We have fully funded our 2014 website costs, and are now fundraising for our 2015 hosting costs. Can you make a donation to help keep our site ad-free?
Just enter the amount below that you wish to donate and you’ll be taken to PayPal’s secure site. We will never see your credit card information, and you do not have to register with PayPal.
How your donations will be used
It costs about $905 a year to run the site. Here’s what that money goes toward:
- Domains: $105 per year. We have seven domain names that we renew each year to protect our brand.
- Web hosting: $649.25 per year. Our forums, wiki, and other peripheral areas of the site are hosted on a Virtual Private Server.
- Forum licensing: $50 per year. This allows us to run our forum software and get regular security updates as necessary.
- CodeGuard: $60 per year. Monitors and backs up our website on a daily basis.
- GravityForms: $39 per year. A website plugin we use for our application to help cut down on spam trafficking.
We also occasionally require expert assistance with website issues and hire freelance programmers or designers, which can cost $100 to $1,000 depending on our needs. Any money donated beyond our normal yearly costs goes toward the development and emergency fund.
We use PayPal as our main direct-donation medium. The process is quick, easy, and can transfer the money directly from your credit card or bank account.
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PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with 71 million account members worldwide. Available in 56 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay, online retailers, online businesses, as well as traditional offline businesses are transacting with PayPal.”
eBay uses PayPal as their primary transaction site, and over many millions of people the world around trust PayPal with large amounts of money on a daily basis.