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This is a question I'm putting out to anybody who visits WOTS for any reason.

I'm having repeated problems with web hosts who will throw legal TOS nonsense at me over the number of files I have stored on WOTS which reaches over 450,000. This is a problem since most have inode limits of 250,000 or less. For those that don't know, inodes are merely files, but emails, images, html, and database tables all use an inode.

My budget isn't exactly that high for this, so I have repeated problems when looking for new hosts that I can move to, since the VPS or Dedicated plans that ignore these limits. (VPS can go for about $40/month while Dedicated can go for as much as $100/month with huge variations when you shop around)

So, on my budget for WOTS is, those kinds of plans are well out of my league unless I got a constant stream of financial help from somewhere.

Though another alternative could be to just throw the website into my ISP and electric bills and use an old laptop as the server and host it all there, but that would still require investment in a UPS (Uninterruptible Power-supply) and look into getting it all set up properly, as well as possibly hiring a friend to serve as occasional maintenance if I need it.

But that's a different issue, I'm asking how useful do you consider the Framegrabs to be, and how important do you consider them to be kept.
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steven4554 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I consider them useful, as I at most times grab some of them to make my own grabpics. But I would keep the episode guide, but lose the framegrabs, if you wish to reduce to within the limit your host set.

Running your own server could be useful, but I've never had experience running one.
Gazmanafc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I've found a host that from what I can see, doesn't have an inode limit, they don't offer "unlimited" space & bandwidth, but that's not an issue because that never exists anyway.

So moving is an option here.
steven4554 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a good option to me, if there is no inode limit:)

It will be ideal when WOTS4 is in development.
Gazmanafc Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014
I'll probably look into moving later in the month since I've only just paid out a tenner for the current month, so I'd like to get more out of the hosting first if I can.

They increased my inode limit to 500,000 for a couple of days for maintenance ("maintenance" being me downloading the databases), but after that who knows. I've told them that I'll look into developing an alternative, but it's not the best solution because that'll mean removing the thumbnails and using the fullsize images instead which is a bad idea since it'll slow rendering to a crawl, and I've told them that in order for that to be feasible, they MUST wait. But no response on whether they will or not.
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