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Here Lives Feed2JS…

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Feed2JS was IS a service that ran for 10 years, created in 2003 by Alan Levine, originally when he was working at the Maricopa Community Colleges, and later moved to a hosted service. It is was ending as of May 28 2013, for reasons explained.

The current server will be shut down by the end of May, 2013 (most likely May 30, the end of the billing cycle, but I will be canceling the server on May 28).

I CANNOT KILL THIS THING, THE ZOMBIE LIVES!

Thanks to a generous offer from web host Brian Teller, who wants no big banner credit, Feed2JS has a new server home that he will manage. The free service lives on! Give Brian a big round of applause.

Here’s what you should think about if you still want to DIY your own Feed2JS.

  1. Look at switching to another service which provides the same or similar functionality.
  2. If you manage your own server, it runs PHP,and you can upload a few files to it, you can run your own personal version of the service. Full details on how to download and install Feed2JS on your own web site are available at the github code site, including options to limit its use to sites you designate.
  3. Another option to run a version of Feed2JS on Amazon’s Elastic Cloud.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

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21 responses

  1. bgibson135

    Thanks for providing this service for so long. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

    April 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

  2. Brian Teller

    Alan,
    I understand the burden of running a large service (even beyond monetary restraints).
    I’d be interested in partnering with you to help run the servers (on my network) or take over the network completely from you if that’s what your looking for. Either way I just would hate to see this resource go by the wayside. Maybe it does need updated, and a good team of programmers could help in that effort. Regardless I think its a valuable service to many people. With your blessing i’d love to keep it going. I’d love for you to even stay involved, but again that’s all your decision. If this is something you’d be interested in please contact me via email.

    At the very least I think we can donate some server/bandwidth resources to keep the service up until you decide your ultimate plan with the project.

    Thanks so much,
    Brian Teller

    April 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    • Nick

      Thanks so much Brian Teller!!!!!

      April 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

  3. Jim

    Thanks for this service

    April 11, 2013 at 3:58 am

  4. Gintaras

    Great service, it is a pity…

    April 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

  5. no-name

    Many thanks for this service, it was very helpful for our organisation.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:26 am

  6. Pete Burton

    Thanks for all the effort over the years!

    April 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

  7. ninsus

    this is bullshit..!!! itst sucks…

    April 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

  8. Travis

    How about you set a donation page at The Point? That way, people only donate if you meet your target.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

  9. jem2pro

    Rwply

    April 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  10. I have been using this service for years and am so sad to see it go. Partner with Alan!!! Either way~ Thanks so much!

    April 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  11. michael demichele

    Would I be able to keep feed2js alive by purchasing the site from you? I’d like to keep the service as is without charging a fee or puttings ads on anyone’s feeds. I don’t have much money but would really like to be a part of such a nice and successful service. Please lmk, ty.

    April 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • Thanks Michael,

      It looks like I may have a donated server lined up already. Feed2JS may be a zombie after all, I cannot kill it.

      April 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  12. thanks for your help with me in all years long

    April 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  13. Thank you for the service, I’ve been using it since I added a blog to our site a few years ago and it has been reliable in that time. Good luck with all you do!

    April 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

  14. We rely on this service as a non-profit organization, so it is great to hear that it will be sticking around! How do we get rid of the message on our site at this time “important news about Feed2JS”?

    April 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    • It will go away when the server change propagates your way. I’ll remove it from the old server now

      April 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  15. Thanks Brian and Alan for everything! feed2js is the perfect example of how wonderful the open-source community is! =)

    April 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  16. Looking forward to seeing the Amazon Cloud hosted version. Speeds will go back up i’m sure! Thanks again for all your hard work on the project!

    April 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

  17. Thanks Brian and Alan!

    April 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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