Sean Tilley

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Thoughts on shutting down

I am sorry to say that I can no longer afford to host my own hub. In moving to the Bay Area, I have realized that rent costs a much higher amount than it does in Peoria, even in a shared housing situation outside of SF.

Currently, I spend $200 a month for hosting. Some might argue that's a disproportionate amount, or that I bought an overpowered server to host my hub on. Maybe that's true. However, I have come to realize that I might need to take a step back from hosting for a while so that I can sort out other aspects of my life.

Obviously, I have very much enjoyed using #Hubzilla and seeing it develop into a thing of beauty has been very rewarding for me. I have particularly enjoyed developing themes for it. There are many other facets of the platform that I wish to continue exploring.

I wish to still be a part of this great community. If anyone is running a community hub and would be willing to host my channel and @We Distribute there, I would be happy to migrate.

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I really hope you will consider moving your server to a $10/mo VPS from DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr or similar.  It would be a shame to lose some diversity in the ecosystem.

Benjamin Cook at 2016-09-05T16:33:51Z

Currently, I am on DigitalOcean. I'm not sure a $10 VPS will be quite enough to host a Hubzilla instance comfortably.

Though, it is an interesting thought...

Sean Tilley at 2016-09-13T18:34:04Z

I'm hosting two Friendica servers, one GNU Social server and an old Statusnet server with a total of estimated 100 users on a "real" server that costs 50 Euros per month. It has 16 GB memory in total. My old virtual server with 32 FGB costed about 40 Euros per month.

Ike at 2016-09-13T20:46:59Z