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What do you typically budget for your forums and websites?

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Unless you're going the free forum hosting route, the costs of running a forum can go through the roof pretty quickly. With cheap hosting and a decent domain provider, you should be able to get hosting + a domain for around $70/year, which isn't bad, but that doesn't include any costs for premium themes, plugins, etc...

Personally, I'm budgeting around $100/year for the hosting + the domain, and an additional $50-60/month for plugins and themes. ($17 spent already for 2014 Tongue )

What do you typically budget for your forums and websites?
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#2
$100/year? Are you kidding? I'm paying around $2400/year now.
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(February 10th, 2014 at 11:03 PM)spork985 Wrote: $100/year? Are you kidding? I'm paying around $2400/year now.

O.O
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Probably $340 a year for domains and my mediatemple hosting
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I used to spend a few hundred but now I've let my sites sit idle and only pay $31 per year. I've got a great host! Wink
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I just wanted to thank all of you guys for supporting these types of sites for the members enjoyment
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(April 9th, 2017 at 3:14 AM)Guardian Wrote: I used to spend a few hundred but now I've let my sites sit idle and only pay $31 per year. I've got a great host! Wink

That's great! You still on Spork's host? 

I've got everything on one VPS now I suppose and it works good. I've got a separate VPS for chatcave.me. I've actually still got it up and running believe it or not. Wish that one ran for 31/month. Unfortunately that one's a little more expensive.  Dodgy

Oh, and on a side note, what ended up becoming of someimage? 
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(May 7th, 2017 at 4:46 AM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: That's great! You still on Spork's host? 

I've got everything on one VPS now I suppose and it works good. I've got a separate VPS for chatcave.me. I've actually still got it up and running believe it or not. Wish that one ran for 31/month. Unfortunately that one's a little more expensive.  Dodgy

Oh, and on a side note, what ended up becoming of someimage? 

Yeah, it's awesome. Haven't noticed any downtime issues, great pricing, serves my needs exactly.

PM'ing you...
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you know I've thought about paying for the right to use ZalostNeo.Technology before as a place to host my blog but this definitely gives me a good general idea on how much a website costs to own and run.

how do you guys typically pay to run these sites?
Advertisements?
Side jobs?
Donation drives?
etc.
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Still the same, $340. My mediatemple hosting has been incredible so far. Absolutely no downtime issues ever.
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$0, but I'm not running a forum or a major website.

I might take neocities up on their $5 a month offer though for a bandwidth increase depending on how big I get modding things...
my next project?
using some stuff I scavenged from a broken coffee maker to make a brand new one... maybe.
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(October 30th, 2018 at 4:52 AM)SpookyZalost Wrote: using some stuff I scavenged from a broken coffee maker to make a brand new one... maybe.

Tongue That would be cool, very thrifty. The mustachian and zero-waste communities would love it.
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(October 30th, 2018 at 4:52 AM)SpookyZalost Wrote: $0, but I'm not running a forum or a major website.

I might take neocities up on their $5 a month offer though for a bandwidth increase depending on how big I get modding things...
my next project?
using some stuff I scavenged from a broken coffee maker to make a brand new one... maybe.

You should check out Ramnode. $5/month gets you a decent little VPS with 2+TB of bandwidth and total control over your server. Big Grin
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shoot, think I can get them to become my ISP? lol.

comcast limiting me to 1tb of bandwidth wouldn't be an issue but family... you know?
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I’m not too much of a fan of Comcast to be honest... they definitely aren’t the most consumer friendly company in existence...
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