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Have a league or ladder site that needs a warm home and plenty of promotion to grow? We're at the center of the VP3 community and have a constant communication channel to the VP development team. Check out all the goodies we offer:

File and FTP Space
You'll have basically unlimited drive space here at SportPlanet, so no matter how big your site grows, we'll keep pace. We'll also make sure that your files are available and distributed to the people who want 'em. We've got a worldwide file-mirroring system set up, including partners like CDRom.com, so your files are always available. FilePlanet is all yours!

Bandwidth and Servers
We've got what technical people would call ... "phat" bandwidth and we're expanding as we need more. You won't have to worry about slow load times and, thanks to redundant web servers, downtime is a thing of the past. Your site should always be speedy and always be up!.

Promotions and Banner Sharing
One of the biggest services that SportPlanet can offer you is promotion. We're all about the Sports community and helping our hosted sites get noticed is one of our highest priorities. All of our new sites are given a big promotion at launch, with a Pic of the Day and news throughout the site.

You'll also be able to run a banner throughout our network. You can swap your ad banners for new ones as often as you like, and your banner will get tens of thousands of impressions a month. Needless to say these are all free services we consider part of our job as your host.

Email and Mailing Lists
Your site can have multiple e-mail addresses on our server, so you can use @SportPlanet.com for all of your site-related correspondence. Special e-mail addresses can also be created for your news deliveries or different staff members. You can start a mailing list for fans of your site. E-mail via HTML forms is no problem, either. We even have an easy-to-use mailing list system that allows for web-based administration.

Forums and Chat Support
Hosted sites are free to set up and administer their own discussion forums - we have the tools to do it. Also, it takes about 30 seconds to create your own customized chat room with your logo on it. Easy!

Intranet and Tech Support
Our hosted sites get access to the GameSpy Intranet, which contains detailed info on everything you need to know to run your site. If you have any questions about snippets of code you can use, how to find something, or how to promote your site, we've got all the answers online. We've also got an entire tech department who's there to help you on an individual basis when problems come up.

ASP, SQL, and Perl Support
Complicated sites aren't a problem. Our servers allow this functionality and our support staff will help you make sure that your coded pages stay online. You can also take advantage of existing code; itís very simple to incorporate utilities like GameFinger, FilePlanet, or GameSpyder into your pages, for instance.

Dedicated CGI Server
You don't need to have your CGI scripts approved through us. We've got a dedicated CGI box that you can test and run your scripts on.

What We Ask
In exchange for the services above, SportPlanet only asks for three things: content, commitment, and banners.

  • Content
    Weíre interested in gaming content. If itís good for people who play games, itís good for us! If youíre not sure if a site is appropriate, just ask. Weíre interested in game pages that offer lots to do with specific topics, hardware help, tools, utilities, patches, whatever gamers can use. Weíre typically not interested in clan sites (unless the clan is producing something of interest), webrings, or projects that havenít begun work yet.

     

  • Commitment
    Depending on what your site's about, you might not have a reason to post something every day. However, we expect your site to be updated as frequently as necessary, with enough fresh content to continue to interest readers. Stale sites will eventually be removed from the site if we can't contact the site maintainers.

     

  • Banners
    Just place our banner code at the top of every one of your pages, and youíre set! No pop-up bullcrap! Also, hosted sites are free to design their own site banner, which can be placed into the GameSpy Network's banner rotation to help bring traffic to the site.

     

  • Contacting Us
    Ready to kick some arse? Drop our hosting managers a line! Send mail to hosting@sportplanet.com. Include your name, e-mail address, and current URL for your site. If requested, you may send your site in its entirety as a .zip file; but please do not do so unless asked. We rarely accept proposals for sites that don't exist yet - set up an account at Geocities, Xoom or some other free webhosting provider and start coding pages so that we have something to look at before dropping us a note.

     

Come join the team! We're waiting to hear from you!

 

 

 

 


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