Started by Fedora-Tan, April 20, 2016, 03:07:15 pm
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Quote from: Fedora-Tan on May 15, 2016, 09:48:22 amThanks for all the suggests Crowdfunding problem is that a good % goes to the platform, which is quite a waste still. There is an embedded function on the forum which could be of use, i tried to set it up but i don't know if it works properly. For those who dare to try it : https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=subscriptions(Also reachable in your profile --> Actions)It's a matter of a few ppl only using it actually so it keeps running.If anyone tries that please keep me informed if it works well !
Quote from: Raffaele the Amigan on May 18, 2016, 08:28:21 pm...I just donated 5 dollars with Subscription Feature of OSTan site. Please refer if money arrived.This will mean that you set it well.
Quote from: Fedora-Tan on May 19, 2016, 02:16:04 amIt arrived, thanks ! About the crowdfunding, it's like Dr. Kraus said, about 30% of it will go to tax and probably around 15% to the platform itself. Like we mentioned, it's not enormous amounts and just a few people participating would be enough. For the close call right now, i'll move it to some reserved space, it's not a permanent solution but it allows to not renew useless stuff and to have more time to think about it.
Quote from: Dr. Kraus on May 19, 2016, 04:10:34 pmThe one and only thing that I haven't been able to grasp about this entire situation is the total cost needed.As Fedora stated in the opening post about this issue, the total cost is around €360 per year.In my opinion this cost is substantially higher than what it should be around if all hosting of forum, database, and gallery were placed on the same server if not the same service.The cheapest and best option I can see for us is moving over the Amazon Web Services due to the very low price point for EC2 cloud servers.The best option I see is the following:EC2 micro for Forum&Database - ~$5/month = ~$60/yearEC2 micro for Gallery - ~$3/month = ~$36/year========================================Total cost yearly == ~$96Now I do have a small form factor dell comp lying around that I could use to host everything in which nothing would need to be paid but if power goes out or internet service (which happens somewhat often around here at the bottom of the USA) AWS would be the option I would go with.Anyway there is my 5cents on what can be done.
Quote from: Raffaele the Amigan on May 20, 2016, 07:27:09 pmNot feasable IMHO as Amazon is not kind with porn and Hentai Section is porn. And it is the section that attracts best part of otaku visitors.... And I found an Indian Hosting Service that wants 3,50 US$ per month if customer signs a 3 years contract.See my first post.
Quote from: Raffaele the Amigan on May 22, 2016, 06:30:13 amDon't ask me Dr.Kraus.If you want these infos you may conduct a survey by yourself. by checking webhosting rating sites or feedback & comments by the users.
Quote from: Raffaele the Amigan on May 22, 2016, 06:33:23 amperhaps I found an interesting webhosting site in USA, with good votes on sites that rate webhosting services.It is called FastComet and offer hosting starting from 2.95 US$ per month.