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KJO Web Services Closure

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.

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New Website for KJO Web Services

I have finally launched the new website for KJO Web Services. Doing the work has been easy, but being happy with how it looks and how it will all fit together in the end has taken a lot longer and due to study and other commitments has caused this to be delayed for months on end.

Now though I’m happy with the site and am regularly adding things to it. The support platform is there, along with contact details and a very small selection of products. The products available will be expanded significantly over the coming days along with a comprehensive FAQ and a billing platform which will finally tie all the client invoicing together in the one place which I know has been a personal desire of mine for some time. I believe clients will also be happy to see this change! The billing platform will of course allow prospective clients to order products which is most notably missing from the site at the moment. If you see something you need now though just use the contact details on the site and someone will get things setup for you.

Getting this site up and running paves the way for me to start releasing things to do with my business that have been in the pipeline for some time so expect to see an interesting selection things being made available soon.

Above all enjoy the new website and be sure to send friends and coworkers to KJO Web Services if they need a domain, hosting or any other web related solution – we have loads on offer!

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Blocked subnet

SpamHaus, in their infinite wisdom, have taken it upon themselves to blacklist the entire subnet that all my email services operate out of. As such, while I am getting everyone’s e-mail I’m not able to reply to the vast majority of users due to the block. These replies are being held at the server until SpamHaus can be persuaded that they have done something silly and then said replies will then make their way to their intended destination. Apologies to those expecting replies but this is out of my hands for the time being.

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