the starlight exchange,

My very own exchange, the starlight exchange is now live! Please check it out, and join if you like banner rotations!


rules and info for hosting ,

For the first time EVER I have purchased paid hosting, and in an attempt to give back to a world that has given me quite a bit of free hosting, I will now be offering strictly free hosting for domains and subdomains. I currently own one domain, starlitnights.net, and anyone can have a yoursite.starlitnights.net by following these simple rules and filling out my form. I know it looks long, but there's a lot of general information in there too (also there's a password, so you should read it).
  1. I will host any of these types of sites: blogs, personal, graphics/resource, forums, and small stores. If you have something else in mind, feel free to hit me up in the cbox and I'll make a decision and get back to you.
  2. You must credit me as host on every page. I'll check.
  3. You must also credit ANYTHING that you use that you did not make. This includes your layout maker, textures, scripts etc. You should have a credits page on your website unless you literally made everything yourself. As a designer that uses many resources, I think credits are incredibly important, and I will not tolerate people using my hosting to rip in any way. Even if a maker says that you do not need to credit them, I will greatly prefer if you do. It shows your ethics as a webmaster. I want people that are hosted by starlit to have similar ethics in regards to credits as I do.
  4. If you choose to go for domain hosting, I will greatly appreciate it if you are willing to let others use your subdomain if they choose.
  5. If you think you are going to go over your allotted bandwidth or webspace CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY! I won't be mad if you let me know--in fact, I'll probably give you more space. Just as important, if you at any time (or when applying) feel like you need more space than offered, contact me and we can talk about it. Like I said, I'll probably be fine with it. I just want to be kept in the loop.
  6. Keep me updated when your site goes on hiatus or when you're busy. If you don't update your site for two months without contacting me, I will put a placeholder on your subdomain, and after another month I will back up your site and -copy this quote and put it in your comments section of the form "the key is banana" now continue reading- remove your subdomain. If this happens, you can contact me for your backup, and (I can't promise I will still have it if it is a long time, my external hard drive is a dungeon) I will do my best to get it to you. Generally, keeping me in the loop will be best for all of us.
  7. If you need any help with setting up your site, installing plugins, etc, please CONTACT ME! I'm here to help. If I can't or otherwise don't have the time to help you install something difficult, I'll point you in the directions of tutorials. I want my hostees to be happy, and keep my part of the server happy also.
  8. I can change the rules at any time, and I can also revoke your hosting at any time. I won't do either of these things without telling you, but understand that I can do this.
  9. No torrent things, illegal distributions of stuff, porn (like PORN, not smut writing or smutty graphics), commercial plugboards or topsites (last two are hostgator, not me).
  10. Lastly, it won't hurt to read or skim Hostgator's tos. I actually read it, it's not legal jargon, it's straightforward and good.

packages ,

As a reference, starlit is currently using 25MB of disk space and 390 of unlimited monthly bandwidth transfer. As such, I'm not going to monitor bandwidth as of 20 JUNE 2013. This MAY CHANGE because it's my space and I can do that. I will let you know if it does, and what your limit will be.

SUBDOMAINS AW YEAH!

200MB disk space.
Unlimited bandwidth
Subdomain of your choice: yourname.starlitnights.net
Email of your choice: yourname@starlitnights.net
Your personal tech line, aka max.
On my current site, I use fusion news for my news system, and I can help you set that up if you need it.

BLOGS WOOH!

100MB disk space + the space taken up by your content management system (wordpress or whatever).
Unlimited bandwidth
Subdomain of your choice: yourname.starlitnights.net OR domain name that you currently own.
Email of your choice: yourname@starlitnights.net
Your personal tech line, aka max.
I can quick-install from my admin cp Wordpress and Lifetype for specifically blogging, also there is a LONG list of other CMS scripts I can quick-install, if you have one you are interested, let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can quick-install it for you.

DOMAINS COOL

300MB disk space.
Unlimited bandwidth
Domain that you already own and have access to nameservers.
Email of your choice: yourname@domain.net
Your personal tech line, aka max.
On my current site, I use fusion news for my news system, and I can help you set that up if you need it.

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