More and more people are using SteemSQL and rely on its availability and performance to provide services and information to all Steemit users.
The number of daily transaction is growing fast and I regularly have to upgrade the infrastructure and monitor performances to ensure 24x7 availability and enterprise class responsiveness.
Once month ago, I made a call for help and support to keep SteemSQL public and free for all.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t followed with the expected support from the community. Although the post got a decent reward, and a few made some donation, it was not enough to cover the costs of the SteemSQL infrastructure (which will grow given the new features I will release very soon).
New monthly subscription model
Given the current and growing load and usage of SteemSQL, I have decided to move to a monthly subscription fee model for users to access SteemSQL.
This will help SteemSQL to continue to provide high availability to its users and will enable SteemSQL to maintain the current level of performance whatever the growth of blockchain activity.
As of 2018-01-24 at 12:00:00 UTC, SteemSQL will only be available to users with an active subscription!
How do I activate my subscription?
The subscription activation process is very simple. The @steemsql dedicated technical account has been created for this purpose.
Transfer 10 SBD to @steemsql (no memo required)*
As soon as @steemsql receives your payment, your activation will be processed
You will receive a micro-transfer back from @steemsql.
The memo of the transfer will be encrypted.
To see its content, you must log in with your memo key.
The memo that comes with this transfer contains the following information:
- the server hostname to connect to SteemSQL.
- your personal login
- your password
- the expiration date and time of your current subscription.
Your subscription will be valid for 1 month.
You can make a series of payments if you want to subscribe for several months.
How do I extend my subscription?
The process is exactly the same.
- Transfer 10 SBD to @steemsql
- You will receive a micro-transfert back from @steemsql.
The memo is encrypted and see its content, you must log in with your memo key.
The memo will also mention when your new subscription expiration date
What happens if my subscription expire?
You will no more be able to connect the SteemSQL with your login information.
You can reactivate your subscription at any time and you will get new login information.
Users with an active subscription will be entitled to priority support.
Support for SteemSQL will be provided on the dedicated SteemSQL channel on chat.Steem.io only!
All SBD / STEEM sent to @steemsql with an amount lower than the above mentioned fee will be considered as a donation to SteemSQL.
There will be no refund unless it is proven that you have not received confirmation of your subscription via a transfer with your login information.
- Given the current volatility of the SBD price, subscription fee may vary from day to day.
Any change to the subscription fee will be published on the @steemsql blog and on SteemSQL channel on chat.Steem.io .
I want to thank the ones who already made some donations for SteemSQL, even tiny ones:
@abh12345 , @ace108, @bitrocker2020, @carlgnash, @eastmael, @ecoinstant, @freebornangel, @isaideureka, @joythewanderer, @justyy, @lextenebris, @lpessin, @magicmonk, @mermaidvampire, @misterakpan, @revisesociology, @remuslord, @shehbaznawaz.
I am extremely grateful for what you have done and therefore I offer you a free month subscription!