I pay $10/month for shared hosting with Dreamhost.com. Shared hosting means a provider serves pages for multiple web sites, each having its own domain name, from a single web server. Most hosting companies provide shared hosting. Although it’s a less expensive way to create and maintain a web presence, it’s usually not sufficient for web sites with high traffic, so they need a dedicated server (VPS) .
I run two sites with my hosting plan: Cinemasphyxia, and my 3D art forum at Visions of Darkness. VoD hit the ground running when I started it last June, and has become increasingly popular ever since. I opened a ticket with Dreamhost about the VPS e-mail I got, and was told the combined traffic from both sites is what’s taxing their hardware and causing Cinemasphyxia to crash (Over 300 times in the last 30 days). Thankfully, VoD’s traffic is comparatively light, so it’s not a concern, and likely never will be. Since I can’t afford a VPS for Cinemasphyxia, they suggested I create another user and move either site to it, so I moved this one.
Dreamhost also told me Cinemasphyxia is unusually large for a shared hosting plan. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know how long this solution will last before I get another notice. As it keeps growing, that risk will increase. Frankly, that’s not something I want to have to consider when posting clip updates, so I’ve decided to permanently discontinue them now, and close the site when the domain expires, next year.
It’s been one helluva ride, folks. Lots of ups and downs. I can’t thank you enough for your feedback and support. I’ve learned about fantastic scenes I never knew existed, and still enjoy watching. I’m sorry I was unable to fill all of the requests I’ve received over the years, but I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve posted. There are only a few dozen clips in my collection that I have any interest in keeping. I’m going to delete the rest after I close the site, so I strongly suggest backing up anything you’ve downloaded.
To reiterate, Cinemasphyxia.com will be permanently closed on November 15, 2018.
Thank you, and enjoy.