How nuch is reasonable for a personal web site? 

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Good Morning,  !
It's Saturday, August 28, 2010

Web servers crash. Not frequently, because they are top grade 
computers, but ever since the first abacus crashed 4700 years
ago, that has been something to be feared by those involved
with them. Luckily it does not happen often, but when it does,
it is very traumatic, because nowadays it involves the work and 
livelyhood of a lot of people. 

We had a server crash on Thursday. Our servers are in the hub
of the Internet in Virginia, near the Pentagon, and we work on 
them over the Internet. There are helpful techs on site to 
replace hard drives when needed, and occasionally even assist
with troubleshooting. Sometimes, when a machine is over a year
or two old, they even route the connection to a new machine.

When that has to be done, the routing to the involved sites 
changes. That leads to more problems and can trash the 
set-up and fystem on the new machine. That happened on 
yesterday, shortly after we had finished moving the domains 
from the machine, that had crashed on Thursday onto it.

The thought of jumping off some scenic high spot becomes
quite attractive at times like that. So does regret for not
having chosen a career as Walmart greeter or hamburger
technician. I certainly would not be as broke if I had been
smart enough to choose such a career path, and I most 
definitely would have had a lot more leisure time.

Next life, maybe. Or did I already learn that in the last one, 
and now need to learn to cope with maximum stress?

I will definitely sleep well, when all the sites are up and 
running again!

Have FUN!

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alice Re: personal web site Dear Webby, How much would it cost per year for a small personal web site with just more or less a family album of pictures and stories about family members? I know I can do something like that on Facebook, but that is a lot of rigmarole and I get pestered by all kinds of people, that I prefer to forget about. I am by no means a computer expert, but I know how to use email and word processing, and I can mess with pictures and resize them. Alice Dear Alice A complete package, including registering a domain for you, setting up the site for really easy updating, and coaching you to get comfortable with updating your site, is $375. Renewing for any year after that, once you had a year's worth of personal coaching, is only $100 per year, or $10.50 a month. You still get full support and coaching when required, but after a year people require a lot less staff time. That is why we can lower the price so drastically. Have FUN! DearWebby
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