Allrighty folks, just sharing a little more info about the proposed website and what domainnamesanity.com offers. They DO accept casher s check and money orderMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 26, 2009View Source
Allrighty folks, just sharing a little more info about the proposed website and what domainnamesanity.com offers.
They DO accept casher's check and money order via snail mail, so we're sittin' pretty there.
Their payment goes towards two things
1:Domain name registration
To register our domain name (www.ketelblastr.org ....noting ".org" instead of ".com" because we are a part of an organisation) for one year will cost us $19.95, for 2 years it's $37.90, for three years it's $54.85 and for 4 years it's $70.80.
Asides from that is our hosting package. There are two that I was looking at and each has its pros and cons.
There is the "Value package" which offers us lots of goodies (such as e-mail accounts, no pop-ups or banners, guestbook, counter, templates for making the site etc.), but is limited to 99 pages, 100Mb of space and only 2 Gigs of bandwidth a quarter. That means that we will only be allowed 100 Mb of images (including buttons, banners, gifs, and pics of us), text files, and things of the sort. It also means that all the combined visitors of the site will not be able to view more than 2 gigs worth of pages/images every 3 months. Not too much all said and done if we get heavy traffic. On the plus side, it's cheap and 99 pages should suffice our needs as of now.
This package (including a 1 year domain registration and 1 year worth of hosting which comes to us at a 20% savings as compared to paying per quarter) would run is a total of $83.90.
Then there is the "Monster package" offers us all the same goodies as the value package PLUS detailed web stats (tells us who visits our site and when) as well as 1000 MB worth of upload space (meaning we could have a grand ol' site), unlimited bandwidth per quarter (which is not truly unlimited, it actually means 10 Gigs per month...which is MORE than plenty, but there is a small penalty if we should happen to go over that) as well as an unlimited number of pages we can create on the site, which is more than we need.
This package (including the 20% discount for paying a whole year upfront and a 1 year domain name registration) will run us $119.94, a difference of $36.04 (estimated, of course we could decide to register our domain for longer. Also add in the price for making out the money order or check AND postage)
There are the stats folks. Think it over and decide whether or not those estimated $36 dollars are worth it.
My opinion: Go with the 1 year domain registration and the value pack. Right now we aren't a huge group and IF our needs should happen to outgrow the site, there are always ways to get around the bandwidth limitations of one site (like make picture pages on a separate FREE site) or we could upgrade. That way we still have a little money left over so we can buy stuff for our group such as fabric, leather, armour, etc. we can always pay for longer registration and continued hosting service as we go along.
Be well, and may Finnish winds fill your sails.