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File caches are now re-enabled and transient queries should be working again. SRMZ, BHMS, RSC 2014, RSC 2004 archived Web sites will be offline probably until the weekend.

Some new news sometime tomorrow?

Older edit:

The site has now been moved. Apologies for the downtime. Currently the site has no caching enabled so all PHP code is executing on every page load. This, and other items, will be re-enabled when I have time this evening (US time).

Original post:

As some readers may have seen on Twitter, as soon as I can put aside a large enough window of time within the next few days I will be moving the site fully to a new Web host. This has been forced upon me by the current host who decided to change from unlimited domains, subdomains and storage, to a new plan where you’d have two domains, one subdomain and 20GB of storage.

Bluehost, the current host at the time of posting and my personal Web host since 2006, gave six weeks notice and expected users to pay a REDUCED PRICE of $757.09. When contacted, their reasons did not align with the facts of hosting hardware, and changed to new reasons that made even less sense when challenged.

The main issue is the notice period. I don’t run RSC to make money (it doesn’t), but the thought of finding that amount of money and then next time the hosting renews finding a non-reduced amount in a week where both our cars needed new brakes, my car needed a few parts (a belt broke, the alternator stopped, the pump stopped, the car overheated, a pipe burst and I lost all the coolant) and I had a root canal just seems like bad timing on their part – lol.

I already paid for a new host and moved a lot over with the exception of a few archived sites (BHMS, SRMZ, RSC 2004 and RSC 2014) which will, unfortunately, have to be rebuilt from scratch at the new location and be broken until I do so.

Here are the costs incurred so far:
$142.20 hosting (promo rate)
$34.95 88mphtim.tv
$19.99 ———-.com
$19.99 racesimcentral.com
$17.99 racesimcentral.org
$17.99 rec-autos-simulators.net
$17.99 ——–.org
$19.99 ————.com
$17.99 —-.org

Still to pay and move:
$17.99 racesimcentral.net
$36.99 rscl.ink
$17.99 timwheatley.org

The domains could have remained with Bluehost, but I moved them away to cut ties with the company. The pricing above next to each domain was the cost of adding 1 year to each domain – something you are forced to do when moving a domain. The domains with “—” are low traffic sites not connected to RSC.

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Saw you post that the Blackhole Motorsports archive was something like 300k files and 18GB size. Really, thank you.

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