Donate to JKHub
We could use a little help
Yep, it's that time of year again. The time when we beg politely ask for donations. As of today, JKHub has been going strong for over two years. Every day, hundreds of people visit a website we host. JKHub has almost 63,000 posts and 1,494 members registered, and counting.
Additionally, we provide downloads for 1,845 mods, some of which over a GB in size. Also, 200,000+ files have been downloaded from our files section.
Those are some great numbers, and we'd love to see them continue to increase and provide a great service and community center for everyone. Unfortunately, that costs money.
How JKHub makes money
Like many online communities, we rely solely on users' donations. We currently do not have any paid ads on our website, and are not supported by any companies or investors besides our users. For this reason, we ask for donations once every year, in the fourth quarter. We'd like to continue being ad-free.
It may be worth noting that no money that is donated is used by any of our staff members in any way other than paying for the below facets of the site. JKHub staff are unpaid volunteers that maintain JKHub in our free time. We try to be as transparent as we can about donations, so if you have any questions, please do feel free to ask.
What we need money for
Here is a full breakdown of all the money JKHub will need to make it through 2015, and the end of this year:
Webhosting is what we need in order to be able to make our site available to you. These costs go towards the company JKHub uses to host our website, and to make sure JKHub and sites using its hosting are secure and fast.
File hosting is the third-party service we use to serve mod downloads that would otherwise to be too large (and too many) for our infrastructure to handle.
Software licenses are what we need to pay to keep improvements to our site coming, such as the ones posted in this article. They'll allow us to keep our site as modern, user-friendly and secure as possible.
Addons are extensions to the software we use, made by third-party developers. This was skipped last year due to a lack of funds. It would be really nice to get these updated. This includes the Tutorials section of JKHub, which is in desperate need of a patch.
Domains are things like "jkhub.org".
The total money needed
In total, we need $380.
We have received $381.89 worth of donations so far.
What happens if we don't get $380
Truth is, we need about $200 to just keep the webhosting up. If we don't reach our goal, things will slowly begin to stop functioning and being offered.
In practice, we'll certainly do everything in our power to keep JKHub running smoothly no matter how much money we get, however, we may have to decide to start placing potentially intrusive paid ads on our site to be able to accomplish that, for example.
So, in conclusion, please donate.
The link below will take you to a PayPal donation page where you can send us an amount of your choosing. We welcome any amount. Alternatively, you can visit our donation FAQ page, which is also where you can donate. Again, we try to handle donations as transparently as possible, so if you have any further questions, please post below.
We have reached our goal! Thanks to all who donated!