Want a more stable Brothers-Brick.com? Here’s how you can help...

Well, it happens to the best of us, I guess. While I was at work, TBB went down again, and I’ve just gotten the site back up after several hours of intermittent downtime. While MySQL database repairs, Apache rebuilds, and PHP version upgrades all help in the short term, Brothers-Brick.com has been running on the same physical hardware for too long. Unfortunately, migrating to new or upgraded hardware isn’t free.

Chain Challenge 8: TBB Servers
Photo by TBB Server Downtime Contest winner Leopold Mao

While we try to be good LEGO community members by sponsoring contests and events using the extra funds our loyal readers help us with, there’s also the very unsexy, much less visible business of hosting a website that receives several hundred thousand visitors a month.

So, to get us to the point where we can consider migrating Brothers-Brick.com to an improved server, you can help by buying your LEGO from the LEGO Shop online and clicking through from Brothers-Brick.com when you make any Amazon.com purchase. That’s right, any Amazon.com purchase — not just LEGO. Buy your next HDTV, paperback, music MP3, or Post-It notes from Amazon, and you’re helping The Brothers Brick at no extra cost to you.

Use the links under the “Support the Brothers Brick” heading, or bookmark this page and use the links below:

LEGO Brand Retail

Canadian LEGO Shop
Join the Ninja at the beautiful Temple of Airjitzu!


2 comments on “Want a more stable Brothers-Brick.com? Here’s how you can help...

  1. Marmidotte

    Hum, question, if I want to try this for the Swiss lego shop… err, well, yeah, what am I supposed to do?

  2. Andrew Post author

    Great question — and thanks for asking. Unfortunately, LEGO does not currently have affiliate programs for non-UK countries in Europe. So, just sit back, relax, and enjoy TBB as brought to you by the rest of the world. :-P

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