T Nation

What Does This Cost?


#1

Just out of curiosity, what does a site like this cost to maintain? Per month. Is it easy? hard? Including hosting, updating, server space and all. Not including the store. Again, just curious.


#2

lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege!


#3

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege! [/quote]

Relax. I was looking for a ballpark figure. I didn’t ask them for trade secrets or for recipes to their supplements. I was simply curious as to what a website such as this costs to maintain. Sounds like you are the dumb one!


#4

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege! [/quote]

Relax. I was looking for a ballpark figure. I didn’t ask them for trade secrets or for recipes to their supplements. I was simply curious as to what a website such as this costs to maintain. Sounds like you are the dumb one!


#5

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege! [/quote]

You have my permission and my total blessing to say whatever you deem necessary, bud. Make us proud.

Also, I agree with your inital statement.


#6

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege! [/quote]

Wow…unnecessary.

It’s not as much as people think to maintain a site. A domain does not cost much if you get one that is not already owned by someone (kind of rare for a good one). If you find one you like at godaddy it’s around $10. For good hosting assuming your site doesn’t get too much traffic it is around $10-$50 a month. It varies because some hosts will complain when you start getting any traffic and make you pay for more bandwidth. Once you get a huge amount of traffic prices can shoot up.

As far as what they pay webmasters, writers, or any contributors here I have no idea. Their webmasters are nothing special though.


#7

[quote]imhungry wrote:
VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege!

You have my permission and my total blessing to say whatever you deem necessary, bud. Make us proud.

Also, I agree with your inital statement.[/quote]

Unreal, let me rephrase the question…what does a webite of this size cost to operate and maintain? Is that simple enough for ya?


#8

all he did was ask how much it costs. lets not be assholes. sorry but i cant answer the op lol


#9

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege! [/quote]

I dont see how asking roughly how much bones it cost to host a site with this much data/traffic could possibly give ANY insight into their marketing strategy and business plan.

Sounds like a legit question to me.


#10

[quote]Kreal7 wrote:
VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege!

Wow…unnecessary.

It’s not as much as people think to maintain a site. A domain does not cost much if you get one that is not already owned by someone (kind of rare for a good one). If you find one you like at godaddy it’s around $10. For good hosting assuming your site doesn’t get too much traffic it is around $10-$50 a month. It varies because some hosts will complain when you start getting any traffic and make you pay for more bandwidth. Once you get a huge amount of traffic prices can shoot up.

As far as what they pay webmasters, writers, or any contributors here I have no idea. Their webmasters are nothing special though.
[/quote]

You sir, truly have no idea in that case.

They host everything themselves, first and foremost, have a whole range of domains leading to the site and have a team that is actually pretty fucking good at what they do - it’s easy to sit on the other end and have no idea how these things work.


#11

[quote]RSGZ wrote:
Kreal7 wrote:
VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege!

Wow…unnecessary.

It’s not as much as people think to maintain a site. A domain does not cost much if you get one that is not already owned by someone (kind of rare for a good one). If you find one you like at godaddy it’s around $10. For good hosting assuming your site doesn’t get too much traffic it is around $10-$50 a month. It varies because some hosts will complain when you start getting any traffic and make you pay for more bandwidth. Once you get a huge amount of traffic prices can shoot up.

As far as what they pay webmasters, writers, or any contributors here I have no idea. Their webmasters are nothing special though.

You sir, truly have no idea in that case.

They host everything themselves, first and foremost, have a whole range of domains leading to the site and have a team that is actually pretty fucking good at what they do - it’s easy to sit on the other end and have no idea how these things work.[/quote]

…indeed. A few years ago it was said that this site cost the company a cool million a year to run. I can imagine, with all the upgrades and extras we get, it’s more than that now…


#12

[quote]younggully wrote:

Unreal, let me rephrase the question…what does a webite of this size cost to operate and maintain? Is that simple enough for ya?[/quote]

Why Slim?

You wanna start your own “how to troll the internets” webpage?


#13

[quote]younggully wrote:
imhungry wrote:
VTBalla34 wrote:
lol you really go onto a business’s website and ask them to divulge their marketing strategy & business plan to some fucking random Level 0? My god there should be an IQ test to use the interwebz.

Is this a joke thread to try and give Artem a run for his money at dumbest thread of the night?

Is a 2009 member allowed to call another 2009 member a fucking moron? If so, I would like to invoke my privilege!

You have my permission and my total blessing to say whatever you deem necessary, bud. Make us proud.

Also, I agree with your inital statement.

Unreal, let me rephrase the question…what does a webite of this size cost to operate and maintain? Is that simple enough for ya?[/quote]

Most of what I said was tongue in cheek.

While the the question itself is simple, the answer…not so much.


#14

Eleventy dollars per hour.


#15

Schfifty five


#16

[quote]crimson_lily wrote:
Schfifty five[/quote]

Schfourteen-teen.

Seriously, I have no idea, but you can bet it’s run damn efficiently since Biotest is their only source of income.


#17

Here’s why I asked. i saw this video about failblog on youtube


I didn’t realize that much work went into a little blog. T-Nation is much bigger hence must take alot more to run. Again, I don’t want trade secrets (I don’t care).


#18

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
younggully wrote:

Unreal, let me rephrase the question…what does a webite of this size cost to operate and maintain? Is that simple enough for ya?

Why Slim?

You wanna start your own “how to troll the internets” webpage?[/quote]

Slim? Do you have pics? I have one up…I’m not slim ‘anymore’


#19

[quote]crimson_lily wrote:
Schfifty five[/quote]

uh,
it’s clearly 3 fiddy.


#20

[quote]Xab wrote:
crimson_lily wrote:
Schfifty five

Schfourteen-teen.

Seriously, I have no idea, but you can bet it’s run damn efficiently since Biotest is their only source of income. [/quote]

That and their baby kitten fur trade business.