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So my hosting service has started to increase the cost of hosting because flighttoolkit.com and the database Flight Toolkit are using are on an older system that i'm guessing they are trying to get rid of.  They have lower price hosting they provide, but that means ultimately moving the whole website and SQL database to a new set up, and I'm sure that will come with it own set of debugging which I don't want to spend any time on.  How many people are actually still using the toolkit?  I've paid for the next year, but i'm looking at doing one of the following two options sometime in the next year:

- Just close the website and SQL database down.  That means unless we have somewhere else to host the addon files, there won't be any way to download them.  I would probably need to update the Toolkit to allow it to work without the server and possibly hard code in some of the data.
- Keep the website up, move it to new hosting, but don't bother with the SQL database.  The addons could still be hosted on the website, and downloaded, but i would need to move the data in the database to be hard coded, or most likely just put it into some files on the website, so they can still be updated.  I think the only thing that really breaks is the ability to add aerocaches, but no one has done that in a while as far as I know.

I suppose one other option would be to just shutdown and the Toolkit may not function at all any more.  Or at least certain things like aerocaches probably won't work.

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Hi Steve.

 

You could ask Arno as FSDeveloper if he could host the website and database.

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In my experience, migrating a SQL database is really easy, so maybe it will be less of a problem than you think.

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Why don't you contact our library admin here and see if Avsim will let you move the files to our library.  Is that reasonable from your standpoint? 

Either way,  thank you for all you do and have done for Flight. 

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On 2/28/2019 at 7:34 PM, 188AHC said:

Why don't you contact our library admin here and see if Avsim will let you move the files to our library.  Is that reasonable from your standpoint? 

 

Good idea. There will be other users like me, which now and then fly with MS FLIGHT.

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I still use MS Flight and run the Toolkit sometimes. It would be a shame to see it go, but I respect your situation and whichever choice you make. You've extended the shelf-life and replay value of MS Flight significantly stonelance, so long may that continue.

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I'm still here, and Flight is about all I use!!!!

My best to all!

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