As regular readers are no doubt aware Seawayfishing exceeded its allocated bandwidth on the evening of 20th may and subsequently the site's hosting company blocked all external access including mine. Seawayfishing was created by me 2 years ago as a place to keep all my reports and data as well as let other anglers post theirs. It runs on a shoestring budget, the cheapest plan available(which is why sometimes during peak periods at night sometimes it wont load). For a while now Seawayfishing has been growing exponentially with more readers and registered user's most of these are non active who read but don't contribute. More users means more bandwidth usage and it has gotten to the point where it can no longer be supported on the current hosting plan it is on. That means it needs more money to continue.
Web sites are supported by one of 3 ways.
So those are the choices I have, I'm not going to do anything straight away and I haven't decided what to do but I'll be keeping a close eye on the bandwidth usage this month and may institute changes if it gets close to the mark. Being offline for so long willl have cut the users down a bit so we should have a bit of breathing room in that regard. Feel free to discuss it below, but lets keep the righteous indignation to a minimum shall we.
What service are you using to host this website? Being an IT Professional myself I know there are many hosting services out there which you could switch to which give you plenty if not unlimited bandwidth for free or a very small fee.
This would solve any issues and allow you to continue to offer the information on your wonderful site for free 🙂
its a small price to pay and my thoughts are echoed by most of the comments above. I will be more than happy to pay an annual fee to help keep this great website going.
I have left a few mesages and asked a few questions on this site
and i do read the reports and replys a lot and its the most usefull fishing site i have come across
its a credit to everyone that uses it and posts reports well done to all and especially you Craig
i would be more than happy to pay a yearly fee
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Despite only being a recent user, I think this site is great and is full of great tips and information. I would be happy to pay a membership/donation. Maybe you could set up a paypal type function to allow donations? However, like you mentioned, this probably isn’t sustainable.
Either way, you have my support.