Davey G

Jonathan J?

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Sorry if this is a bit random and out of the blue;

And hello Vlexo, it's been a while. I was Googling myself and found my old posts on this forum and it got me thinking about Vlexo and what actually happened with everything. Where did everyone go? It's like a ghost town?

I know about 5/6 years ago Eli took over the day-to-day operations of Vlexo, basically becoming the new owner.

But what actually happened to Jon? Matty? Etc?

Jon disappeared for a long time and I vaguely remember the server almost being shut down, and after that Jon just dropped off the radar and moved the Vlexo domain in a different direction...

 

David

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I have some short background here: http://vlexoforums.com/topic/7469-did-you-know/

I took over the service from Jon because he became unreachable, no idea what happened to him, but he probably got tired of running the service. Matty was a partner when I took over the service and he helped me pay for the server bills; over time he ran into financial trouble I believe, and stopped being able to support.

Now it's just me keeping the server alive and honestly I'm actively looking for someone to transfer ownership to and take it off my hands.

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It's quite upsetting to see things have ended up this way. I mean Vlexo was a big part of my teenage years, I remember Vlexo swarming with people wanting hosting here.

Are there many accounts active on the server? I'm guessing you have a dedi', which aren't cheap

Sorry if I'm blunt but, is VlexoFree boring you and just carrying unwanted weight on your shoulders?

 

I'm in the mind of helping, but, if the web host is relatively small I could find it quite easy to maintain. VPS perhaps? If it does actually need a dedi' to host all of the active clients. That might be a bit difficult as I don't have the finances to run a dedi' without seeing any profit. And I wouldn't want to start charging, that's not what Vlexo/VlexoFree has ever been about.

 

I don't know, I feel like I'm rambling, but what are your suggestions? What would you like see happen? Are you selling the host or looking for someone to, effectively, take over.

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I share the feeling Davey, Vlexo was a big part of my life and certainly where I hosted my first site. I always come every few months and try to at least, but wow -(unfortunately) 11 years goes by so fast!

I'm quite busy with other projects so I wouldn't be able to maintain it, but Eli really did step up and keep this place afloat after Jon disappeared.

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime (best way is Discord or e-mail, my Discord username .vlexar#0001 if you ever use it - I'm involved in a lot of stuff there) - or just shoot me an e-mail: you should be able to see it on my forum profile. My contact details are easy to find anyway, https://saro.keybase.pub has them all. 

I'll happily pitch in anything financially as it's no issue and it's the least I could do. I have a few larger servers myself for various projects and I'm happy to help. 

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Sorry, just started a new job and have been pretty busy.

On 4/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, Davey G said:

Are there many accounts active on the server? I'm guessing you have a dedi', which aren't cheap

There are currently 164 accounts on the server. And yeah it's a dedicated. It's not too expensive, $121 a month for the server and cpanel license.

On 4/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, Davey G said:

Sorry if I'm blunt but, is VlexoFree boring you and just carrying unwanted weight on your shoulders?

It's not boring, I just hadn't been able to maintain everything for a while and my "business model" of ads on free sites supporting the server currently generate almost no money. Some of the software we use is also a bit dated and should be changed to newer software that's a bit faster but doing doing the work on the server thats needed would take a lot of time to make sure there are no major bugs. Time that I no longer have.

On 4/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, Davey G said:

I'm in the mind of helping, but, if the web host is relatively small I could find it quite easy to maintain. VPS perhaps? If it does actually need a dedi' to host all of the active clients. That might be a bit difficult as I don't have the finances to run a dedi' without seeing any profit. And I wouldn't want to start charging, that's not what Vlexo/VlexoFree has ever been about.

Thank you for the offer, but the server really does need to be a dedicated to run all the sites well. It was once hosted on a VPS before I believe and it did not work out well at all.

On 4/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, Davey G said:

I don't know, I feel like I'm rambling, but what are your suggestions? What would you like see happen? Are you selling the host or looking for someone to, effectively, take over.

Unsure what to do yet. I haven't started looking for someone to take over yet. Ideally I'd like to see someone take it over and bring it back up to what it once was but I think the chances of that are slim.

On 5/1/2018 at 4:01 AM, Shikhir A said:

I share the feeling Davey, Vlexo was a big part of my life and certainly where I hosted my first site. I always come every few months and try to at least, but wow -(unfortunately) 11 years goes by so fast!

I'm quite busy with other projects so I wouldn't be able to maintain it, but Eli really did step up and keep this place afloat after Jon disappeared.

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime (best way is Discord or e-mail, my Discord username .vlexar#0001 if you ever use it - I'm involved in a lot of stuff there) - or just shoot me an e-mail: you should be able to see it on my forum profile. My contact details are easy to find anyway, https://saro.keybase.pub has them all. 

I'll happily pitch in anything financially as it's no issue and it's the least I could do. I have a few larger servers myself for various projects and I'm happy to help. 

Hey Shikhir! It's been a while! If I can think of a way for you to help I'll let you know, thank you for the offer!

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