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DLP Hosting Questions

Discussion in 'Site Related Support' started by AaronD, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. AaronD

    AaronD Squib

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    I see the Donate bar is currently at $10/$100, and I have some questions about this.

    1. Where is DLP hosted?
    2. How many users are active each month on average?
    3. What are the data usage stats for DLP?
    4. Where is the domain name registered?
    5. How long ago was the current hosting plan started?
    6. Can you take other forms of payment?

    As far as "other payments" goes, the two I have in mind is are Paypal and Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or PIVX. I see paypal mentioned a few times here, but the actual paypal button appears to be broken, so I'm wondering when the last time that was actually used is.

    Additionally, who pays the hosting bill when the goal is not reached?

    DLP is an amazing resources with an amazing community, and I want to see the community thrive for many more years. I'd like to know what we can do to ensure that.

    One of the things that comes to mind is that this forum is obviously quite old, and features appear to have been tacked on here and there. I'm wondering if it would be possible to move DLP with post and accounts and all the important bits to a more updated forum with a responsive design while keeping the green/black theme that it has going on here.
     
  2. Oz

    Oz Heir to Hogwarts Moderator DLP Supporter

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    From a cursory whois, looks like linode. Lord Ravenclaw could confirm for sure.

    Looks like name.com.

    We had some stability problems about 3 years ago and Raven migrated to the current VPS about 3 years ago. More info.

    The PayPal button has been raised, but I guess Raven's been either too busy or forgotten. Worth another poke.

    Raven pays out of pocket.

    Just be active I guess lol.

    It's in progress. Raven has all the exporters ready to go, currently the main blocker is me writing the theme, which I'm working on today.
     
  3. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Mostly right. We moved hosts about 3 years ago because we were on a really old dedicated server and had no real upgrade path. It was significantly cheaper to do since hardware had moved ahead.

    Linode/Name.com are correct.

    The Paypal button is working as far as I can tell. The only button that doesn't seem to be working is the Coinbase one, which I'll just remove. As for alternative currencies, how many people would actually use it for the effort?

    When the donations run low, I pick up the slack.