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As of November 26, 2010, delusionsandgrandeur.net is no longer hosted freely.

I kept saying free cannot be perfect. As you probably noticed, the delusionsandgrandeur.net domain went down around November 14. This downtime was because 000webhost terminated my account without notice. The site wasn't fully restored until I set up with a new host, xtreemhost. Again, my account was terminated without notice around November 24. This time the host actually informed me what I did wrong. I was terminated because I had more than 100 people visit my site at one time. This restriction was a hidden stipulation, not mentioned anywhere in the information about the plan or in the terms of service. The termination came at a horrible time, as I had been traveling for Thanksgiving. I only had my netbook with me, which did not have the backup files of my site. Thankfully, I was able to persuade the last host to allow me access to the backup of my site. Everything was fully propagated and restored from November 26 through November 28.

The moral of the story is I had to break down and purchase hosting. Realistically, this site's popularity and use of technologies such as PHP/mySQL combined with my lack of desire to have ads imposed on the site have made it impossible to rely on free hosting. The great side of this is that delusionsandgrandeur.net now has an excellent, reliable host, so there will be no more days-long downtime to worry about. The less great side is that I'm a poor college student, and paying for hosting does take away some of my much-needed money.

Keep in mind that I own and maintain all of the sites included in this domain. Any funds collected will help any and all sites that reside on delusionsandgrandeur.net

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