Mudcat Café message #623590 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42820   Message #623590
Posted By: Jon Freeman
08-Jan-02 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: MC Trouble and AUCTION!!
Subject: RE: MC Trouble and AUCTION!!
My operating costs to keep a forum alive and do a few other bits and pieces are under 1 per day. Its frightening to see how costs can rise, not really for technical sophistication or reliability but more to provide bandwidth and storage space.

One reaction I have when looking at prices such as $368 (I think that is right) per month which is in the dedicated hosting league is to look at alternative hosting solutions. One shared Cold Fusion platform is here and costs $49.95 per month. OK I believe the Mudcat database is bigger than 1gb but in reality, there is a lot of junk in there. Maybe there are other reasons too but as someone who operates on next to nothing I can't help wondering whether this $318.05 difference per month isn't really an expensive luxury when money is so tight.