This is a heads up notice that I will no longer be providing Internet support after the end of this year, 2017. Neither will I be taking on any new work related to websites or web servers from this point on.
I want to thank you for your support over the past years and wish you much success on your Internet endeavors in the future.
This is what you need to know!
Group 1: Clients with their Own Web Server
If you already have your own web sever with the website on it, you will not be directly effected by this. However, you will either have to manage the content of the website yourself after the first of next year or have someone else do it for you.
If your website is small and you have not added content to it over the past year, you may also want to consider moving your website to a smaller web server. This may save you anywhere from 5 to 10 dollars a month.
Group 2: Clients without their Own Web Server
You will need to contract with a company such as Go-daddy or Inmotion Hosting for web server hosting. If you already have an account with Go-daddy, you will find it easy to add a web server to it. I will transfer your website over to that account once you have established a web server account either at that point or at the end of the year. Read the Scheduling recommendations below.
If you wish to use an Inmotion Hosting web server, the move can be easily and inexpensively accomplished. I will handle this for you as well.
Let me know what would work out best for you, and I will do the "grunt" work.
Group 3: All others
If you don't fit into Group 1 or 2, then you fit into Group 3 and should contact me immediately..
Scheduling the Transfer of Your Website
While we can do this anytime between now and the end of 2017, I recommend the following schedule.
If you are a Group 1 type client, and have subscribed to the Cayenne Design Support Plan, you will continue to receive this support up to the end of the year whether you continue to use your present server or another. If you continue with your present web server host, there is no need to transfer your website to any web server since you already have one. In other words, you are ready to go as is.
If you are a Group 2 type client and have subscribed to the Cayenne Design Support Plan, I recommend that you wait to the end of November to setup your new Inmotion or Go-daddy web server. Doing so will allow you to avoid duplicate costs since you already are using and paying for the Cayenne Design web server.
However, if you are a Group 2 type client, you will have to contract with the hosting company of your choice in the first week of December in order to provide a web server for your website. This will provide me time to transfer your website from the Cayenne Design web server to your new web server at no cost to you. However, read the CAUTION below.
CAUTION Group 2 and 3: If you postpone getting your new web server so that I am unable to transfer your website during December (remember the holidays!!!!) the transfer will no longer be free and you will be charged a $200 fee.