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Pending short (I hope) forum outage


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Yesterday.  I received a surprise notification from the hosting service that the forum database is too large and that I must step up to a different plan at twice the cost.  Coincidentally just as the plan was set to renew!  Of course it’s been fine for the last 11 months and hasn’t changed in size the whole time.   They gave me 3 days to commit to the new price or face the threat of the site becoming unstable.  Hmmmm.

I don’t much like being threatened and see the bogus limit as a lever they use to strong arm their customers into more expensive plans.  The total size of the website and databases is 2 GB.  I have a toaster that can handle 2 GBs!

Anyway, I’m in the process of changing to a new host.  These things are supposed to go smoothly but expect a short outage sometime in the next few days.  If the migration doesn’t happen in the next few days I expect the current host will throttle or somehow reduce it’s usability to make good on their threat.

Anyone reading this beforehand will know what’s going to happen.  Anyone reading it after the fact will how what happened.

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I'm reluctant to delete/trim anything.  There's a high probability of messing something up plus we have this great historical record that would be shame to lose.

Also, now that the hosting company has shown their true colours I don't want to do business with them anyways.

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3 hours ago, Seeker said:

I'm reluctant to delete/trim anything.  There's a high probability of messing something up plus we have this great historical record that would be shame to lose.

Also, now that the hosting company has shown their true colours I don't want to do business with them anyways.

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Update.

Migrating to new hosting company didn’t happen as planned.  Should happen next week or the week after.

I thought I’d seen all the tricks and manipulations possible.  Taking over the website and dealing with internet hosting companies has shown me I didn’t know the half of it.   🙄

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21 minutes ago, Seeker said:

Update.

Migrating to new hosting company didn’t happen as planned.  Should happen next week or the week after.

I thought I’d seen all the tricks and manipulations possible.  Taking over the website and dealing with internet hosting companies has shown me I didn’t know the half of it.   🙄

Thanks for the updates. 

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