Looking for a web design + hosting sponsor for an already developed site
Hello, my name is Chris Keenan. I currently operate one of, if not the best US History resource websites on the net for students, Course-Notes.Org . The site has been up and running since december 2002 on a free hosting site, but 3 months later the site had grown so fast that I needed to upgrade to a professional hosting plan and through a generous donation - I was able to.
Because this site was such a huge success, I plan on doing a massive renovation and expansion over the summer months in order for it to be ready for the start of school Fall 2004.
My goal for the website is to turn it into a student organization which will exist to assist High School and College students in their studies of general courses required for graduation (AP included, as they are usually freshmen college courses). Aside from notes and outlines, the site will offer information of general interest to the target audience. The specifics have not yet been determined, but this will be an organization based on member contribution, and will be the interactive home on the web for my organization.
However, because this is a non-profit website, I do not have any real budget to pay for web design or hosting, except out of my adsense revenue which is already being allocated towards my hosting package.
In exchange for a professional quality web design and hosting package, I would be willing to place text and or banner ads or some other form of advertising on my website for a negotiated period of time. However, I will not accept any popup ads for the website to maintain the professional/quality image of the site.
I am currently using approxiamately 20 gigabytes of bandwidth a month. I have to rely on the statistics from Jan + February because my statistics from Mar+April+May are incomplete due to my webhost's AWStats having issues (I gave them hell about it everyday and I plan on leaving as soon as I can find a sponsor host)
During January I was receiving on avg 2800+ uniques a day, and in February 3000+ uniques a day which if you ask me is quite impressive for a site of this nature. (I can provide pictures of stats on request)
This number will obviously grow as the site expands because if I am receiving this amount of traffic for a site that only covers one subject, imagine the amount of traffic I would receive for a site that covers multiple topics. I could easily see the traffic quadrupling as I am adding at the very least 5 new subjects that are just as popular, if not more popular than US History among high school and college students.
In exchange for advertising on my site, this is what I am requesting:
Web Hosting Package
1 Gigabyte of Webspace (with the possibility of more as needed)
40 Gigabytes of Bandwidth (with the possibility of more as needed)
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited Subdomains (or atleast 15+)
Unlimited MySQL Databases
Unlimited FTP Accounts
Fantastico would be a +, but not necessary
Educational Theme (we can discuss more of this through email/AIM/etc)
Fully Coded (and sliced) main and sub pages
Easily Customizable Pages (text wise)
Flash Animated Header a +, but not necessary as long as the header is appealing
Matching Forum Skin (phpBB2)
Thank you for looking at this thead, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any of the below methods: