First and foremost, I apologize to the visitors and the advertisers for the decline of the website.
Due to unplanned technical issues and growth within my life, as most "tech" folks know, I had to walk away. Actually, I just let the site die and knew I could come back to it at a later date as I was burned out a bit and was letting some smoke settle in the VPS content community.
There was a VPS review and community site, actually 2 sites - a website and a forum, that initially inspired me to get into this. I was doing what they were lacking - an actual review. Am I bragging and taking the credit for starting that? No. It's just with them being a bargain/coupon site at the time when I started I knew reviews would be the next possibility for anybody seeking something beyond the best price due to the common complaint that an extremely good deal sucked performance wise and the network was not the best. I did this similarly with the vpsbenchmarks.net site which has been transferred to another owner and I have no affiliation with that site anymore. For those wondering, this site does have a history of over 3 years. My name just isn't out there.
After a transfer of this "network" (the review and community site) into a third party's ownership, who transferred it to a company which I am not going to speculate about/why/how/what/who, this review and community site is basically a front for a company in the hosting industry. It can be hosted as an example of the company's services, such as server management and the network quality, but it has been tarnished as a name or brand due to the bad blood of that company with some on the site and the company's policies that have upset some who post on the community then regularly post messages in the comment area when that company makes an offer on the website portion of the network. Am I saying there is some conspiracy? Again, no comment but there is definitely a conflict of interest for any reasonable person who understands what conflict of interest means.
So what am I doing moving forward? The site was poorly layed out from the initial start which bugged me about 2 years going into it and I just never had the motivation to resolve it. After a technical issue and data loss, the site was dead and I didn't have a database backup worth restoring as it was terribly out of date then I just agreed to let the site die, take some time off, look around and come up with a better idea than I initially launched.
I don't have an *exact* timeline but a new layout will go up, I will develop the format of the content over the next few weeks and get started back in reviewing hosting services, new virtualization technologies and web applications to run on these virtualization technologies. I personally am straying away from shared VPS hosting and going to physical dedicated servers, which are extremely affordable now, and running virtualization platforms on these servers for my own personal and business needs. I am finding the quality as good or better, with less overhead, and more satisfaction. I think when a certain point or goal is reached with you hosting or developing experience on shared virtualization, the eventual evolution is to move to that platform or all the platforms for you to do it yourself. I personally am doing this for better quality as with three of the four physical dedicated servers, I have IPMI access to do what is necessary if an incident or event occurs where the remote management capabilities of IPMI is needed.
I look forward to you visiting this site in the near future and wish you a wonderful 2014 as 2013 was a great year for me where I have learned a lot, had some great experiences and I am ready to get back to working on this site project.