Forum OpenACS Q&A: Acorn Hosting is shutting down
It's been a great couple of years, but I'm ready to move on from running Acorn Hosting. Getting up at 3am to deal with server issues has gotten old, and I'm ready to focus on other parts of my life. At this point, it isn't fun, it's only borderline profitable (in part because I hate accounting), and I'm not doing as good of a job as I'd like.
I'm going to shut down operations on 12/31/05, but I'll still be around OpenACS.org (heck, I might even have time to do some coding). I'm transitioning away from hosting, but not away from OpenACS.
(To my customers: more details are available in the Service Notices area of http://acornhosting.net.)
I had use Acorn Hosting for a short period of time, its been a good experience for me. I hope you get some of your time back, good luck.
.... and start up the next one :)
Good luck with whatever you do next.
Say it isn't so! You do a great job.
Good luck on your next venture! Everyone at IBR says Acorn is the best webhosting service they have ever dealt with. I'm sure it will be a long adjustment for us to get used to what other companies consider 'customer service'.
Thanks for all the hard work
Sorry to see you go. Best wishes with your next venture.
P.S. Looking for good alternatives. Anyone interested in explore using Linode? http://www.linode.com/products/controlpanel.cfm
The ability to "share virtual disk images across configuration profiles" sounds interesting (e.g. we create a sharable debian based standard openACS config with all additional software). Not comparable to Cathy's personal touch, but it does sound good. Other suggestions? I have a couple of sites that I run for friends and family I need to move somewhere.
A few people have made offers at Cathy's site, too:
I'd definitely like to hear from anyone who has positive or negative experiences with their web host
So, if you paid Cathy through to December 31st, 2005, you can get full credit from Zill.net through to December 31st, 2005 and not pay again until January.
If you want to check out sites we host, have a look at http://www.dotfolio.org as an example.