Host Boost

by Brad Nelson   7/11/14

NOTICE: Thanks to Glenn and his suggestion for Mr. Kung and myself to publish an article at American Thinker, we’ve received lots of hits and it dragged this site down, which was already hovering at the outer abilities of the initial capabilities as provided by DreamHost web hosting service.

Therefore, in the last couple of days I moved this site to a new and more robust hosting type provided by the same provider. The behind-the-scenes details aren’t important (VPS vs. the old, and less powerful, shared hosting scheme). All that’s important to know is that it costs a little more per month and I’ll be sending Glenn a bill. But you should find the site a little faster to load.

Please feel free to donate via the PayPal button at the very bottom right of the page. But I’ll never beg, nor will I host (if I can at all avoid it) annoying beg-a-thons that try to guilt you into shelling out your hard-earned money. If the spirit moves you, then donate. It doesn’t go to my video game fund or for bike parts and maintenance. It simply helps underwrite the cost of hosting the site, purchasing commercial and shareware plug-ins to enhance the capabilities of WordPress, and other associated costs.

And once again, thanks a lot, Glenn. 😀


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I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

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6 Responses to Host Boost

  1. Glenn Fairman says:

    “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” — John Maxwell.

    There is a moral imperative we face when waging war on error that truth should blossom, even if it takes roots adjacent the Gates of Hell. If we stood still, we should surely perish. Growing pains accompany the worthy dream.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Also, another little project we have going is the addition of Author Biographies such as the ones under Glenn and Deana’s articles. Let me know if anyone is interested in providing a bio and I’ll set that up for you. Just email me the bio and a picture if you want. The picture is optional.

  3. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    After my one free week (whoopee!) of the new VPS service (which is explained here), the site hosting service is now billing me $20.00/mo. That’s manageable even if I have to pocket it all. But thankfully three people have already generously donated. I’ll let them remain anonymous unless they’d prefer otherwise. But amounts will remain anonymous, but all three people were very generous.

    As the site grows, theoretically we could hit the region of $100/month. I have no idea how DreamHost determines what level of resources one is using. They say the bandwidth and disk capacity are unlimited. Therefore it is likely that the actual physical RAM and CPU time (on average) is what determines the fee. Who knows? And I think some of this obscurity is built-in. Why make it simple when a little obscurity can bamboozle?

    Anyway, just thought I’d give you a public accounting so those who wish to donate see what the present costs are. Right now there is $23.00 in my PayPal account. Feel free to boost it a little. 🙂

    Here’s a look at the behind-the-scenes usage graph:

    Usage Graph

  4. Glenn Fairman says:

    Suggest you start taking ads from Ukrainian Dating Services…….

  5. Glenn Fairman says:

    If I have any say in the matter, you will be forking out 250.00 weekly to supply bandwidth for this site

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      LOL. Well, then we will definitely need a little help from the Ukrainian gals. And you’ve certainly been instrumental in bringing a quality voice to this site. I was lucky in that regard.

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