Alright, guys. Lend me your ears for a second, yes?
As most of you are aware, our server went down for a little while yesterday (if you weren't there for it, don't worry about it). Thankfully it was backup in a few minutes but we have a theory that was our host sending us a little warning (aren't they just lovely?).
I hate to announce this, especially so close to Christmas, but here is how it is. We're only 350mb away from running out of server space. Our hosts cannot afford to make room for us in our current shared server. Space isn't the only issue here either. VO receives a lot of bandwidth and because of all the bandwidth we're receiving (we're oh-so-popular~), we're hurting the performance of other sites that are in the same server.
As a result, they want Azure to pay 155€ (about $200 USD) per year so they can move us to our own dedicated server.
Naturally, that amount is a lot of money for one person to shell out of his own wallet. Even I don't have that amount right now to spare.
After a lot of discussion and trying our best to resolve this little situations, the staff has decided that our only good option here is to go to the members and request any possible donations you have to offer. This has honestly been our last resort measure. The last thing we wanted to do was to ask this from you guys but this is really our only option.
So spread the word among your VO pals. Go see if any of them would be interested in keeping VO up. Every sum of money, no matter how small, will make a difference in the end. If you would like to send a donation, post in this thread with any questions or comments. If you want to make an anonymous donation, that's okay too.
All donations can be sent via paypal to Azure at email@example.com
Don't spam his email though with unrelated business. =)
You can also use the "donate to VO" side bar to donate and help keep us alive.
If the server happens to go down again for whatever reason, feel free to contact the mods through whatever means (email, youtube, MSN). Azure has made time for us to get the word out to you guys, but we don't have tons of it. Try not to let this worry you guys too much though...just let it worry you a bit. With Christmas and New Years coming up we should do our best to be happy joyful little people.
Anything you have to offer would be greatly appreciated by everyone. =)
Thanks, everyone! -Luka
This post has been edited by Luka: 27 December 2010 - 02:53 AM