@amd1361 - the contracting is nothing that you can influence... You can offer all the space you have and set your price. The renters will take out contracts based on your hosts scoring, all automated. Renters might /migt not then use the contracted space and you will get paied when your contracts end sucessfully.
do NOT expect any noteworthy income at this point in time - hosting until there is a real demand is basically something you do for free, due to the low demand.
To get contracts you should have a high score for your host. The link above describes how the network is scoring each host. If you host does not make it to the 30% best, then I don't think you will get contracts and then your space will not be rented out. EG my own host, siahost.craftx.biz:9982, has a very high score, but I'm hosting litterally for free :-)
@sonu - the site might be good, but SIA is something else - it is a decentralized system aiming at offering automated smart contracts for storage where the stability/resiliance is obtained due to the networking effect utilizing many hosts spread in a widely distributed geography where files and where the data is 100% private since each file is saved in chunks across many hosts, obnly the renterknowing the code to decrypt them.
@darren - it will take a lot of time before SIA is mainstream. I think the team is doing good - it is one of the few crypto projects that actually delivered with out any ICO. A recent added feature is video streaming and after that there will be file sharing. The ideas is to ahve 3rd parties to build on the SIA network and add functinalities and business cases, SIA just being the back bone of storage - quite clever
I have more error entries in my log file than "normal" entries, yet it appears to be working just fine. I would only be concerned if suddenly there's a different pattern of error messages, which could indicate something broke at your end
Now I understand, thanks. Don't mind the inactive entry on Siahub. It may stay forever or may be purged by Siahub after a while, you can't do anything about it.
However, if you can restore from backup the all the files that you deleted from the first host, then you can regain access to that host, and migrate it to another IP or another port on the same IP. I.e. re-activate the first attempt.
However it still won't be possible to combine the two attempts into a single hosting instance at this time, and I'm not aware of any work going on to enable the merging of Sia instances.