times already but it seems that now the pressure's on!
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Old 2009-02-25, 20:22   #7
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well, i'm guessing we would have to start from scratch and rebuild the website. something we've talked about a few times already but it seems that now the pressure's on!

true
I guess the domain cost is not the problem at all. (10 euros per year isn't really that much). But we have to find a good solution with the server.
I also support the idea of a rebuild. So what we need urgently is:
  • A new server
  • Someone who could re-design/rebuild this site
  • Someone who is willing to pay the domain (probably paybal?)
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Old 2009-02-25, 20:30   #8
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Well I won't be lame about it. if it's necessary, I'll pay the €10 for the domain name. The rest of the stuff though, I have no knowledge about.
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Old 2009-02-25, 21:25   #9
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Who really needs a redesign? I'm ok with the site. I think we know for certain that none of us has experience with php, mysql, so on, so forth... and that is the everlasting burden.
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Old 2009-02-25, 22:36   #10
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I've already told ya'll a thousand times we need a move. I guess I even came up with some new layouts. Never mind. At least Matthias is here now.

I think the regular users can donate a bit and we'll get us a good enough server. I hope our dear founder isn't used to the domain name too much so he can hand it to someone else. I really think the money should be a collaborate effort of the 'hardcore' Monkeys

Anyway, what is most important now is that we need three things:

the database backup
the vBulletin
the domain name

We could also use a backup of the uploaded content i.e. the pics, attachments... a backup of the monkeys directory of the server account would be cool.

I'm off for skiing next week, so I won't be able to perform any work, but afterwards I can handle the move and some redesign if needed.

I'd like to know what Jacob has to say about that.
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