ok so i take not even close huh? i said 4000 the first month... ill bet it would by a 6 digit number by the beginning of the second month. also why would the site use so much band width... i dont see why...
Originally posted by agentneo any ideas on getting a sponsor? i might just give up on this... but i really wanted a project. also i only have 20MB on my current server... not enough
Well I don't recall seeing a thread by you in the requests forum (maybe I just missed it), but a host might be willing to sponsor you.
Otherwise, there are some websites where you can post your idea and find sponsors and VC firms to give you money - I saw this at SPF but can't find the thread there and can't remember the URL (it's not in my history either ) anyone else know?
Originally posted by agentneo i havet been here long, still learning. so what would a sponsor do ? also should i make a post like this in the requests forum instead?
also what does the sponsor get out of a deal like this?
It depends, typically an individual would only sponsor your website if you have a targeted demographic (I'm not sure exactly what an FPS clan is) or really high page views (usually in the millions, or at least 100,000's for what you are looking for).
Also, do research ad services - ie, places that are willing to pay for your ad inventory. This can help cover your hosting expenses (if you have any), but again will only be helpful if you receive a lot of page views.
the page views would probably only be under 100,000. but that is just for the first month when i am getting started. i really dont have good way to estimate this (any tracking system ??). the reason i thought adds might be good is because it would be based on the action computer gamer (FPS= first person shooter), espicailly clans. there are many game server companies that like to advertise on those sites, so the clan can buy their game server. also amazon and other game selling stores advertise on them too. it seemed like this was quite a targeted audience.
again i really dont know my page views... the forums at the current site have had over 1,500 posts in the last month, if that would help estimate the page views. again that is just the second month the site has been around and i havent really gotten it off the ground with the limitations of space and bandwidth with my current host.
a separate question, how many MBs is the standard MySQL database. i am currently using 2MBs and want to know how many databases i would need if i expanded.