You may have noticed some issues in the last couple of days. Currently the website is on a shared hosting server. Its not actually a commercial shared server and unfortunately it's not a particularly powerful server. Also there are other people using it as well and thus it's struggling with the load. Other users on the server have already asked my host to keep the site disabled.
Now we would like to ask you a favour.
We are looking for a dedicated server to keep this site alive.
Something like this option 1
(or similar) dedicated server would be sufficient. That's $150/month or £95/month (depends on exchange rate)
The site currently brings in nowhere near enough to pay for a server itself (with donations and adsense it's currently bringing in about £7/month). I am already paying out around £55/month for the website server and the server where image backups are kept (my personal sites are also on this site, but it's not powerful enough to host the fanart.tv site).
We currently get around 2.5million hits to the APIs a month and around 15,000 visits a month to the actual site as well. Traffic is about 1000GB/month.
With the new Movie section addition this will be rising more and more over time.
So if anyone has some contact(s) who would be willing to sponsor us to get a dedicated server, please get in touch. Every donation will help to achieve this goal.
If there are any sponsors I'd be happy to remove the google ads and just promote them.
Alternatively if we can get enough donations to carry us through for 6-12 months that might be another option.
If anyone has any suggestion, please let me know:
E-mail contribute @ fanart.tv
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