Supporting Balagan.info through Patreon

I’ve created a Patreon account for Balagan, because …

Balagan is creating military history articles and wargaming rules, scenarios, etc

I give away a lot of cool stuff on balagan.info and support the Crossfire WWII (groups.io) by paying for hosting. I would love to keep giving away my material for free and supporting the Crossfire community, but, with costs rising, I need help to do that.

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How I am reducing the cost of hosting balagan.info

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As you might have seen I can’t afford to host Balagan.Info any more. Or more accurately my current hosting company (WP Engine) has pointed out that they will have to triple my current hosting cost given the storage and bandwidth I currently consume. Ouch! I can’t afford that.

I now have a plan to manage my costs down. This is what I’m doing.

Thanks. I got lots of useful suggestions, both as comments ot the original post and directly. Particular thanks to Aidan who I’ve been discussing messy technical issues with for a few weeks now.

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I can’t afford to host Balagan.Info any more

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If you didn’t know, I use WordPress for my blog. Previously I used a super cheap but really quite awful hosting company. Then I move to WP Engine, who are brilliant but expensive. But now I think I have to move hosting companies because the already expensive prices are going up by three times. So I’m looking for advice. Desperately looking for advice. How could I monetise my site? How could I monetise my wargaming hobby? Or where to look for low cost, but good, WordPress hosting.

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