May 2nd, 2023
Hello all, just an update here. I want to thank the people that reached out to offer assistance and suggestions and kind comments. I’ve decided to pay the costs to keep the website running for at least another year while I figure out a way to preserve it.
If you want to help out with the increased costs, here’s the donation button.
Feel to reach out if you have any suggestions or questions.
April 1st, 2023
Hi all, thanks for using Stripcreator for 20+ years.
I’m writing this to tell you that as of May 1st, Stripcreator’s web host is requiring that Stripcreator’s code be upgraded from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8 or else face an increase in hosting fees.
Even if I pay the increased fees I assume they won’t offer the option indefinitely so it’d just be delaying the inevitable.
I spent a day investigating how difficult upgrading the code would be and made a small amount of progress but unfortunately I just don’t think I’ll have the time to revise and test every script on the website.
I’m still bouncing around ideas to keep the 600,000+ comics online but I haven't found a solution that doesn't require more work than I'm able to make time for.
It'll likely be months before anything changes but I wanted to give everyone a heads up. If you haven’t already, please download screen captures of comics or anything you find valuable on the site, just in case. I apologize there aren’t decent export options, the PNG renderer for comics broke years ago and I wasn't able to fix it.
Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or concerns and I'll make another update once I figure out what'll happen.
Thanks so much,