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In order to achieve a fixed price and minimize administration costs, the price of the service has been set to relate to the number and size of regularly uploaded scored sessions that the club plays. This is the closest indication of the number of members that may use the site, the complexity, the size and page usage on the web site. Simply total the average number of tables you expect to upload each week. The service is provided on an annual subscription basis:
January 2015: The standard price of bridgewebs has now been held for 10 years and the price for larger clubs reduced year on year. All features are now included as part of the price. Due to the increase in broadband, the usage has increased dramatically. There are now almost 10 million hits a month and it is necessary to regularly increase computer capacity. To reflect this more fairly the pricing bands have been adjusted slightly.
More features, same low price.
(***) Domain name prices have been held at £8/£14 for over 10 years. However, Nominet and other Registries have announced a significant increase to ensure a secure environment, which needs to be passed on.
Non uploaded events are ignored. Ad-hoc extra scored sessions may be ignored.
** Subject to playing as a single club at a single location.
With regard to everything else on the Web Site, calendar, competitions, news, pictures, you may freely amend these at any time and as often as you like.
This service is provided for bridge clubs and as such it is probable that the usage of the service is similar amongst similar sized clubs. It is not possible to predict how much any one web site will get used, but factors in the make-up of the club give an indication of the expected usage. Usage will arise from:
A commerial "Web Hosting" company actually host the site, provide the necessary disk space, computer power, regular backup and restore if necessary, and more importantly, the connection to the world wide web to support the downloading of the quite large number of pages that might be surfed by the members each week, that will surely increase as more and more people start using broadband.
You do not need a domain for the trial period, you can use www.bridgewebs.com followed by the short name given to your club, such as www.bridgewebs.com/somewhere.
In fact you do not need a domain name at all, but many clubs like to have one. The domain you choose, such as www.somewherebridgeclub.org.uk or www.somewherebc.org.uk will be set up for you once you agree to go live. Domains are provided again on an annual subscription basis.
If you have an existing domain, then this can usually be transferred to BridgeWebs and there will not usually be any "domain" charge in the first year.
If you do request a domain to be registered with bridgewebs or transferred to bridgewebs and subsequently wish to terminate the service, bridgewebs will transfer the domain to your new host without question. (not that this has happened yet)
Payment by cheque, electronic transfer or PayPal.
There are no other web site costs for the club or club members, no FTP downloading software, no Word Processing, no Html Editor, just a PC with a Browser and scoring software. You will also be automatically upgraded to the latest BridgeWebs software at regular intervals. You might also need a digital camera to take pictures of your bridge club to upload and show to the rest of the world!!