New Website Hosting

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This is the first post on our new website host.  As you may or may not have known, from the beginning of the Frontier Explorer, it has been hosted on my home server.  For the most part this has worked out well.  However, that computer is starting to get old and you may have noticed that the site has been down occasionally over the past year or so.  I haven't been able to track down the exact cause (at least in most cases.  In a few of them it was my 1 year old), but it has been frustrating to me to have it go off-line when I've been at work and not be able to get it back up.

Thanks to our great Patreon supporters, I've been able to move the site to an off-site hosting provider.  I made the offical switch last night (I've been testing things out for a couple of weeks) and now we are up and running on the new server.  Hosting for Frontier Explorer is now being provided by Hostwinds.  I shopped around and for what I needed, they seemed to provide the best deal and services.

This move has a couple of benefits.  First, you should experience much fewer (i.e. none) site outages.  In addition, the site now has more bandwidth (I only have a 5 MBs outbound connection) at home so it should load faster and downloads should be quicker.  Finally, and this is more for me as the admin than for you, I will now have backups in multiple locations.  Hostwinds provides a backup service but I can also do direct backups to my home server as well.  Thus there will be backups in two locations if needed.  I've always done daily backups (and have had to use them a couple of times) but they have always been just local to different disks and computers in my house.

If you experience any problems with the site now that we've moved, please let me know as soon as possible.  Drop me a line at with the details so I can look into getting it resolved quickly.

Once again a shout out to all those supporting our Pateron campaign.  Thank you for making this possible.