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SKY-MAP.ORG / WIKISKY • View topic - Inhabit a star! Become our leading contributor!

Inhabit a star! Become our leading contributor!

We need your help!
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The SKY-MAP.<font color=red>ORG</font> team.

Inhabit a star! Become our leading contributor!

Postby admin » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:31 pm

Dear friends,

We need your help!

Our traffic increased to 4,000,000 hits from about 30,000 unique visitors daily. So far we have used multiple shared accounts on DailyRazor hosting provider to handle the traffic. Last night unexpectedly DailyRazor shut off most of our accounts explaining it by increased server load. For now we involved all our reserves, but rest of our servers are hardly handle the traffic. So it's time to move our hosting to dedicated servers. We need around $6,000 to build minimal configuration to handle current traffic and capable for later upgrades.
But we don't want just ask for donation, instead we would like to offer something valuable (or at least visible) in return for your support.
We launched new service called "Inhabited Sky" (http://my.sky-map.org). Basically it is a page where we appreciate our contributors. By donating some money you will get a star where you can put some personal (or business) information, link it to your homepage.
Also you can use that star to design a gift with nice astronomical image and personalized message. See services page for details: http://my.sky-map.org/adopt_services.jsp?iii=mug

Here's an example of personalized gift:
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We will post regular updates on the donation project progress.

Thank you very much for your support,
The SKY-MAP team
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Postby admin » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:55 am

Good news - we've installed new server!
Thank you everyone for your contributions that helped us to cover 1/3 of the expenses to purchase the server.
It's not a brand new, but still pretty powerful server:
Dual P4 Xeon 3.06GHz/533, 4GB RAM, 2x36GB 15K SCSI HDD.
It became fourth and most powerful server in our park. Currently it handles about 40-50% of the incoming traffic.
In our short-term plans we're going to implement the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2 - all sky photographic survey http://archive.stsci.edu/dss/index.html)
It will require additional spacious (2 TB) database server. And once again we rely on your help here.

Thank you,
The SKY-MAP.ORG team
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Re: Inhabit a star! Become our leading contributor!

Postby admin » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:52 pm

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Re: Inhabit a star! Become our leading contributor!

Postby PigsFly » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:45 pm

That's neat! You guys should really try to reach out to Google to see if they'll provide some hosting since they do Google Maps and it's similar to your interface. Would make sense for them to partner up with you! :D
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