JOIN THE OURLOCALITY COFFEE CLUB

3 affordable website plans

GO MONTHLY

ONE

£2
PER MONTH

250Mb Storage 1 website no page limits

FORUM SELF HELP

MORE

£6
PER MONTH

250Mb storage 3 websites no page limits

FORUM HELP

PLUS

£12
PER MONTH

500Mb storage 6 websites no page limits

EMAIL HELP

GO YEARLY

ONE

£24
PER YEAR

250Mb Storage 1 website no page limits

FORUM SELF HELP

MORE

£72
PER YEAR

250Mb storage 3 websites no page limits

FORUM HELP

PLUS

£144
PER YEAR

500Mb storage 6 websites no page limits

EMAIL HELP

OR JUST GET AN EXTRA

EXTRA TOPPINGS
£25
PER FEATURE
e.g.
configure and map a new domain;
enable and configure a feature;
or one hours training.

THE TRUE COSTS

OPEN SOURCE IS FREE, ISN’T IT?

The current service uses almost entirely open source components, which are free, but up to a point.

The current subsidy covers: the overall server setup which has running costs, a 2-fold backup regime + IP address rental, and recurring software licences and making sure all the main components are bang up to the minute. All of the latter is not free.

But it doesn’t stop there.

CHOICES

Business decisions are necessary before any particular functionality is researched, dependencies assessed and a component selected, downloaded, tested, and then commissioned. There are business processes to think through and workflows and individual policies to develop and then keep on top of.

MAINTENANCE

Even with lots of automation, the kit doesn’t run itself entirely without human hands.

There are daily website software updates, the core software, the plugins, the themes, which with ever more dependencies to keep on top of is time consuming. There are also server upgrades, troubleshooting and disaster recovery routines, policies to enforce and much more to take into account.

SECURITY

Defending the site from hackers and investigating problems and issues arising now keeps us busy.

We try and keep everything always up to the minute, every day of the year come rain or shine and keep our news feed clean and spam free.

And this keeps all our customers and  users safe, our reputation untarnished – and the whole ecosystem stable and secure.

FREE HELP

And finally, over the years, we’ve provided free help to setup or move a website (mainly to individuals and community projects without a budget), including free domain management and renewals, free email support, free access to additional services, free marketing and social media advice, free business advice and free training sessions.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT COFFEE?

We don’t often think about how many coffees we buy in a week, in fact most of us don’t think twice about a coffee on the go.

Research suggests that we visit coffee shops on average 3 times a week and spend at least £8, if not more each visit.

Those in the know will tell you that the ingredients costs of coffee are low, but the main cost of coffee is the human cost.

Draw your own conclusions, but we think that our offering is pretty cheap compared with a few coffees a week, or a few beers or even authentic pizza.

I’M A FREE PLAN DO I NEED TO PAY?

Not if you cannot afford it yet. We’re setting up the club as a trial in anticipation that at some point charges will need to come in for additional services and support. We hope to keep a completely free tier for those who need a basic package.

I PAID TO HAVE A SITE DESIGNED & MOVED?

The club is a way to recover hosting costs and maintenance, in order to maintain a high quality platform.

We think that those who can, should contribute according to what they get and can afford.

However, if you cannot afford a regular cup of coffee, your plan will remain free and you will still be able to use your friends and the community to get help for nothing, so you can have your cake and eat it.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION

Drop us a line via the Contact Us page or pick up the phone.

FREE COFFEE

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