For a while there, if it seemed I wasn’t updating Gaijin-Gunpla.com much recently it was because I wasn’t updating Gaijin-Gunpla.com recently. There’s no seeming about it. Some of this came from having a new little one in the household who demands constant attention (I have no qualms about lavishing that attention on her) but also, and many people are very much aware of this, accessing this site was very hit and miss for some time. Often when trying to view the site you would get hit with a Resource Limit Exceeded error. I would get the same thing as well. Basically, thanks to all you readers out there, my site was exceeding its bandwidth limit on the shared server I was paying for.
Thanks, everyone, for breaking my site!
So my webmaster and I finally had enough of that and have moved Gaijin-Gunpla to its own server. Of course, I did have the option of freeing up bandwidth by removing some of the older posts but that is never something I would want to do. I have built a lot of Gunpla over the five-plus years this site has been going and don’t want to remove anything that people still would take interest in and seeing as many of these models, despite being older, are still available I want my posts to stand as a reference for anyone who needs to look into a particular kit. All my old content needs to stay, but I need to find a way to keep it there. Thus I chose to put Gaijin Gunpla on its own server. Everyone should be able to access it at any time.
I hope because it’s costing me more money to keep it on its own server. Quite a bit more, actually. Because of this I am experimenting with putting up advertisements on the site for the first time, in order to help cover the price of this move. When I started Gaijin-Gunpla.com I was very much against having the site covered in advertisements and I still feel that way but there’s no getting around having to pay these extra costs. So please support me in this endeavour.
I’m considering asking for donations, as well, in a sort of ‘Hey, can you do me a solid?’ kind of way. A couple bucks from a few kind souls would definitely make things easier for me. These things will be hammered out in due time as my webmaster and I get down to testing performance of my site on the new server and then determine just how much it’s gong to cost me.
With a reliable site I can get back to posting about Gunpla! I have a lot of content that I didn’t publish due to time limitations and mostly server limitations so some older stuff will be popping up along with new kits and anything else I can find time to insert into here.
And now that the site is reliable again a complete redesign, something that Mr. Webmaster and I have been discussing for over a year now, looks to be a reality in the near future. Let’s take Gaijin Gunpla to the next level, I say.
Hold on to your hats, buckle up, store all loose items and get ready!