I am very excited to announce we will doing some major upgrades in the coming weeks as our small community expands. Davidscloud has grown so much and I'd love to tell you all how this happened and where we plan on going from here. On September 19, 2013, with the release of Minecraft version (1.6.4) Davidscloud was founded. We were founded with the simple idea of providing servers without asking anyone to fund the upkeep. The community started because most Minecraft servers required donations to obtain something or really enjoy the game whereas the idea for Davidscloud was to get rid of that entirely. Doing so allowed players to just have fun and play the game and we have stuck with this core principle since we opened our community.
Throughout the years I had been paying monthly out of pocket to run the community. On February 5, 2016, I built a custom PC for hosting and I decided to run our servers from my home and start building a network. I had no real goal other than to cut the cost of running the servers to virtually nothing. Our community grew and grew from that point on. We expanded again the same year. On October 11, 2016, we built our second machine which was specifically made to host ARK servers. Our community exploded at the time but slowed down a little bit but we never lost hope we would keep going.
Moving to current date June 16, 2017, we ordered our biggest upgrade which includes an AC unit, server rack, server rack chassis, and a brand new system for hosting. At the time of writing this, the project is not done but It should be done around June 23, 2017. We have grown so much and I look forward to what will come in the future of this project. I can see our next biggest step would be upgrading our current systems and getting better ISP solutions, but only time will tell. I look forward to seeing what happens from here out.