Xena Central

Reminder – Site Closing

by Ariane/February 18, 2020/No Comments

Just a friendly reminder that this site will shut down on February 28th when the domain expires – so there’s only about 1,5 weeks left to download everything you want!

Host Trouble??

by Ariane/February 01, 2020/No Comments

So, appears my host is having some sort of problems. Their client area(s) have been showing a database error and a maintenance error at least for about a week now, meaning I can’t pay my February bill. Also haven’t gotten the e-mail that there is February bill waiting to be paid, or the usual reminders before the due date (today). So. The other hostees have the same problems. I don’t know what’s going on, and they aren’t communicating. I DM’d them on Twitter a couple of days ago, but no reply.

So everything’s online and working but that can change at anytime. Right now I don’t know whether this Xena site will be able to remain online until the 28th which is when the domain expires and the planned closing day – could be that my host is just busy with whatever the problem is, or could be they’ll disappear taking their hostees sites along with them at anytime! It’s the not communicating and not billing that has me worried. So everything might go well – or not.

If my sites disappear/go offline/whatever unexpectedly, it’ll probably be related to this. I hope I won’t need to find a new host because honestly, I’m not sure I’d resurrect any other sites than this one (https://www.so-obsessed.com) and Jeri Ryan. Fingers crossed!!!!

If the worst happens and my sites disappear and I need to find a new host, I’ll be posting status updates to my DW https://intothisshadow.dreamwidth.org and my Tumblr https://intothisshadow.tumblr.com as well as my Pillowfort https://www.pillowfort.social/intothisshadow Be sure to bookmark at least one of these in case you need it later. DW is probably the easiest to find the newest site news post – I can make a sticky post there which will be always the first.

My host has been having some problems recently, but nothing that affected me until now.

 

This site (https://www.xenacentral.net) will close down when the domain expires on February 28, 2020.

Edit January 21, 2020: there’s screencaps downloading instructions in the comments.

Edited to add: My Xena fan works such as wallpapers will still be up online at So Obsessed – that’s my personal site where I post all my fan stuff, occasional personal blogs and random stuff.

This is due to my desire to lessen the stress caused by having many big sites, which I’ve been doing steadily the last couple of years . This is currently my second biggest site and it takes up a lot of my mental energy due to having to worry about it due to just sheer size… the next server disaster is always just around the corner. And I do know already that when there’s another server and/or host disaster in which I might lose some/all content, or have to transfer my sites to yet another host… I no longer have the will or the energy to do all that work yet again with this particular site. I still love Xena as much as ever, but I having several chronical ilnesses and being a spoonie, I just don’t have the mental werewithal anymore for what it takes everyday to make sure this site is online and working properly.

I’m giving blanket permission to download anything you want, and to re-upload all or some of the files elsewhere. The only requirement is that you must credit me, and in case of Mike’s images (found in that section of the gallery), also Mike’s Images.

I suggest everyone should download everything you want ASAP. Should the disaster strike between now and February 28, 2020… recovering the site will totally depend on whether there’s a working online backup (my host offers these, but this site is too big and unwieldy and it might not be complete). I won’t be re-uploading and re-doing manually everything for just a few weeks. So download everything ASAP!

I’m open to adopting this site out to another owner/webmaster if anyone wants to take over for me. The hard disk space currently used is about 107GB and the monthly bandwidth used has varied between 16GB and 31GB in 2019, with some peak months around 100GB in 2018. You’d need to be familiar with WordPress, Coppermine and FTP or be ready to learn them quickly. I can stay on board for a month or two behind the scenes to help you get going if needed. I can push the domain xenacentral.net to you for free, but after that you’ll be responsible for renewing it every year including when it expires in February 2020. If you go with same host as I’m on, Host4fans.net, I can propably get them to change the cpanel account of xenacentral.net from my account to yours, so no downloading & uploading the 107GB would be immediately needed in order for you to take over, but if you want to host elsewhere other than Host4fans.net, then you will have to do that. In that case, I’ll give you FTP access to download all the files, as well as give you copies of the databases. But I will not be uploading the 107GB for you to another host, you need to do that yourself. If you’re interested, just contact me at intothisshadow@gmail.com and we’ll talk!

 

 

Tumblr Gone

by Ariane/December 03, 2019/No Comments

I was trying to delete a Tumblr sideblog and like a total idiot… deleted my main Tumblr instead. Sigh. *head desk*

Unfortunately that means my Xena Tumblr and all the other sideblogs were deleted too. *head desk x1000*

Not sure I’ll re-create them, it’s just too much work. I’ll propably just post all things at https://intothisshadow.tumblr.com instead.

More caps of Lucy from My Life Is Murder, this time from 1.o1 The Boyfriend Experience.

Gallery: HomeLucy LawlessMy Life Is Murder1.01 The Boyfriend Experience