Currently I have a Dell PowerEdge T40 server, and It hosts my Minecraft server and my websites. There is nothing cooler than having your own server. What about you? Have you ever owned or ran a server?
I'm hosting with Ionos (formerly 1and1). I can't say that I can fault them in terms of uptime, though they do seem to be very slowing in updating to the latest versions of software. At least that's on their shared hosting plans, which I'm on.Who are you using for hosting, Dave?
Down the years I've had several, staring with general chat forums, then a website dedicated entirely to gameshark hacking on the N64 with a specific focus on the games WWF Wrestlemania 2000 and WWF No Mercy, that migrated into a general gaming forum, which became yet another general chat forum. Then I shut that down (hit about 2,000 members and 300,000 posts) and started a new venture that I called gadgetverse, aimed at all things gadgetry and tech. It didn't quite take off as I'd hoped, so it only reached about 200 members, so after a couple of years that shut down, as well. I took a break here and focused on just posting on other forums and helping out, but eventually I got the itch to run another site and after joining the forum of a YouTuber who played EA's NHL hockey series (one of my favourite games ), I realized how toxic his community was, started chatting with a small group of people there who felt the same, and then took the step to get back into the forum game by starting up a separate forum just for those of us who wanted to get away from that site. It's grown a little bit to include some friends from other sites and anyone who happens across it, but for the most part it's still just that same core of members. The forum side has actually died down a bit, but we're closing in on 400,000 messages in the chat, which isn't too bad.