I donâ€™t get it: If you are acting as a host, an ISP of some sorts â€“ you must use RAID or some other topology that distributes the load and/or supports failover. A single-drive solution is pissing in the wind and reckless. Sorry: I call it the way I see it, and obviously is now history.
Donâ€™t get me wrong: I understand completely the frustration of hosting alone or finding someone that can be trusted with â€œyour babyâ€; been there/done that on several occasions. Post-partum is not fun unless there is a reasonable plan to share the workloadâ€¦ or handoff, least it be taken from you.
: You have your ears on buddy? Iâ€™m trying to do you a favor.
The best bet is to migrate to a dedicated farm, raise the cash from the elite members to offset the cost, and have TWO or more admins capable of providing a modicum of support so that we are not sole-sourced and constrained by the one element.
Cost breakdown for a typical Forum:
- Web Hosting: $120/year (+/- whatever)
- SQL Server: $120/year (MySQL might be cheaperâ€¦ )
- Domain Registration: Varies $15-35 depending on who is doing it.
Max Total: $275/yr
- SSL? Great way to market ES-centric product to raise cash.
Whatâ€™d I miss?
BTW â€“ I do not seek the Admin role; Iâ€™ve plenty on my plate.
I just want to contribute and converse with kindred folks, and pray my content doesnâ€™t disappear â€“ or worse: Be absconded for private gain.
Please please please consider a way to hand off or share so that we can fix the issues.
Most sincerely, KF