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7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby sionco » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:16 pm

This website was started in 2012 to take over from the GPM2 World website which was left to die and unable to be updated by the owners. At that time I took the decision to create this website and put it on the same paid hosting that I used for me personal websites.
In that time the community has grown.

However, due to changes in direction in my life, I have no use for my other personal websites which I have deleted. Therefore, I regret to inform you all, that I can't afford to pay the yearly hosting costs (100$) just to keep GP Race Games alive. So, therefore in a month I will let the domain expire.

If anyone wants to take over, start a fresh, I'm happy to transfer-export any data/ forum database / domain over to the new owners.

Thank you very much for being part of the community and my apologies,

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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby BioBiro » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:06 pm

Muahahahahahaha!! After waiting in the shadows for all these years, finally you are down on your luck and I can takeover!
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby Veedub » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:59 am

Thank you Sion for your efforts, we all got a little more life out of these games thanks to you.

An unfortunate but understandable decision. Take care and good luck for the future!
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby sionco » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:16 pm

Veedub wrote:Thank you Sion for your efforts, we all got a little more life out of these games thanks to you.

An unfortunate but understandable decision. Take care and good luck for the future!


Cheers.
As I said, the offer still stands, I'd be happy to export the data from the forum or copy it across to anyone who wishes so everything isn't lost.

good luck
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby vanherst » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:42 pm

Dear Sion,

How many bandwith does the site need?
I have some room left on my server, this great site must be saved.

With kind regards,
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby Veedub » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:58 am

And if we cant host it, I'd love a backup if possible. Sion, do you know what size the backup would be? Even if it's a back up from today is fine, doesnt have to be last minute backup. Anyone have a place to upload the backup to?
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby Nuppiz » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:03 pm

Since you no longer need to host multiple sites, is there any chance you could move to cheaper hosting? I'm asking this because while I don't have the time to start hosting yet another site, I'm doing quite decently on the financial end of things so I wouldn't mind pitching in to pay some of the hosting costs.

Not only there's a sizeable amount of my stuff (like GPM2 modding guides) uploaded here, but I'm probably indirectly responsible for a decent amount of the existing traffic here. You know, because of the few mods I've made over the years...
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby sionco » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:09 pm

vanherst wrote:Dear Sion,

How many bandwith does the site need?
I have some room left on my server, this great site must be saved.

With kind regards,


The website is about 800mb bandwidth
and the forum is about 500mb bandidth monthly
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby sionco » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Veedub wrote:And if we cant host it, I'd love a backup if possible. Sion, do you know what size the backup would be? Even if it's a back up from today is fine, doesnt have to be last minute backup. Anyone have a place to upload the backup to?


Stats from the phpbb forum page:

Database size 20mb
size of posted attachments: 26mb

I've made a backup of the phpbb database and downloaded it . I think if a phpbb board is setup somewhere else, all you need to do is go to the Administration Control Panel, and click restore uploading the file
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Re: 7 Years of GPRaceGames and the end?

Postby Sean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:58 pm

Thanks, Sion for hosting this website and forum over the years and hopefully someone else can take over hosting. If anyone needs someone to make a new website just let me know as recently I've built a few WordPress websites for people.
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