Hosting. Everyone likes hosting. I like hosting, you probably like hosting, my hostees like hosting. So, I’m hosting. I’ve got more than enough space and bandwidth to go around, and several domains for you to choose from. Some domains I’ll host just about anything on, some I will be really selective about.
What I will host
There are two types of hosting, website and file sponsoring. Read on.
I will host the following types of websites with next to no questions asked, so long as I like the content/idea.
- Blogs/Personal sites
- Artwork, be it fanart, originals, or whatever.
- Writing, be it fanfiction, original fiction, essays, etc.
- Graphics sites
- Scan galleries (so long as YOU scan everything or have permission to post scans)
- Small media rotations
- Fanlistings (Bonus points if it’s something I like; must be approved by TFL or TAFL)
- Fan sites (Same as above)
I will only host the following types of sites if I like the subject.
If there’s some other sort of site you’d like hosted and it’s not listed, feel free to inquire.
I am willing to host/sponsor files for certain types of websites (scanlations & graphics sites, mostly). How many files you want/need hosted affects how it’s done. For example, if you just need a few chapters hosted, send me the chapters, I’ll upload them and give you the links. If you want half your projects hosted, you’ll get a subdomain/etc.
Works basically the same way for graphics sites, the difference being if you are using some sort of script or something on your files, you’ll get your own subdomain to set all that up.
For file sponsoring, just send me an email and ask.
What you will get:
- A subdomain (you.domain.tld)
- A private FTP account
- MySql database (by request)
- Email address(es)/Forwarder(s) (by request – either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- As much space/bandwidth as you need, within reason.
- A friendly hostess to fangirl/boy with and occasionally get help from XP
- Automatic installation of some popular scripts/apps such as WordPress, phpBB, and Gallery 2, to name a few
- Help installing other scripts (4images, Enthusiast, etc) if needed
NOTE: I can, and will host domains as well. However, YOU have to buy the domain and set everything up to point to my server. I will help you with this if need be. Additionally, I cannot give you your own control panel, so any new subdomains/users/email addresses/mysql databases would have to be created by me. Domain hosting works essentially the same way as subdomain hosting.
Rules that need to be followed.
- Be respectful, of me and the other hostees. I don’t require you to become my best friend or anything, but saying hi once in a while is nice :)
- Your content/layout/etc must be your own. (I don’t mind a premade layout once in a while, but try to use your own creations)
- You must know FTP, or be willing to learn it.
- Your graphics and coding don’t have to be the greatest (beginners are welcome), but you must try to keep your site cross-browser compatible.
- Your site must be in English, or at the very least you must have an English version. For things like art sites, it must be at least easy to navigate to an English speaker (ie, English does not have to be the main language, so long as links like ‘gallery’ are easy to find). You must be able to speak/read/write enough English to communicate with me.
- I don’t mind if you upload media files (mp3s, music videos, etc), but be smart about it. A few songs to share on your blog are fine, but if you’re going to be uploading half a series of something, do not give the link out publicly. I can have my account disabled for it.
- NC-17 material is allowed, so long as it is not real porn. Meaning dirty fanart of Niou and Kirihara is okay, but if I can find it in Hustler, no way.
- Don’t just use me for storage. Your site must be updated at least once a month, preferably more often.
- Please link back to me as your host :)
The following scripts are banned. Greymatter, PHPFanbase (+ most older Codegrrl scripts/scripts based off of them), most known insecure scripts. If you are unsure about a script, feel free to ask.
If I find you in violation of any of my rules, I will give you a warning first, and if you do nothing about it I reserve the right to delete your account without notification.
To apply for hosting, simply send me an email at kamioakira @ gmail dot com with the subject Hosting, and include the information below.
The domains you may choose from for hosting are: ukepile.com, fifteenth-moon.net, sayaendou.net, dream-pair.net, rhythmic-high.net, sokidan.net, fudomine.org, nadleeh.org, rikkaidai.org, and pure-rhythm.org.
The following domains I will only host related content on: sokidan.net (Dragonball/Z/GT), nadleeh.org (Gundam 00/general Gundam), fudomine.org (Fudoumine), and rikkaidai.org (Rikkai). This includes things like seiyuu/voice actors, video games, actors for live-action adaptations, etc. Unless, of course, I know you, in which you can disregard everything and just tell me to set you up an account :D
Note: If you are inquiring about fanlisting hosting, please let me know whether your site will be for a single fanlisting, or for a fanlisting collective :) You are also not limited to one subdomain. If you have multiple fanlistings/whatever you would like hosted on separate subdomains, feel free to ask.
- Your name/alias
- Your email address
- Your current URL, regardless if it’s the site you want hosted. If it’s a new site and you not have one currently, send me a screenshot of your layout or upload it to something like geocities so I can see your work and a description of your site.
- Your AIM or MSN screenname/email address (AIM preferred – I may want to talk to you a bit)
- Subject of your site, what kind of site is it?
- Choice subdomain (you.domain.tld)
- FTP username (2-16 characters)
- FTP password (6-32 characters)
- Email address/forwarder (if requested, same as FTP username by default)
- Will you need MySQL?
- If you answered yes to the question above, do you want WordPress/phpBB/some other script installed for you? If so, what?
- Why do you want to be hosted here?
- Tell me a bit about yourself :)
If you do not hear back from me within a week, I probably didn’t get your email. Feel free to resend. Also, sometimes usernames are already taken on my server, so if you are accepted and this happens, I will make it as close to your desired username as possible.