Who hosts GBAtemp?

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  1. TeenDev
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    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

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    Who hosts GBAtemp and how much does it cost? I have been looking for a new host.

    How much space and bandwidth do you get? Do you have VPS/Dedicated server? How do you get the money to keep this going?
     


  2. St_konker

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    Some of the cheapest webhosting with great customer service would be GoDaddy in my opinion
     
  3. TeenDev
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    I don't like godaddy, they won't let me pay with PayPal balence or eCheck
     
  4. Prime

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  5. Narin

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    Never use GoDaddy hosting, period. It sucks. I use their registrar services (Have about 10 domains with them) but never use their hosting.
     
  6. Holaitsme

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    they might have there own server using mysql and other stuff
     
  7. gizmo_gal

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    In my experience as a consumer of products and services of all sorts, I have found one thing to be constantly true; if the ad campaign includes sexual innuendo's of any sort, then the product is sub par at best. If a company cant sell their product on quality and effectiveness alone, then don't trust them. Period.
     
  8. DeMoN

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    GBAtemp is hosted by powweb I believe.
     
  9. xjuniorx

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    wow powweb seems good...but are they reliable/active? and have good support?
     
  10. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Wow, they pay money for us...
    wait... how do they get money back?
     
  11. TeenDev
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    Advertising, and referral links, and their jobs
     
  12. kevenka

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    If I remember correctly, didn't GBAtemp join up with gamefaqs and other companies?
     
  13. hankchill

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    rofl that was an April Fools joke [​IMG] Get with the times [​IMG]
     
  14. shaunj66

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    GBAtemp is hosted on its own powerful dedicated server at OVH in France. OVH are very good hosts, but are based in France, while they do have English portals and web interfaces, you might want to look into a host that's based in the USA if that's where you're from.

    Our hosting isn't cheap (over 100 EUROS / 160 USD) a month, but we have unlimited bandwidth and complete access to the server.

    The hosting is paid for by our Recommended Sites on the portal who in exchange get those little banner ads in various places, but they are so small barely anyone even notices them. They fund our hosting, taxes, shipping, other bills and more. Although, this hasn't always been the case and not too long ago everything was paid for out of our own pockets.
     
  15. Urza

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    Its silly for you to create yet another DS news portal (that makes what, 30 now?), that all post almost identical news.

    Find something more useful to do with your time.
     
  16. JPH

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    You can't top GBAtemp. [​IMG]
    Why not help contribute to GBAtemp's User-Submitted news and User-submitted Scene releases?
     
  17. Frederica Bernkastel

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    And that is what makes GBAtemp unique...
     
  18. TeenDev
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    oh wow. that's cheaper than I thought. Usually dedicated servers cost between $300 - $600/mo.

    @ everyone else asking about why I made "yet another site", its because:

    a: No offense but GBAtemp kind of sucks on the homebrew news front, half of it usually stolen from other sites anyway it seems. (Sorry for being so rough on that).

    b: Most news sites are updated by 1 or 2 people, and they sort of fall apart if they go on vacation or something. Mine is Open Source so ANYONE can post news.

    c: I was tired of news sites being clogged up stupid product advertisements, or nds scene release lists.

    d: I wanted one that was friendly to developers.

    e: I wanted to create a complete homebrew database.

    f: I wanted to fill the gap for the people who relied on Moddz or MaxConsole, as they have sadly died with no hope of coming back.

    g: I was tired of my news being ignored on GBAtemp.

    This is basically just like Kojote's reason for creating a news site. (PDroms)
     
  19. FAST6191

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    I will not say do not make another site but some of your points reasons seem to be directed at here and I would not say they are entirely valid.

    a) Sure we all look at the other sites/forums (unless the dev or someone posts/sends a link here) before posting but wholesale copying does not get done (aside from changelogs but that is what they are there for) and I fail to see how the former is not "journalism".

    b) Perhaps not relevant to here as there are several magazine staff and all the other staff can and do post.
    There is also the submitted news section and rom hacking/dev section which people (read anybody) seem happy to post news in.

    c) Release lists, I can see why some people do not like them but product ads are not a feature here (new/upcoming releases, reviews, rereviews and software updates). Should you so desire you can stick them right down the bottom of the portal though.

    d) Perhaps owing to part of c) and perhaps owing to the fact that although there are some seriously technically minded people here the community as a whole lacks the in depth knowledge of GBA/DS dev that places like palib, gbadev and dev-fr possess (and I dare say you will face the same "problem").
    This being said no dev (unless their site had roms or something) has been asked to leave and any dev that wants can post here and will be welcomed like any other member.

    e) Go for it, if you can please add a tarball or something (including random libraries some use if possible) of the source code if available. Trying to remake libraries

    f) No need for a comment.

    g) This one is a tough one, news posts on the portal try to be relevant to the community at large so stuff like a new 3d library will get posted but in the rom hacking/dev section or the submitted news and that seems to work OK.

    @"powweb" I will leave it to those who were at the front of it (Costello had a bunch of posts on the subject) but towards the end they did not exactly perform.
     
  20. Costello

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    Ya shaun underestimated the price we pay for the server (I pay it myself so I should know) the actual price is 160€ which is $250.
    We're going to switch servers soon: same server, but cheaper. OVH upgraded their plans and now you can get the same server for like 1/3 cheaper