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#1 Marc Williams

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:19 AM

2011-12 Operating Expenses
  • $200 per year for web hosting
  • 5 domain name renewals at $12 per domain or $60 per year
  • $20 for Links Directory 3.3.0 upgrade, one-time expense
  • For a total of $280
  • Our members contributed $300 leaving $20 for unexpected expenses
Estimated 2012-13 Operating Expenses

The recent license upgrade to the IP.Board standard license is free for the first year and starting December 2012 our yearly renewal will be $50.

Our web hosting renews in November. Our domains renew in February and July.

This estimate is based on costs from the previous year. Prices may change.
  • $50 per year for IP.Board standard license renewal
  • $200 per year for web hosting
  • 5 domain name renewals at $12 per domain or $60 per year
  • For an estimated total of $310
List of World's Fair Community Domain Names
  • peacethroughunderstanding.org
  • peacethroughunderstanding.com
  • worldsfaircommunity.org
  • worldsfaircommunity.net
  • worldsfaircommunity.com


#2 Marc Williams

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:33 AM

Update: Just upgraded to a dedicated MySQL container with our web host. Instead of sharing with many customers we now have dedicated resources just for our database. I hope this ends the slow page loads and availability problems we've been having.

Month-to-month it costs $20 or $240/year
The price goes down to $200/year if we pay annually

Bringing the estimated total to run the community to $510/year

We'll see how it goes. If this works you all should see an immediate performance improvement and no down time.

#3 dalimermaid

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hae you ever looked at Weebly.com very cheap hosting that is totally user controlled and easy to create by drag and drop method

#4 Marc Williams

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Thanks! Switching to a service like Weebly or SquareSpace would require converting IP.Board to their community module.

Our challenge is the number of posts in the community is huge and it takes a lot of power to keep everything running smoothly. We've tried budget hosting (Site5) and it was pretty much a disaster. Our current host is able to keep up with our needs.

#5 Marc Williams

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again. Hosting fees are due in November and the community needs your help. Expenses have not gone up and we were right on target with our estimate for 2012-13.

Best regards,
Marc



#6 Bill Cotter

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

OK, I sent you something to help prime the pump...

#7 Randy Treadway

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

hmmmm..... the popup at the bottom of the page had some money in it earlier in the afternoon... now it's back down to zero.

#8 Bill Cotter

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Not here, I see money on the meter.

#9 Craig Bavaro

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

I know we all very much appreciate Marc's efforts to maintain our happy little community and raise awareness about all fairs, so I am happy to send funds.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Pleased to do my part, Marc. And thanks again for creating and maintaining the World's Fair Community!

#11 Marc Williams

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

Thanks everyone! We're already at $225! The ChipIn widget has never been great at staying synchronized. You can watch the progress at the link below.

http://ptu.chipin.com/2013-wfc-hosting

Every year I am humbled by your generosity and I am so happy you make the community a part of your lives. You make it possible for us to keep the lights on. Thank you!

#12 Marc Williams

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

2012-13 Operating Expenses
  • $200 per year for web hosting
  • 5 domain name renewals at $12 per domain or $60 per year
  • The IP.Board standard license renews December 2012 for $50
  • The MySQL container is $20 per month or $240/year
  • For a total of $550
Our web hosting renews in November. Our domains renew in February and July.

To lower expenses we will be moving the MySQL container from month-to-month to yearly dropping the cost to $200 per year.

#13 Randy Treadway

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

5 domain name renewals at $12 per domain or $60 per year


I'm one of those slow-as-molasses-to-change people who still use a bookmark to the old peacethroughunderstanding domain and wait a split second for it to mirror over to worldsfaircommunity... LOL

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

I'm one of those slow-as-molasses-to-change people who still use a bookmark to the old peacethroughunderstanding domain and wait a split second for it to mirror over to worldsfaircommunity... LOL


I wish we had bought peacethroughunderstanding.net as well.

#15 Randy Treadway

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

I wish we had bought peacethroughunderstanding.net as well.


I wasn't aware that somebody else had scooped it up, but yes they have. The current owner claims, and I quote, "The name Peace Through Understanding, a phrase Ruthann was given in meditation years earlier, was chosen."

In meditation indeed... LOL ...she was channeling Robert Moses and didn't realize it.




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