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NARC Club Website
radio : by Tommy - December 13th 2004, 09:11PM
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I had connection problems with Echolink preventing me from joining the website discussion this evening. I would like to use this to voice my opinion.

All the webserver will need is PHP and MySQL (although, any other database platform would suffice). It is also important that we not sink a ton of money into this venture to begin with. As important as the club is to all of us, and any hams we may talk to, the general public is unaware that there is even a hobby called ham radio! In this vein, our server will not generate very much traffic, especially enough for us to take full advantage of even the cheapest hosting packages. We won't have hundereds of visitors per month. The main users of the site will just be the NARC.
If left up to me, I would design something off of the core of the code you see before you right now. I would use the same blogging technique. I am currently experimenting with neodux to see how easily I can incorporate an RSS feed for syndicated news headlines and alerts. This, among other things, will lend value to our site. As I stated, we won't have that many visitors outside of our group, but, for those that do visit us, we want them to leave feeling more informed and with "gee, I wish our club had that" feeling. I envision a utility that aids in operating practices as well as information dissemination. (Especially as it pertains to any activity surrounding Columbia disaster)

I hope this will fill you in on my thoughts about the subject. I ask for patience as we find the best solution for the club and not just amazing deal that turns sour. I would like to ask all members of NARC to be on the lookout for webspace that is...
  • ...ad-free. banner ads distract, annoy, and can tear down our site credibility.
  • ...supports PHP, for quick and easy code-maintenance.
  • ...has at least one MySQL database for our own, private use.
  • ...has ample space. (10Mb minimum, more if we want to host pictures and club newsletters on this server.)
  • ...is non-contractual. We don't want to lock ourselves into a deal in the event it turns south!
  • ...does not cost us an arm-and-a-leg!
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    + James S.
      Dec 13, 2004 21:21
      
    #70
    might i recommend http://www.fuitadnet.com

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    + Tommy G.
      Dec 13, 2004 21:26
      
    #71
    Very nice! Their Silver package looks like it fits the bill perfectly.

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    + anonymous
      Dec 14, 2004 01:42
      
    #72
    Great idea!! I will post this to the ham list and we'll see if everyone likes it. I wouldn't mind setting up a small server at my house and have a static IP assigned to it.

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    + Corey T.
      Dec 14, 2004 02:07
      
    #73
    I have some hookups with people who have servers that will do custom packages at my request. One is hosted at EV1 in Houston and the other at The Planet in Dallas, so bandwidth should be clean and they have all the little perks that are needed. I currently have a package that includes 500MB of webspace and 50GB per month of transfer for $7 per month.

    Additionally, take a look at Surpass Hosting. I have a site with them and they've been pretty good so far.

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    + Dan F.
      Dec 14, 2004 06:01
      
    #74
    I haven't really used this, but you might give it a look: RSSdigest

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    + Tim L.
      Dec 14, 2004 17:14
      
    #77
    Thanks DUX. I'll see if I can get a few of the members over here to look around.

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    + anonymous
      Dec 14, 2004 19:17
      
    #78
    is this thing on?

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    + Jeff G.
      Dec 14, 2004 19:18
      
    #79
    ^^^^^ tis me and it is

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    + Tommy G.
      Dec 14, 2004 20:35
      
    #80
    tr0z doesn't know how to comment: "I found a site called Netfirms that offers 250mb disc space, 5gb monthly transfer and PHP support for 5 USD a month. They seem to be a good company and I use them for free web space. You could also use Photobucket to offset some of the space pictures take up. Photobucket offers free picture hosting, up to 25mb of space, for free."

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    + Dustin B.
      Dec 15, 2004 08:25
      
    #84
    sorry, again. one of those moments i guess... "Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid." Heinrich Heine

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