|Re: hpcalc.org is closed (nt)|
Message #4 Posted by bill duncan on 20 Mar 2002, 11:24 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by mapet
It's not closed. It's shut down temporarily while we work on some problems. I've been hosting the site for almost a year, and until January when the other mirror went down, we had always been just under my 50G/month limit. A few days ago however, I was hit with a large bill for extra bandwidth charges. With only one mirror, I was getting about 90G of traffic per month (which would've been more, had I not taken some steps for bandwidth limiting).
We are working getting one or more other mirrors into operation. In the meantime however, I'd appreciate some help in paying off the bandwidth charges we were hit with. Both Eric and I put a fair amount of effort into providing the site, and I don't think that it is fair that we should also be stuck paying for everyone's use.
So if you appreciate the site, and would like to help, we'd certainly appreciate some help with the bill. We're not making any money from the site, just looking for some cost recovery on expenses that neither of us can really afford on a "free" site which we already work hard at maintaining.
I'm sure that we'll have the site back up soon. But I'm already over the 50G March limit (up to around 65G now) and it's only 2/3 of the way through the month.
So don't leave it up to the "next" guy. If you appreciate the site being there, help us out with the bill please. We're about 1/3 of the way through getting the bill paid off from donations so far, thanks to the generosity of some of you.