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Offline Wilbur

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Cost of club website
« on: January 24, 2018, 12:37:38 AM »
Hey, I've become the treasurer of my club, and was going through some of our expenses. We're a pretty small club, and are paying about $160/year to host our website. Is this pretty typical cost? It ends up being pretty significant portion of our annual dues, I'm kind of thinking there could be a better use of that money. It is nice having something not facebook affiliated for people that don't do social media. Maybe the AHA should solicit a deal for homebrew clubs, like they did for liability insurance.

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Re: Cost of club website
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 04:18:00 PM »
This isn't unreasonable for hosting and domain registration, especially if you have services like email, a forum, merchant services to pay dues, etc. You could probably squeeze closer to $100-120 with those needs but you start having to worry about reliability and customer service.

Depending upon your current platform and what your website performs you might be able to migrate to a lower cost host like wordpress.com but you'll probably need to completely reformat the site. You might be able to reduce costs considerably but at the expense of time migrating and redesigning the site.
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