Greetings, Earlier today, Apologetics Index was unavailable for several hours. Consistently high traffic rates have caused the site to use more than its share
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, Jan 19, 2005
Earlier today, Apologetics Index was
unavailable for several hours.
Consistently high traffic rates have caused the site to use more than
its share of server resources, causing the server to crash several
times this week. Since other sites on the server also go down each
time the server crashes, our host temporarily disabled Apologetics
While we are pleased to see that Apologetics Index continues to grow in
popularity, our web host provider has let us know that we must move the
site to a dedicated server. That means the server would be used only by
Apologetics Index, and the site would thus not have to share the
server's resources with other websites. This would be ideal, were it
not for the fact that our shoestring budget cannot deal with the extra
expense of a dedicated server (in addition to the current monthly cost
of a semi-dedicated server for Religion News Blog).
One option suggested by our web host is to move both Apologetics Index and
Religion News Blog to one dedicated server. Doing so would still
increase our server costs to $170.00/month. That said, in
investigating all our options - both at our current web host and at
other host providers - it appears that our current provider is able to
meet our needs (in terms on traffic, diskspace, database use, speed,
etcetera) cheaper than other hosts can.
As always, we are committed to providing our websites free of charge. A
small portion of our costs is covered by income derived from
advertisements carried on both sites. For example, each time you
purchase something from Amazon.com through our affiliate link -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home/christianministr - we
receive a small commission.
However, for the bulk of our expenses we rely on donations. In other
words, our websites are primarily reader-supported. Hence this appeal:
If these websites are of use to you, please consider supporting us with
a one-time or monthly donation. If you are willing and able to help us
financially, you can safely and securely do so via PayPal:
http://tinyurl.com/5nkeb (this link will lead to a PayPal screen that
At this writing, we have decided to indeed move both Apologetics Index
and Religion News Blog to one dedicated server. Aside from the
possibility of a few temporary outages here and there, this move should
be transparent to you. You will not have to change or update your
Should you have questions, comments of concerns, please feel free to
contact us: ajhein-hudson@...
Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
ApologeticsIndex.org: Research resources on religions, cults, sects,
and related issues
ReligionNewsBlog.com: News & news archive on religions, cults,
sects, and related issues
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