This weekend, we're moving evolt.org's servers from Starkmedia in
Milwaulkee where they've been hosted and maintained by Dan Cody
since early 2001, to their new home at http://www.csi1st.net/ in
Altavista, Virginia, courtesy of Ron Dorman.
We'll be flipping the switch at about 1700 hours GMT on Friday
2nd August, loading the boxes into Matt Warden's car and he will
drive them all the way south to Altavista. We expect to have
everything back up, tested and with DNS running normally shortly
before midnight GMT on Wednesday 7th.
Evolt's sincere thanks go to Dan for the dedicated time, effort
and cost involved in keeping our services up and running, and we
wish him well.
Thanks also go to StarkMedia, Dan's employers, for their kindness
and understanding in allowing Dan the time and space to do so.
Hosting evolt is no mean feat for anyone. As well as physically
keeping the boxes up and running, evolt goes through about 140GB a
month bandwidth. We're currently looking for donations to cover the
additional costs which Ron's company will incur in hosting evolt and
also to make sure Matt isn't personally out of pocket for a 1500+
mile round trip.
Once we're back up, there will be info on how you can help (and
why) at http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/
To keep those additional costs down, we're also very much looking
for people who can host a mirror of some or all of evolt's browser
archive, currently running through about 100GB a month.
It will be set up so that you can offer a monthly allocation of as
much or as little as you have going spare. Once it's used, your
mirror will drop out of the rotation, so you don't get any nasty
surprises in your hosting bill.
If you're able to help, or you've got any questions, drop a note