tertial.org is a community-based hosting and development group. This server is used as a
development platform for many projects. We host a number of domains for our members and we all pay towards the cost of keeping
the machine online.
tertial.org was born in January 2001 out of a frustration with ISP-provided services that did not provide a real service level
to their customers. One member didn't want to have to rely on his university's facilities once he had graduated and another soon
grew fed up with his ISP's MySQL server being down every other day. Combine this with a need for control and the ability to
configure things as we needed, and the idea of co-locating a machine soon became very attractive.
Ten of us got together and pooled skills, hardware and money to put this machine on-line. The server went on-line in February
2001 and has been running with relatively few problems since. The admin team have managed to keep the box online
and have been busy adding new facilities for users, as well as keeping the machine up to date with the latest software.
Since then, membership has jumped to around thirteen users, hosting a combined total of around 41 domains. We shift somewhere in the region
of 2GB of traffic a month, mostly from webpages.
Current members of the project can be found on the members page. Currently we have no group projects
in progress, although a number of personal projects are proceeding. These include a number of ideas for web-based roleplaying/strategy
games, a Fantasy Formula One site and a site for information on
cycling in the UK.
Aside from projects, the machine is used for hosting personal websites and domains and is used for IRC - several members can be found
on undernet's #userfriendly channel.
Currently we have no plans for the future. There have been no calls to upgrade the machine and our ISP are giving us a (mostly) reliable
service. We may be looking to take on more members at some point, although for now things will probably stay as they are.
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