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Donations for Dedicated Hosting

Postby clem on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:11 am

Hi,

Linuxmint.com is hosted by Servage.net. The server is shared with other customers. When linuxmint.com receives too many visitors, the number of requests on the server goes higher and this generates a higher CPU load. Servage.net simply monitors the number of requests ran within a day, and if these get too high, it suspends the account for some amount of time. Basically, linuxmint.com will go down everytime the traffic on this website will get too important.

To solve this problem we're looking at dedicated hosting. However, Servage.net was more or less a $10/month option and the google ads we used could cover that. Dedicated hosting will probably be around 50-100$/month.

If you can make a contribution and help us on this, even if it is $20, $5 or even a simple $1 donation, together we should be able to afford a dedicated host.

A donation button was added to the main page: http://linuxmint.com/

Also, if you know of a good dedicated host, please tell us... we've never required one before and we don't really know where to look for.

Thanks for everybody on this. I hope this problem will be solved soon. In the meantime, our website and forum will still be up, but probably only half of the time :).
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Postby d00p on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:16 am

clem, we could work something out..we have another rootserver with unlimited traffic which we will use for further downloads...if you want to, you can host linuxmint.com there for a few bucks (like 10$/month or so)
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Postby my_astan on Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:58 am

Hi Root,

Please check out the following url :-

http://www.smartteam.net.my/v2/value/more.html

It is a shared hosting with unlimited data transfer. The only downside is the storage limit. The charges is in my country currency. It is lower than USD 10.00 per month.

Thanks.
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Postby clem on Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:02 am

Hi,

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately Servage.net also seemed to offer unlimited traffic (in bandwitdth that is... 2100GB). The problem was the CPU load... no, we really need a dedicated server. Shared hosting is not an option.
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Postby starkey on Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:04 am

I don't have credit card, is there's other way to donate?????
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Postby d00p on Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:56 am

if clem has a paypal account you could use that way :P
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Postby katasuka on Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:38 pm

i really wish i had the extra cash to donate but im literally broke.

i do know it might be a good idea to buy a server and pay to host it. then u would only be paying monthly bandwidth and server maint can be performed via ssh.

i can say if u do pay for dedicated server... look around and compair prices and plans. i remember seeing somewhere a "affordable" (about $50-$75 i think) dedicated hosting that used ubuntu server edition as the OS.

wish i could be of more help as i love linux mint
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Postby starkey on Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:42 pm

d00p, can you explain me, I don't get it. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby Psycho on Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:28 pm

How about sharing it via BitTorrent? I would donate some upload! :)
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