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    So while I didnít want to make the move I had to get rid of 956sports.com. The cost of hosting the site, paying bills and employees was too much. If youíre interested in helping me keeping the forums going please let me know. Currently it cost me about $200 a month for hosting. I appreciate your membership in the forums and I cherish your sharing knowledge and your opinions on this platform. Jake


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    Maybe we can get a fundraiser going in here

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    956jake, I'm down to help... Let me know what I can do... You could suggest packages by tiers, I'm sure there are a couple of us willing to throw in a few bucks here and there...

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    I'll help any way I can. I've got a nice pay day coming soon and I can spare some bucks to help keep the site going.

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    Start a gofundme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal85 View Post
    Start a gofundme.
    Legitimate idea... I'd donate...

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    Let me know what I can Do.
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    Also, trying to fix the forum app so that people donít have to pay for Tapatalk app or search for forums


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    First off, why are you paying $200/month for hosting? Sounds like you need a better web hosting company. There's good hosting companies out there that offer dedicated servers for $140/month...includes SSD drive, and 10,000GB of bandwidth, all the goodies. You might even be able to get away with just a VPS account, maybe a dedicated server is a bit overkill? I could be wrong cause I'm sure there's a lot of lurkers but this seems more like a medium than a high traffic forum. I can offer some hosting recommendations if needed.

    How much bandwidth do all these clowns here use up each month anyway?

    Have you looked into vBulletin Cloud? https://www.vbulletin.com/en/vbulletin-cloud/ -- if 200GB of bandwidth is enough you can get on the Gold plan which is $60/month.

    Is moving away from vBulletin an option? If you get enough donations you should either update the vbulletin software (it needs some TLC) or go with something completely different and better-- like Xenforo. https://xenforo.com/demo/ -- the head developer from vBulletin left the company and started Xenforo. I've been reading that it's much better than vBulletin and it's also possible to import/migrate all the posts/users/etc over to Xenforo.

    Anyway, I'm all for a gofundme and would be willing to donate as well.
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