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Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:13 am

Donation address - arelith.server@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

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So, we have our first full month's usage information from Google. At the moment, we're still in the free stage (which is why our overall bill is negative) but it gives us an indication of what our costs will be once the free period ends - about $165 a month.

Interestingly, it shows our bandwidth usage for the month.

42G to Americas
20G to Europe & Africa
0.5G to China
2G to Australia
1G to other APAC countries

That includes forum and website, and is one direction (upload will be less, since the forum uses very very little upload bandwidth).

Thought I'd share, in the interests of transparency. We have $557.61 in the donation account right now, so we're good for a few months yet! Thank you to all who have donated.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby What_Evil_Lurks » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:25 am

Mithreas wrote:Thought I'd share, in the interests of transparency.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby IndifferentPerson » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:31 am

the internet i drain from you doesnt even shows there :(
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Coreybush11 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:46 am

Who is playing from China???

Or is this including information from the website too?
Also that's a lot less data being used per month than I would think through a combined average of like ~50 people at all times.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Morderon » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:30 pm

I'm wondering why Canada isn't listed at all especially if China is listed at .5 G. I would of thought Canada would use up more.

Must just be considered USA's hat.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby P Three » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:03 pm

Morderon wrote:I'm wondering why Canada isn't listed at all especially if China is listed at .5 G. I would of thought Canada would use up more.

Must just be considered USA's hat.


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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Actually, re-reading, it, it's "Americas" so Canada and Central and South America are included in the USA section. Updating original post :)
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Scimiter » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:42 pm

I AM NOBODY'S DAMN HAT! :evil:
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby IndifferentPerson » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:59 pm

That's even worse! Now I'm part of majority, gerdermnit
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Urch » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:14 pm

It has a tendency to happen with many stats and figures and things, but there is one thing I am wondering; is New Zealand considered part of Australia in terms of the figures above, or is it considered part of other APAC countries?
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby P Three » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:44 am

Scimiter wrote:I AM NOBODY'S DAMN HAT! :evil:


LOL HAT
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:50 am

This month's bill is attached. We were down for a bit, so it comes in at only US $180.94. But this is the first real money out of the account ;)
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby KregorRanger » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:42 pm

OMG! What do we have to pay to yank the ad pops that started coming up on the web/forum pages today?? I'll pay it! They are loading literally every... single... page that loads, and they take 10-15 seconds just to finish loading enough so I can close them. And it delays the initial load time of every page. It's making the site almost completely unusable right now, please make it stop!
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby The Rambling Midget » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:56 pm

Uhh...

That might be you, Kregor. I've seen nothing of the sort.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby P Three » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:13 pm

The Rambling Midget wrote:Uhh...

That might be you, Kregor. I've seen nothing of the sort.

http://www.malwarebytes.org


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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Cihparg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:34 pm

KregorRanger wrote:OMG! What do we have to pay to yank the ad pops that started coming up on the web/forum pages today?? I'll pay it! They are loading literally every... single... page that loads, and they take 10-15 seconds just to finish loading enough so I can close them. And it delays the initial load time of every page. It's making the site almost completely unusable right now, please make it stop!


Uhh- as previously mentioned: Run a anti-malware(adware(spyware)) software.
Sounds like you've got some sort of an infection.

If you've already done so, download something such as Adguard (Beats Adblock (All Variants)).
http://adguard.com/en/adguard-adblock-b ... rview.html
Nothing to see here.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby CookieMonster » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:39 pm

P Three wrote:
The Rambling Midget wrote:Uhh...

That might be you, Kregor. I've seen nothing of the sort.

http://www.malwarebytes.org


I second this.


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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby KregorRanger » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:41 pm

Huh...

I'm running a Mac, and it's secured and clean.

Maybe the restaurant Wifi hot spot I'm on is loading them. If no one else is seeing it, then I guess it's just me. That would just figure that they'd start cobbling something onto their connection. Time to find a new place for coffee and wifi.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Cihparg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:43 pm

What did you check yer mac with?
Mac's aren't really any bit more immune to viruses than other OS'es are these days.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby DM Watchtower » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:54 pm

Macs can still get malware in the form of browser extensions and such. At least, that's how it commonly happens.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby KregorRanger » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:57 pm

AVG to lock it down. AdwareMedic to scan for malware. Both are coming up clean. I'm fully aware that Macs are vulnerable too, and to what. Only mentioning having the Mac because Malwarebytes doesn't come in Mac flavor.

UPDATE: Back home, ad banners gone. BK WiFi hotspot was proxying my connection and loading ads onto the web pages. Lovely BK.

Sorry for digressing the thread. :P
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:23 pm

April and May bills attached. Coming in at a pretty steady $180 a month, which is good going.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:43 am

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June's bill attached, coming in at a lower $169.06, which is nice.

The account has another $216 left in it, so we have enough donations in place to cover the next month's bill. Thank you to all who have contributed and continue to do so - if you haven't got your contributor badge yet, drop me a PM with your Paypal name (so I can cross check on the account!) and I'll fix you up.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby SteelsSweets » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:29 pm

Is there a way to set up an auto monthly payment?

I'm lazy and forgetful. Would be nice to set it and forget it :)
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Postby Mithreas » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:32 am

Right now, no - we'd have to pay for a premium PayPal account. But posting these updates should be a useful reminder for folks :)
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