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Old 04-28-2019, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Service manuals - going down

Hi all

As you all know I am not as active on Badcaps.net forum as I would otherwise like to be, for a variety of reasons, but mostly related to workload.

The toms-service-manuals.com domain will be expiring next month, and the web hosting will be expiring a few months after that.

I'll likely move to a cheaper webhosting provider (DreamHost is $120 a year, and I basically only host my CV and service manuals now there; the shared server is otherwise underutilised), but I'm wondering if the service manuals site is loved enough to continue it.

I don't receive enough donations as it is to sustain it -- and that's fine, I never intended for it to be a profit-center.

I'm happy to hand the baton over to someone else - to run the site if desired - but right now I can't really justify hosting it given it only gets a few hundred visitors a day. I've a huge back catalogue of manuals to add sometime, but they take a while to go through, name, and add into the system, and I haven't got the time at the moment, in between a full time job and the rest of the time is expended on a year-long project.

Thoughts / ideas appreciated.

Tom
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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Have you looked into cheaper web hosting like Bluhost. Cheapest plan is $3/month. Your site doesnt appear to be indexed by google since I have never seen it on google searches. Properly indexed and putting up some google ads could cover hosting costs and possibly turn a bit of profit.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:33 AM   #3
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I've appreciated your website for some time. It's a great resource.

Is it possible for Badcaps to host this material if you no longer can?
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:44 AM   #4
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Bump so more can see this.

I think Topcat offered a while ago but I'm not sure on what the status of that is. I'll have to ask again.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:22 PM   #5
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Hi all

As you all know I am not as active on Badcaps.net forum as I would otherwise like to be, for a variety of reasons, but mostly related to workload.

The toms-service-manuals.com domain will be expiring next month, and the web hosting will be expiring a few months after that.

I'll likely move to a cheaper webhosting provider (DreamHost is $120 a year, and I basically only host my CV and service manuals now there; the shared server is otherwise underutilised), but I'm wondering if the service manuals site is loved enough to continue it.

I don't receive enough donations as it is to sustain it -- and that's fine, I never intended for it to be a profit-center.

I'm happy to hand the baton over to someone else - to run the site if desired - but right now I can't really justify hosting it given it only gets a few hundred visitors a day. I've a huge back catalogue of manuals to add sometime, but they take a while to go through, name, and add into the system, and I haven't got the time at the moment, in between a full time job and the rest of the time is expended on a year-long project.

Thoughts / ideas appreciated.

Tom
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:43 AM   #6
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Bump so more can see this.

I think Topcat offered a while ago but I'm not sure on what the status of that is. I'll have to ask again.
Definately miss your input on this forum! Not the same.
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