About LifeinBklyn

Infomation and posts about the site


March 11, 2015

Site Finances Janyary 2021 - January 2022
February 12, 2022 11:24 AM - BoerumHillScott


Ignore / Stop Ignoring function broken
January 31, 2022 2:56 PM - pepper


Old images broken
December 10, 2021 12:56 PM - BoerumHillScott


Site update this evening
December 3, 2021 5:40 PM - BoerumHillScott


Certificate renewal time?
September 29, 2021 5:46 PM - Partridge


Site technology and hosting - March 2021
March 2, 2021 12:03 AM - BoerumHillScott


Site update underway - complete
March 1, 2021 10:21 PM - BoerumHillScott


Site downtime today - migration
February 18, 2021 11:15 AM - BoerumHillScott


Minor site update in process - logout issues
January 24, 2021 10:29 PM - BoerumHillScott


All sites point to lifeinbklyn.com
January 23, 2021 9:28 PM - BoerumHillScott
Until now, you could access the site via the URLs lifeinbklyn.com, www.lifeinbklyn.com, lifeinbkln.com, or www.lifeinbkln.com

Now, when you enter any of the last 3 (or click on links), you will be redirected to lifeinbklyn.com.
People who were accessing via the other URLs will have to log in again once.

This will make future changes easier, and cut down on confusion when people post links that make others log in again.


Minor site update in process
January 14, 2021 10:58 AM - BoerumHillScott


Site Finances January 2019 - December 2020
January 1, 2021 1:15 PM - BoerumHillScott
97.45 Prior Balance

Income:
23.97 7/21/20 Paypal donation
96.80 1/1/21 Paypal donation
96.80 1/1/21 Paypal donation
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217.57 Total Income

Expenses:
80.00 1&1 Ionos - Site Hosting - 7/28/19 - 2/27/20 (8 months x $10 per month)
112.31 1&1 Ionos - Site Hosting - 2/28/20 - 1/28/21 (11 months x 10.21 per month)
12.00 Google Domain Name Registration : lifeinbkln.com 7/28/2021 - 7/27/2022
12.00 Google Domain Name Registration : lifeinbklyn.com 9/1/2021 - 8/30/2022
36.00 Amazon Web Services - Backup storage 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 (estimated $1.50 per month)
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252.31

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62.71 Current Balance
Note: Paypal amounts are after they take their cut of a few percent.

Currently the average monthly cost for the site is around $13.71:
10.31 Site Hosting
2.00 Domain Name Registration
1.50 Backup storage

With the recent changes I made, the site is much easier to move between hosting providers.
I am thinking of moving back to cheaper hosting provider, since if it starts crapping out on us like the last one, it will be pretty trivial to dump them for another.

I will also probably be changing the site code at some point this year to load older and/or full size images off of the backup storage, deleting them off the server.
With almost 10 years of posts, the disk requirements of the site keep growing, which limits the lower cost hosting plans we can use.
The storage for the old posts themselves are minimal compared to the images.
For those who care, here is the relative size of the site storage:
0.005 GB : Site code and static files
0.9 GB : Database (includes all post/comment text)
56 GB : Uploaded images

As always, financial assistance for the site is appreciated, but not required.