Monday, August 27, 2007

Server Upgrade Phase 2 Complete-ish

So after church on Sunday, and after a birthday celebration with Katie (my wife), I received the go ahead to finish the server upgrades. It took 5-6 hours, but is now finally complete (kind of). In the process I had to down two of my web sites. They're not fully compatible with the new server software, so I'll have to re-work them sometime in the near future. Hopefully this will be one of the last times I have to talk about the servers on this blog.

In other news, I've been receiving a fair number of bug reports which I will get around to this week or next. And I will still be posting a blog with screenshots/descriptions of the features added at the time of the upgrade.

As promised, today I will start accepting applications to create a new group. Just sign-up for under the group code "test", and send an email to with the following information:
  • Your user id
  • The group code you will want (cannot contain spaces or special characters other than ".")
  • The name of your group
  • The name of your church
  • The number of members in your church
  • A contact phone number
  • A contact address (including state/city/zip/country)

If your church has less than 100 members, groups for your church can be created free of charge. Otherwise there will be a monthly charge (ranging from $15 [100-200 members] to $70 [1,000+ members]) relative to the bandwidth needed to support such a large group. Each church can have 1 main group, and a reasonable number of sub-groups (formatted like this: churchgroupcode.subgroupcode). The reason for any kind of charge is that (1) it costs around $183.08/mo [bandwidth/domain registration/server hardware] to run, (2) that cost increases as more people use it, (3) I personally fund the site 100% out of pocket and don't have any spare funds.

Anyway, enjoy the site, and I'll be looking forward to group applications!

About the Author: Nick is the creator of -- a web application that allows you to read the Bible, write notes in the margin, share these notes with others, and track your Bible reading progress.

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