History of the infrastructure
Hivekings.com (formerly Steemian.info) started as a small informational website for the Steem/Hive community. The main attraction was the witnesses page, which many of you surely found very useful (https://hivekings.com/witnesses). Slowly but surely, it grew through the years, with me putting a lot of time and effort in building it, with the addition of servers and new webpage features. Hivekings became powered by multiple dedicated servers, each handling specific tasks, coordinated in a seamless fashion.
Hive full API node (account history and hivemind https://api.hivekings.com) with high performance hardware. It used to be private, but I made it public after the split from Steem, when we needed all the resources we had to keep the network going.
Hive seed node, also providing a fast gbit download of the blockchain file for Hive witnesses and node admins (https://seed.hivekings.com/get/blockchain/)
Main webpage and frontend for HiveScribe and block Explorer (https://hivekings.com/explorer/)
My position in the top20 was a big motivation to grow and dedicate a lot of time to code and improve the website, which became a bigger infrastructure through the years. However, since 8 months, I dropped out of the top20, because I was missing blocks and the failover script didn't kick in. I lost a few whale votes and sadly didn't recover my position. This has cut down the rewards, the latter being the main source for the development of Hivekings (hardware and coding). I could absorb the expenses for many months, but to be honest, funds are running low.
Therefore, I'm requesting a daily funding of
75 HBD 50 HBD (revised) until 1 July 2022, to keep the services running by covering the expenses and man power. That includes:
- ISP gbit costs
- Servers management
- Performance and status monitoring
- Hardware and storage upgrades (SSD/NVME wear and tear)
- Code maintenance (updates, optimizations, testing, debugging)
- Bots on Discord channels where I hang out
- New features
If you like what I've been offering through the years, please support this Hivekings proposal. You can vote with either of the following options:
Thank you for your support.