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« Reply #2355 on: 2021-11-03 16:32:36 »

I wish I knew how to do that stuff.  :-\

I would be willing to help support fund the upgrade.  But it stinks clearly since we don't even use up the data, it is these .01 second spikes you talk about. 
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« Reply #2356 on: 2021-11-03 16:32:46 »

So we are going to have to either upgrade our account due to some faults we can't find which will be an extra $200 dollars every two years.  Or another option is to find a new host... but then I have no idea how to do that.  So.... we would need trusted help from anyone in the community.  Please @yasl respond... need help.  Otherwise, if you know of a good hosting service, we may have to switch, or possibly start a community fund to pay for this site.

Lastly, the worst option, they shut down our site because we don't make an option and these weird faults that happen for .001 second, are making them unhappy.  They happen about four times a day and we have no clue why.

This is sort of a last minute, desperate plea for anyone who is good with computers, websites, cPanel, Simple Machines, servers, etc, please reach out. 
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« Reply #2357 on: 2021-11-04 13:58:45 »

So we are going to have to either upgrade our account due to some faults we can't find which will be an extra $200 dollars every two years.  Or another option is to find a new host... but then I have no idea how to do that.  So.... we would need trusted help from anyone in the community.  Please @yasl respond... need help.  Otherwise, if you know of a good hosting service, we may have to switch, or possibly start a community fund to pay for this site.

Lastly, the worst option, they shut down our site because we don't make an option and these weird faults that happen for .001 second, are making them unhappy.  They happen about four times a day and we have no clue why.

This is sort of a last minute, desperate plea for anyone who is good with computers, websites, cPanel, Simple Machines, servers, etc, please reach out. 

They are going to rope you in unfortunately. :-\  Without the know-how, you will be forced to pay for the upgrade.    An extra $400 plus dollars.
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« Reply #2358 on: 2021-11-06 01:05:52 »

Let me amend what I said earlier.  I was told by a representative of the company it is now $466 for three years.  That is a ton. 
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« Reply #2359 on: 2021-11-06 10:04:18 »

@Darrin if your still looking for help I might be able to get some help send me a pm when available.
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« Reply #2360 on: 2021-12-06 14:44:20 »

NEWS UPDATE

I have been given an ultimatum by our host provider.  Our host says we have until the end of the week or our site will be shut down.

So I have switched us back to green.  Our future is up in the air... I've tried all I can do, but we've had zero help to improve the issues they claim are hurting our servers.  They want to charge us officially now $466.20 + tax for a 3 year term (which is the highest billing term currently available).  That is unreasonably high. That is $155 a year, plus tax, plus the cost of our host name and primary costs.  That equals about $550 dollars to run this site for 3 years by them.  That is too much and I can't afford that on my own.

So... the only thing we can do now is either move to a new host (But I will need help from people to actually get us on a new platform to migrate what we have to a new host) or to actually pay what these thieves want and buy us time for three years. https://www.hostpapa.com/web-hosting-plan/  (It is the Business Pro Plan)

We have a PayPal setup.  You can use either one of these emails which will go to our account to pay for the current plan.  Any amount will help since I feel the only option at this point, since we have no tech savvy person to help, is to give in and pay their crazy rate.  I don't want to lose our community.

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« Reply #2361 on: 2021-12-07 07:49:39 »

I sent what I could to help, @Darrin , hopefully other people pitch in to help.

If I knew somebody tech savy I would direct them to you, but I don't. I'm sorry! I hope we can keep the community going, this is one of the few places I feel comfortable being myself.
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« Reply #2362 on: 2021-12-07 10:40:02 »

Oh my goodness!  I turned on my computer today and was bombarded with support.  I cannot thank you @megacycle and the other anonymous people enough!  Your generosity is amazing.  I will happily pay what is left, but you all certainly came through and made this so much easier for me to pay.  Thank you so much.  I will get this going right now, pay, and contact you with news when I hear back from our host. There might be some slight downtime as we migrate over to a dedicated server. I've never had this kind of support before and I must say I am overwhelmed.  Thank you truly.  I'm touched. :)  Thank you for helping our community.

I hope can I can provide you all something as a thank you (It's just I don't know who most of you are because Paypal hides that info!)  Thank you again so much.

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« Reply #2363 on: 2021-12-07 11:09:25 »

I'm just happy I could help; I wish I could offer you the tech support that you need, but I can provide this type of support instead. Now spread some holiday joy by keeping the site up and running! Now I'm going to go hang some mistletoe and some other, heavy on the pollen, plants. lol.
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« Reply #2364 on: 2021-12-07 12:00:42 »

:) I hope it works out!! Least we could do for all the years you've paid for the service and kept it running.  Love this place.

I'm going to go hang some mistletoe and some other, heavy on the pollen, plants. lol.

Lol!  [excited]
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« Reply #2365 on: 2021-12-07 14:32:51 »

Hopefully the amount given will help pay for future years too.  Thank you for providing this community.
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« Reply #2366 on: 2021-12-07 23:58:01 »

I want to thank the real gift givers who supported the site to exist further!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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« Reply #2367 on: 2021-12-08 10:52:27 »

THANK YOU from me too!!  <3
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« Reply #2368 on: 2021-12-08 13:50:33 »

A big thank you to everyone who helped support this forum. :)
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« Reply #2369 on: 2021-12-09 00:05:50 »

Thank you again everyone!  The conversation has already happened with no known downtime.  I will provide more info later, and our faults seem to have disappeared... so that's good! 

We have SOOOOOOOooooo much hosting power now, we are thinking of dabbling into other things to host.  I can't promise yet, but we might be able to host personal websites for members here on PSF.  I think it's as simple as us slapping the domain name you own into our program and wa-laaa!  You'd have a hosted website.

But give me a few days, maybe this weekend.  I will post more in-depth everything that happened. I will post the receipt as well so you can see what we paid for, how much it was, etc.

Thank you SO much to everyone who gave whether it was $100, $50, or a few bucks.  It was a really wholesome and humbling moment for us all.  Thank you so much. 

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