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Boosting Performance: StateDefenseForce.com’s Upcoming Upgrade

In the coming days, we will be transitioning to a new hosting package that will double our current expenses. This change is driven by our increasing storage needs. StateDefenseForce.com has nearly 100 GB of storage, which is the maximum allowed under our current plan, preventing us from performing essential backups.

The upgrade will not only enable us to back up our site, ensuring we can restore content if necessary, but it will also provide several additional benefits. You can expect faster and more stable connections, positioning us for the next stage of growth.

Our current monthly cost is 29.99/mo to run three sites:

  • StateDefenseForce.com
  • SDFOnlineStore.com
  • SGDFC.org

However, our current traffic and storage necessitate an upgrade. Our hosting provider’s next available plan is a $76.99 VPS Plan, which is more than double the cost of our current $29.99 Shared Hosting Plan.

The difference between a VPS Plan and a Shared Hosting Plan is analogized in the following

Shared Hosting:

Imagine shared hosting as living in an apartment where you have to share places such as the pool, backyard, or a parking lot. In this case, your site will share the same resources, such as CPUdisk space, and memory with other users who are on the same shared hosting server.
Shared hosting is the most affordable website hosting option of all. Unfortunately, your site might have limited bandwidth and will get slow when there’s a lot of traffic crowding websites on the same server as you are.
You can enjoy the pool when it is not crowded, yet you still have to anticipate when everyone goes in, and things get cramped — shared hosting is a lot like that.

VPS Hosting:

With VPS hosting you’ll still be sharing one physical server, but each user gets a specified set of resources, meaning that other websites on the same server won’t affect you, unlike with shared hosting. While hosting a website on VPS, each user has their own dedicated virtual partition, ensuring that resources are always available to them. 
Of course, VPS is more expensive than shared hosting. Setting up VPS hosting also requires advanced technical knowledge making it an unsuitable solution for beginners. 
If we’re going to use the same analogy as before, then a VPS partition is like owning a penthouse, or a condo — there are many apartments like it in the building, but you have everything you need and don’t have to share it with anyone else.

We wanted to give you a heads up as in the next few days you will notice a much faster site, and much more responsive. Because the cost is more than double we are reaching out to you in hopes that you can help support our site and our mission via our Patreon Program. Every dollar helps.

In addition to supporting our site, Patreon members gain access to exclusive content. Currently, we have an in-depth article on the State Defense Force’s new mission, assisting and augmenting National Guard Cyber Defense Force units, set to be released in a few weeks. Plus, we have two more original articles coming within the same timeframe.

If you’re already a Patreon member you can upgrade your membership and better support our site.

Join Our Patreon Program Here

A Special thank you to all The Patreon Members who have already joined our program. Without your help this wouldn’t have been possible.



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