So here is the story of how cjServers started.
So I've always been interested in server hosting, but never had a computer to do it. In late December of 2015 I finished building my custom rig. I was so excited that I wanted to host tons of servers for my friends and I! So I asked my friends what they wanted to play and... low and behold they said Sky Factory! I wanted to make the adventure more than just "Sky Factory" and added plugins in! Now that I had plugins I thought, "I need an economy". I started off allowing my friends and I to sell iron ingots for money (since we were beginners) and was planning on changing it later on. I realized how easy it would be to get money no matter what I made sellable in the shop. So I needed to think of another way to get money.... voting! I tried to make private vote links for my friends but it didn't allow it so I had to make it public... I thought, "Why not? If somebody joins, they join".
Then a user named cocody20 decided to stroll onto whatever voting site I had my server on and pressed that connect button and BOOM! We welcomed him with amazement and joy in our hearts that somebody had actually joined. It was a bit weird at first since the server never was really meant to be public. (I had it listed as "cj89898's Sky Factory Server", "Private server for me and my friends!"). I then went on to create a website for my servers and cocody20 had encouraged me to create a shop and add a rank and he would purchase it. At this point in time, we were pretty cool with each other and I thought, "holy crap really!?" So I went ahead and made the VIP rank and low and behold, cocody20 bought the rank!
A few other people were also joining here and there. Stefanpetersenn was the first person to join the website (besides me) and now is the only one to have the "One Year" award besides me. What really kicked it off was when my friend Saekalive told me about a new and upcoming pack called "Project Ozone". I thought "ehh, I have a server already". But he kept begging me and I decided to look into it. I was very fortunate enough that TheCazadorSniper featured my servers on the front page of Project Ozone when I messaged him asking about it! Tons of users started to join and create the community we now have today known as cjServers.
I really do thank you all from the bottom of my heart for playing on, and supporting, my servers! This has been such an amazing year and I'm looking forward to another one! I hope you guys stick around and are able to create an even better, even bigger community with me!
Thanks for Playing,