Question for reexaminer.
You have lots of goodies on your site to download, but I noticed that most of them are painfully slow to download. Do you have any immediate plans to get a faster server, as I can only imagine the speed problem will become worse ;when more and more people discover your website.
Nemesis, I agree 100%. It's even more painful to upload files.
When I chose the ISP, there were a few factors that I had to concider, those being, location, ID security and cost.
Location. I had to choose a country where the JW literature isn't protected by copyright laws. Where the JW's don't exist they can't own copyrights on their books, so they can't protect them. This left me only a few options for hosting my website.
ID Security. Obviously, I don't want the legal problems that went along witht the "quotes" website. If you thought the WTS had a case against him (which I don't think they did but I didn't have the funds to back him up), then they're really going to have one against me. I don't want them knowing who or where I am. So, I needed to find a company who was happy to take my money, and not ask any questions about who I am.
Cost. After sifting through several ISP companies and using the above criteria to create a "short list" I really came up with a handful of different companies. They range from rediculously expensive, to fairly expensive, to inexpensive, nothing in between. Guess which one I had to go for.
To date, I've spent about $200, which will last me until next year. I have recieved donations from a few individuals, which I am extremely greatful for, but for me to offer this website with the security that I need to operate I probably need 4 times what I'm paying now, and then it will put limits on my bandwidth, which I don't currently have. I have unlimited bandwidth which is great because I'm averageing about 50 gig A WEEK in data transfers.
So, in a nutshell, yes, I know there is a problem with download speeds. I really, really hope it doesn't get worse, however it may but it is something I will moniter. I am open to suggestions of other ISPs where costs are lower. At this point though, I think it's better to offer the information for download service as is, then to take the info offline and it not being available.
I hope it answers your question. Please feel free to email me, anyone can actually, if you have any suggestions or questions or anything at all.