Just Plain Folks site shutdown? Gary E. Andrews
Okay, this is all I know right now. CDBaby/Hostbaby just sent me a note telling me ALL Hostbaby hosted sites are being shut down tomorrow Jan 31st and transferred to Bandzoogle. Our site is NOT their format, so they just told me this morning via email which I will post below. That means our entire site will be deleted by them unless I can save it today and they are still not in the office on the West Coast. Even if they can copy it there's no place to host it and no money to pay major bucks to do so if needed. Our site has literally over 100 million pages of text on it. It is too large to download in that timeframe and previous attempts timed out so there is no backup copy of it.
I bought a server but without my knowledge they transferred us to the cloud and disposed of our server. So they can't even give it back to me. I am a bit distraught over all this. I will do whatever I can to save 21 years of history.
More details when I know them.
Brian Austin Whitney
Just Plain Folks
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney
Despite 1,000's of years of Songwriting humans have not exhausted the possibilities. There will always be another Song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com
Looks like it's been sorted out and will continue as before.
I may or may not be an enigma
Hello everyone. As has been said, there were some issues with JPF, but they seem to have a handle on it now and it is up and running. I hope people will check it out and try to be invovlved as well as this site. Songwriters tend to be members of several sites, and the involvement of others are what keep them going. I often see Gary and Gavin on other sites so thanks to all you do to help other writers. And thanks to Brian for the JPF site. He has had a lot of health issues over the past couple of years, so it's good to see him still out there working it. One thing I always try to remind people, is that it is always someone's first time checking out these type sites, and often they randomly run across them. So trying to stay involved, write things people might find helpful and being aware of people reading but not participating, (lurkers) is a good thing. Never know where a co-writer, artist or possible connection might come from through these sites.
Thanks Gavin for having this one. Nice to see everyone.