The next April 20 17Buddies will close. The server on which the site is hosted will not be renewed and without any alternative, we can not continue to provide the CS maps as we have done for over 11 fantastic years.
It was a great adventure, but it will stop here. Our only option for continuing is to find free php/mysql hosting server able to accommodate 400GB of maps and support 2,000 users/day. If you think you have a solution or that you can help 17Buddies, please post in this topic urgently.
Le 20 avril prochain, 17Buddies va cesser d'exister. Le serveur sur lequel nous sommes hébergés ne sera pas renouvelé et sans autre solution nous ne pourrons pas continuer à vous fournir les maps CS comme nous l'avons fait pendant ces fantastiques 11 dernières années.
La seule solution pour pouvoir continuer est de trouver un serveur php/mysql gratuit capable d'acceuillir les 400Go de maps CS et de supporter nos 2000 visiteurs uniques quotidiens. Si vous pensez avoir une solution qui puisse nous aider, merci de poster rapidement dans ce topic.
Perhaps, but not certain. The donations were never enough to pay for the server and it was Acidounet who paid the rent with his company. Now that server changes, we need a new one. In addition, we no longer have the time to take care of 17b and it would be good for someone else to resume.
If there accidentially rises a question about saving a maps database - just torrent them, nothing is easier than that and possibly maintain a small non-paid site with fresh torrent file and a shoutbox optionally.
Torrenting may also be a cost saving solution if traffic costs are in question. Not anybody can pay actual money but internet access is unlimited for most.