JoelFan.com

The Original Billy Joel Fan Site

Site Update and Status

Posted by on Oct 22, 2008

Site Update and Status

Dear JoelFan.com User,

I’m sorry to report that due to financial issues, Joelfan.com had to be shut down.

On Monday, October 20th, 2008, I received an email from my host provider stating that Joelfan.com was becoming too active to remain in a shared-hosting environment. Basically, our site was utilizing too many resources on the server where it resides (see graph below). To protect other customers who have websites running on the same server as Joelfan.com, my host provider was requiring me to move the site to dedicated server. In that type of environment, Joelfan.com would “live” on it’s own computer, and could use all the resources it needs without affecting other customers.

However, dedicated hosting is not cheap, and frankly, Joelfan.com just doesn’t earn enough revenue to justify the upgrade. I’m sorry if this is the first time you’re learning of this problem, but my hands were tied; my host provider only gave me 48 hours to remedy the situation, or to shut down.

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