"A collaborative initiative to share web hosting costs between churches as well as charitable organizations"
Churches generally spend more than they need to on web hosting. Packages available are often either oversized, or slow & outdated, or both. By means of inter-church/ charitable organization colaboration, we believe we can dramatically reduce ongoing hosting costs, while also providing a very high quality service.
Our initial investment has been close to $900.00 in order to rent a high grade server in Michigan. Our hope is that other churches will trust us sufficiently with their web hosting needs so that we might meet our goal of shared individual costs no greater than $5 a month for each participant.
If we can meet this goal, we will attempt to meet our next goal of also licensing a high quality website design/builder package that we can include in our $5 a month package. This would enable churches to design their own websites as well as host them for a fraction of current website operating costs.
Longer term, if a suffient number of churches trust us with their hosting needs, we expect our income to exceed our running costs, in which case we plan to drop the price of packages below $5/month.
We have a believing conviction that these goals are attainable. We will maintain our committment to providing the best in its class web hosting, as well as primarily maintaing this initiative as a ministry to others. i.e. we have no economical motivation for growth, no profit margins to speak of. Our only goal is to be useful helping the Lord's work at large.
Beside our initial goal to meet expenditure costs in beginning this initiative, we would like for the momentum of this project to be carried word-of-mouth. We feel this would help us maintain a better focus on being a specifically Christian ministry. As such, web hosting packages won't appear on our sales website. In order to subscribe, you will need to receive an invitation. If you are a bible based church, please inquire about this. We would be glad to invite you to join this project, and if you have received an invitation and know others who might also be helped, please pass the invitation on to them. We would like to help as many as we can. And if you are a faith-based charitable organization, please inquire. It would be our pleasure to minister to you through this web-hosting collaborative.