It will not have escaped the attention of customers due to the extensive notifications that have been sent out, but others may not yet realise, that I have decided to close KJO Web Services.
The best way of explaining this is to post a portion of the e-mail that was sent out to clients.
It is with great sadness and regret that KJO Web Services announces its closure. We have always been a small time affair and have existed on a diet of available time on the part of company owners and a regular stream of customers.
Sadly this stream of customers has slowed to a trickle in recent months. In addition the available time that the owners are able to put into the company has dwindled to the level where we no longer thought it appropriate that we on-board any new customers. This has enabled us to keep service levels to existing customers high.
Without new customers however we are unable to continue to fund the infrastructure on which your websites and other applications are hosted for an indefinite period of time. For this reason we will be closing down and assisting with the migration of existing customers away from our infrastructure.
We understand that this will be disappointing for you and perhaps slightly worrying. Let us reassure you that we will help where we can and will not leave you in the dark. Feel free to make contact with us to discuss any concerns you may have.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for hosting with us over the years and for the many referrals and recommendations that have come our way. It has been very much appreciated. We’re sorry to have to close – we’ve enjoyed being in the hosting business very much – but as an old saying goes “Needs must when the devil drives”.
I am very sorry to be closing but as I said in my e-mail, needs must. I’d like to take the opportunity here to thank everyone for their support and to reassure people that my departure from the hosting business will not result in my departure from open source projects such as RouterTech and Calendar.
Those of you that are kindly linking to KJO Web Services for whatever reason, if you could please link to the homepage of this site instead it would be much appreciated.