Update: A good number of people have reached out and offered help and I have settled on a path forward for now. It'll take a while to decide which new hosting service to go with and will update you all once a date for server move is set. Thanks so much to everyone who has reached out!
Most of you will know that Xu-Fu is struggling with downtimes here and there. It's been going on for a long time and despite many improvements, it's still happening. I want to finally solve this problem because this community is amazing, has been amazing to me, and deserves better :-)
I know there's something borked on the web hosting side and I want to move the entire page to a different web hoster. And that's where I need help with. This is a once-off paid job and I'd really like to give it to someone who'd benefit a lot from this type of odd job right now, not a big company or such. Covid has been hard on many people, I'd love to help with this if possible.
Are you interested or know someone who might fit the bill? Please read on for some more technical details.
1. Tech background
Xu-Fu is currently on a server with shared hosting, meaning that there are multiple customers on the same server (part of the problem, it seems).
I have an admin panel with various settings (like managing SQL databases, cronjobs, FTP accesses etc.), but I do not have root access to the server and can't execute any shell commands. I have also never done that so no idea how to set up a server from scratch or manage that side of things. I work through FTP, phpmyadmin and the admin panel. And ideally I'd like to keep it that way - if possible. If it's not possible, the job would include teaching me how to access and manage a server more directly.
2. The job
- You know your way around the web hosting landscape
- Take a look at what's currently in place
- Recommend a different web hoster that you know can deliver a better experience
- Explain to me how the new setup would look like (so I can estimate if I can work with that)
- If needed, teach me how to admin the new server
- Then, together with me, move the entire page over to the new service
Sounds like something you can do? Send me an email to [email protected]
or poke me on Discord
with a tiny little intro who you are and why you'd like this job. No need to go into great length. We can discuss more details, the scope of this task and the pay in chat then.