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Hi all,

 

Recently I have been in a comfortable position in life with a job to help pay for the hosting BW has. We have a special server which I have worked with for over 5 years so we need to keep funding it. Unfortunately I do not have my job anymore and advertising has been slow this year on the site which makes things super hard.

 

We are reaching out to our awesome community to fund our hosting for the next year. I have pleaded for a discount this year from our provider and it's now $140 for the full year which is a MASSIVE discount so I am super grateful for that. But we need the cash to actually pay for that. I'll set up a link to our PayPal at the top of the forums. Any amounts over $35 will receive 6 months free advertising!

 

Again, thankyou everyone for keeping us alive and keeping our community active and strong. I am glad we can provide you with a place to commonly engage in discussions about radio.

 

-James

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James, what about if one of the companies who currently advertise hosting services on here were to offer to host the site for you, surely that would help?

 

That would require us to move all of the files over, re-configure the server and scripts we run to that new server and more. I don't have time to look through thousands of lines of code and transfer all the files (includes the thousands of attachments we have in the sound effects area!). Plus our hosting company has reduced the price by 80% just for us.

 

I know it's a hard thing to ask because many of you guys are struggling to keep your stations alive but I have less than 30 days to pay this debt.

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Seriously James you can get hosting a a lot cheaper than what Dreamhost are asking for. NameCheap will do a year for $77 that's with a 13% discount for paying a year in advance. That's with 100gb disk space and Unlimited bandwidth.

 

I'd offer to help out with a donation but unfortunately the finances are tight here as well.

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Hello James, my company will be glad to help out. Please pm me or write to me at sales@wohooo.net.

 

Sorry Jim I have outlined that we have special hosting considerations. I would love to transfer our hosting to one of our members but the job is too large and too well structured for us to move, also a major factor is my time, I simply don't have the time to move all files to a new server and re-configure everything (1-2 days downtime minimum).

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I would like to thank our first donator, unsure if they want to be listed but a big thankyou! Massive thankyou! Over 80% of the goal target already achieved! I will email them shortly.

 

If we exceed the target, I will refund the donations that exceed our target as it's better in your pocket than ours.

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Seriously James you can get hosting a a lot cheaper than what Dreamhost are asking for. NameCheap will do a year for $77 that's with a 13% discount for paying a year in advance. That's with 100gb disk space and Unlimited bandwidth.

 

I'd offer to help out with a donation but unfortunately the finances are tight here as well.

 

That is simple Shared hosting which is something I do not want, we like having our own server and bandwidth to play with. Makes it faster for you guys too. Dreamhost have worked very tightly with me (even met with their Aussie office) and they are doing great things for us.

 

But thanks for the suggestion Gary! And thankyou for the thought (which is what matters most!). All of our members are just so great, I cannot stress how awesome you guys are. THIS is why I want to keep BW going, if this community and the resources disappeared, It would leave a huge hole.

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Hi James

 

If you had 80% of the target from the first donation you should now have the funds to pay for the hosting.

 

I donated because I have so much help from members of this forum that I would hate to see it disappear and feel that it would be a great loss to the community as other forums do not measure up to this one.

 

Help this helps mate and keep up the good work.

 

Rgds

 

Jamie

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Hi James

 

If you had 80% of the target from the first donation you should now have the funds to pay for the hosting.

 

I donated because I have so much help from members of this forum that I would hate to see it disappear and feel that it would be a great loss to the community as other forums do not measure up to this one.

 

Help this helps mate and keep up the good work.

 

Rgds

 

Jamie

 

Jamie,

 

Thankyou so much. We have made the target with two amazing donations! I'll contact you guys shortly with some options as to what I can offer in return!

 

It has been paid and we are now happy for another year! :thumbup:

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