is not an easy site to host.
Eye-candy sites like this one have the hardest time
finding hosting. Eye candy consumes substantial portions
of both hard drive space and bandwidth, neither of which
comes cheap in today's Internet. Asking for hosting rates
on sites swallowing 11G of storage and 120G per month of
bandwidth produces all kinds of reactions, ranging from
mirthful giggles to choking apoplexy.
This site, along with all the other sites in the
network, is hosted on a dedicated server at a small
hosting facility in Rockford, Illinois. We pay for this ourselves,
because we want to share our art with you our way. We could
subsidize this cost by sticking ad banners everywhere, but
we don'twe're sufficiently proud of our art that we don't
want tacky ads ruining its display.
Every once in a while people ask us if we can host their
site. We're not in the general hosting businessbandwidth
costs us money, and we'd just as soon not try to run a web
hosting business, because that takes time away from creating
our art and building our site. We're flattered that you
thought of us, but please don't be offended when we say no.
From time to time we have extended an offer to host a site,
but this is strictly by invitation, and nobody hosts here
without knowing fully what they're getting into.