I'm having to do something that I never thought I would have to do and that is to sell Fruit-Emu. Things have massively changed in my life over the last 6 months that have meant that I no longer have any time to maintain the site, I can't pay for it anymore and to be honest I need the money. Moderators and admins for the site have already been given first refusal on the sale and I'm no opening it up to all members. Ideally I would like the site to go to someone in the FME community as I know it would be looked after but if no-one is interested then it will be sold to a wider audience. In an ideal world I would give the site away but at this stage that isn't an option for me as I've put too much into the site. I would assist with the transfer of the site to another server/VPS and would be willing to give technical support during any transition. The site cannot be hosted on a shared hosting platform as it would be shut down pretty quick due to the server resources it uses. Here are some statistics for the size of the website: Webspace Required for Site Total size of web site = 41Gb Attachments = 19Gb Downloads = 11.5Gb Screenshots = 1Gb Gallery = 4.5Gb Database Size = 484Mb Website Income These figures are for advertising income and for donations combined: Jan 2014 £67 Dec 2013 £112 Nov 2013 £60 Oct 2013 £133 Sep 2013 £96 Aug 2013 £225 Jul 2013 £36 Jun 2013 £51 May 2013 £76 Apr 2013 £57 Mar 2013 £66 Feb 2013 £91 There are possibilities to monetise the site further but I've only ever attempted to cover hosting costs.
The sale would include the transfer of all software licences for invision board. If you are interested in making an offer for the site or have any questions then please PM me. Ideally I need payment via Paypal as I can't have any money going through my bank account at the moment. Alan
The site is now moved to the new server, however it's going to be a bit slow for a few days until it's upgraded to a much more powerful quad-core model. Apologies for this, will update as soon as I can.