The Englishtown Township website remains disabled
ENGLISHTOWN — Officials in Englishtown are working to restore the city’s website after it went offline.
The status of the borough’s website (http://www.englishtownnj.com/) was discussed at a recent borough council meeting.
The city’s website has been unavailable since January 24, according to Councilor Dan Marter. Back then, the website was hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Marter said he spoke to representatives from AWS and HostGator about the site. He said he bought a new website from HostGator and the website will be transferred from AWS to HostGator.
Marter said he used his personal credit card to make the purchase on the site. He told his fellow councilors that he needed a separate card of the borough to keep the purchase going, otherwise he would be constantly being billed for maintaining the site.
“I need a separate credit card or something to remove (the site) from my name,” the councilman said.
Mayor Thomas Reynolds said he would have Marter’s card stripped and set his card up for the site’s bills.
In response to a question from Council Member Eric Mann, Marter said he expects HostGator to provide better service than AWS.
“They’re like a real company,” Marter said. “They don’t take orders, they don’t work in dinosaur times. They need credit cards, put people behind them.”
As of February 3, the municipal website will remain offline.