As you may or may not know, most C3 files are hosted on my private server. That includes everything with a d.php link on our database, as well as the software we have created and share here. There are other miscellaneous files associated with C3 and/or customs in general.
Of particular interest:
- most C3 customs
- the Customs Repository
- the Album Art Repository
- the RBHP project files
- the Genesis project, with the website, files, etc
- all my tools
THESE FILES ARE COMING DOWN SOON.
My server is hosted by GoDaddy, and while I have upgraded to "Ultimate" and "Unlimited" - it is still a shared hosting space, which comes with limitations. As of today GoDaddy has given me 7 days to remove all these files or my entire hosting account will be suspended for violating their TOS (using their hosting for mass file storage and sharing - nothing to do with the actual content of the files). As you can imagine, I have other projects, professional and otherwise, that rely on that hosting space. So we have to take the files down.
Farottone has root access to the server and he is making a local copy of the files. I'm also currently downloading a local copy of the files. All in all, there is over 135GB worth of Rock Band related content on my server. So this will take a while.
If there is anything you wanted to download, please do so now. I guarantee I won't delete anything until after noon EST Monday April 24, 2017. After that, files will slowly start to go away, which means links will slowly stop working.
THIS IS NOT PERMANENT
Well, it's permanent on KeepItFishy.com, but we are actively looking at other solutions. In a perfect world, everything will be back up and running seamlessly and with no downtime. In the real world, farottone and I are very busy with our daily lives to get it done so quickly. And did I mention it's over 135GB worth of stuff?
So eventually things will be back up and nicely. But expect downtime.
Until there is another announcement, please do not report broken links.
If you're one of the few remaining C3 authors who upload to KeepItFishy.com to then share your customs, that of course will no longer work either. You can use MediaFire.com or a similar alternative until things are worked out again. Please do not report broken FTP access.
Once we tell you it's all back up (or should be), then we'll probably ask for broken link reports and I personally will try to fix them, since it's something I can do even while I'm at work. I'm not sure what will replace the current FTP process, but farottone will probably be the one to provide you with that information when it's worked out.
Sorry that this had to happen. We have pushed GoDaddy's crappy shared servers to the brink a few times. Having several hundred folders and over 16,000 files and over 135GB worth of little Rock Band files takes a toll on a shared server environment. Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long to happen.
I've been using this space to host RB3 content since I first learned about customs in late 2011, and all the way through C3's conception to end, and now some 18 months + since C3 stopped. It sucks to have to stop, but I don't have a choice.
I'm sure whatever we come up with next will probably be even better. So stay tuned for news.
We have identified and started using the new host. It's gonna be a more structured solution, more robust and ideally it should be way faster than before. It all comes at a price though. One is cost itself, which is our burden. The other is that some more work server side is needed to tie everything together. Everything might be up again next week, and then we're off to updating the DB, which should take no more than a few BILLION DAYS, since we have so many links to update...