Cost of building the site.

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Skillz
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Cost of building the site.

Post by Skillz » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:26 pm

I've been quoted $3499 to $3999 to build the site. We'll be setting up a gofundme or kickstarter page as well as direct PayPal donations if anyone would be interested in helping.

So far;
$340 for the server + 6 months of co-location.
$340 will be due in another 6 months for the remaining balance on the server + another 6 months of hosting.
$30 per month for hosting. (After the first year)
$11 per month for Plesk Control Panel.
$3499 to $3999 for web site design and build.
$10 for the domain registration, yearly.

Future;
PCIe SSD for database storage
Additional DDR3 ECC registered RAM

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by crashtech » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm

Looks like a little over $220/month if amortized out over 2 years. I'm willing to sign up for a monthly payment of a percentage of that, if we can get enough others to help.

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by biodoc » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:08 am

I can help out too.

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by Skillz » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:22 pm

Today I will be paying 50% of the cost for them to start work on it. Then the remaining balance will be due when the site is finished.

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by Icecold » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:43 pm

Are there ongoing development costs anticipated if features need added or parameters changed in how the competition works, or you're expecting to be able to control anything needing changed from whatever admin portal you'll have available?

I can throw in some money as well.

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by Skillz » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:47 pm

I've asked for the ability to control everything within the control panel. From the sprint project list, being able to cancel sprints, set dates for sprints, automation of the sprints, adding/removing projects, etc...

My personal paypal is leroy @ leroyblanchard.com if anyone wants to help with costs sooner rather than later.

Going to be a little while before I get accounts setup specifically for the site.

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Icecold donated $500. Thank you for the support.

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Biodoc donated $250. Thank you for your contribution.

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Re: Cost of building the site.

Post by Skillz » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:47 am

Crashtech donated $250. Thanks for helping out.

I made a payment of $2080 so they can begin building the site. The remaining ~$2000 will be due upon completion. They estimated about 2 months to build it.

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