Missy Posted May 25, 2020 Report Share Posted May 25, 2020 All, As of this moment, GoDaddy has suspended Earth-2.net because they claim I'm taking up too much space on their server. (200 GB is the issue.) This, despite the fact that I've been paying for unlimited storage and bandwidth through them for more than 12 years. Basically, they're extorting me. They've finally realized I've been paying $13 / month for this service, and want to jack it up to $120 / month (minimum). Until something's resolved, they will not bring the site back online. This means everything except the forums are offline. No site, no podcasts, nothing. I will be spending the next who-knows-how-long attempting to get it back online. Please bear with me at this time. - Mike Update 1: It might not be a file-size issue, but rather: How the files are sorted And / Or the number of files Both are bullshit, but are being investigated. GoDaddy apparently has a cap of 250K files. Earth-2.net has nowhere near that cap, especially in the folders they are deeming a "primary concern," but we'll see what they say. Update 2: The absolute earliest this could be fixed is 10:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM CST Monday, and that assumes their Network Violations Team is open on Memorial Day. The site is fully backed up, so if I need to remove files, they can be restored at a later date. Update 3: There are three directories they are concerned with (images, podcasts, theshow). Those three directories have ~175 GB of data in there, with the smallest being images at 18 GB. However, they now made me aware that a fourth directory concerns them: videos, which is only 1.3 GB in size. If they're crying about a 1.3 GB directory, I don't know what they want from me. Update 4: I'm looking at new providers, such as Squarespace. The plan I'd go with is more expensive than GoDaddy, but not out of my range. The issue here is it can take up to 15 days to transfer a site from one provider to another, and I don't know how iTunes will react to RSS feeds being down for that long. Update 5: Okay, here's the deal. The site is back online. Yay! However, to make this so, I've had to completely torch every podcast archive. This sucks, and I am deeply sorry that all of your amazing work has to go offline for the time being. (More on this in a moment.) Currently every show -- active or otherwise -- is limited to having one episode on the site. For example: Dread Media 665 hit today. As soon as 666 drops next week, I have to remove 665. One in, one out. That said, everything has been backed up redundantly. (I am exceptionally anal about this.) So though it blows that the archives are not presently live, I have every episode of every podcast safely stored on multiple hard drives. In the coming days, I will be looking for non-GoDaddy solutions to bring them back online. What this will look like or how it will work, I do not know. But as soon as I do, I will update everyone. If anybody has any suggestions, please toss them my way. The most recent GoDaddy tech I worked with suggested an online / cloud media server, and I have a guy I'll be hitting up tomorrow to look into that option. Soundcloud and Dropbox are also possibilities. On another note, if you would like me to send you your archives, I will absolutely do that. They're your shows and I don't want to give the impression that I have dominion over them. Update 6: Fuck GoDaddy. That's the theme of this post. While I have found other excellent hosting services, I do not have the time, money*, or energy to migrate everything (eg domain, hosting, emails, forums). That said, I am in the process of re-uploading everything to the GoDaddy servers. Because fuck GoDaddy. (Theme!) I've paid for their "unlimited" services for a decade-plus. So the archives are going back up. If they nail me again, I'll complain as best I can, without Karen-ing. But that does not mean I'll win or stick with them. This is most likely a temporary thing. But I cannot stand being told to take 15 years worth of work -- from all of us -- offline because the most prominent hosting service "cannot handle" being "a repository for podcasts." Fuck GoDaddy. (Theme!) *The asterisk above is not me mugging for donations, patrons, etc. I'm just relating that moving a site is not inexpensive, nothing more. Update 7: Except for Dread Media and Earth-2.net: The Show, all archives are back online. Dread Media is being uploaded as I type this, and The Show will probably go back up in the overnight. Update 8: All podcasts are back online. The images and a few misc items still remain down, but they'll go up silently. When / If GoDaddy complains and / or I have an update regarding moving the site, I'll let you all know. Update 9: It happened again. 🙄 So the archives have been taken down once more, and we're doing the one episode in, one out system. Sorry this has happened once more. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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