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Author:  dosfan [ Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:24 am ]
Post subject:  Site owner/costs

With Christmas out the way and New Years just around the corner I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me without even knowing it.

The forum and wiki are superb with no ads plastered all over the place and very knowledgeable moderators.

This got me thinking about who actually covers the cost of hosting? Are you able to accept donations? My post count may be low and I've registered fairly recently but I've been lurking for many years. I'm in the process of writing a tutorial to try to contribute something back.

Anyway, a big thank you to all involved :) *claps*

Author:  Love4Boobies [ Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

This should be in the 'About this site' section, IMO. Anyway, I suppose it's on chase's own server. Seriously, chase, you should consider donations :)

EDIT : oookay... that was fast... the topic moved while I was writing... :p

Author:  abuashraf [ Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

Hi,

Quote:
I'm in the process of writing a tutorial to try to contribute something back.

what are you going to write about?

Thanx.

Author:  JackScott [ Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

Yes it's hosted on Chase's own dedicated server. I'm not sure whether he owns it, runs it at his house, colocates it, rents a dedicated server, etc. If he does rent a dedicated server, costs (I estimate roughly) would be around $500-$750 USD/yr.

Author:  Brynet-Inc [ Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

There was a similar conversation about this before.. chase has explained things.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16988

Basically, he's rich.. appears to like us... but, rarely visits.. 8)

Author:  dosfan [ Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

Thanks for all the info. That clears it up.

Quote:
what are you going to write about?

Stack based context switching/multitasking. Something that took me a while to get my head around!

Author:  abuashraf [ Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

=D>

Author:  chase [ Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Site owner/costs

The cost breakdown is (without tax):
$50 a month for hosting ($600 per year)
$60 per year for related domains (osdev org/net/com & osdevelopment org/net/com)
And if you average in the hardware costs (buying old servers off of ebay) I think it averages out to $100-$200 a year on hardware

So somewhere between $700-$800 a year.

But don't forget the mods that spend a lot of time deleting spam and keeping the site from becoming a flame-a-thon. And there are lots of people spending time improving the wiki. As they say, time is money. I'd rather people donate time.

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