Update, Jan. 21, 2005: We have now indeed moved our websites, including Religion News Blog, to a dedicated server.
Earlier today, Apologetics Index was unavailable for several hours. Consistently high traffic rates have caused the site to use more than its share of server resources.
While we are pleased to see that Apologetics Index continues to grow in popularity, our web host provider has let us know that we must move the site to a dedicated server. That means the server would be used only by Apologetics Index, and the site would thus not have to share the server’s resources with other websites. This would be ideal, were it not for the fact that our shoestring budget cannot deal with the extra expense of a dedicated server (in addition to the current monthly cost of a semi-dedicated server for Religion News Blog).
One option suggested by our web host is to move both Apologetics Index and Religion News Blog to one dedicated server. Doing so would still increase our monthly server costs to $170.00.
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Anton and Janet
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