shalimr9 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 12:35:37 EDT 2014
This is a public service announcement.
My Host provider (1and1) has in formed me that traffic on ko4bb.com has
consistently and grossly exceeded the unlimited bandwidth allocation
specified by contract(!!!) They have also turned off my service a few times
this month to emphasize the message. I have been a customer for about 10
years but apparently nowadays that does not count for much.
This must be the new math, 2TB/month > infinite, or maybe unlimited is not
the same as infinite...
It turns out that many providers have responded the same way when asked if
2TB/month was less than the unlimited promise of shared hosting. Therefore
I have to upgrade to a better class of service.
As expected, there is a big price gap between services that offer unlimited
bandwidth (they are all cheap shared hosts) and those that offer "only"
2TB/month (typically virtual private systems or managed servers). The cost
goes up by a factor of about 10 or more.
I have identified a new service provider: MyHosting.com and I am in the
process of migrating everything, including the 65GB or so of manuals and
related files (and the other 60GB of other stuff).
The new service is now a Virtual Private Server, as opposed to a shared
host. That means I have my own private virtual machine and full access to
the OS, which is a blessing and a curse, as I can do anything I want
(pretty much) but I have to do everything else too myself (like software
maintenance). The price has gone up significantly, but MyHosting.com has a
nice setup where you can pretty much rent as much CPU/memory/hard drive and
bandwidth as you need, and it is easy to change on the fly.
I am in the process of setting up the new server. I will make an
announcement when it is online, probably in a couple of weeks. There may be
a short interruption while the DNS caches are flushed. Be assured that none
of the manuals are lost, but there were a large number of manuals uploaded
this month and they are going to be in temporary storage (unsorted in the
Stuff Not Sorted folder) for a little while.
Also, I will ask you to postpone making large uploads until I have moved to
the new server. I will turn off uploads a few days before the switch.
I may have to turn off downloads on the current site if 1and1 gives me too
much of a hard time. Please be patient.
Thank you for your patience and your support.
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