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
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
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
What We Ask
In exchange for the services above, SportPlanet only asks for
three things: content, commitment, and banners.
Come join the team! We're waiting to
hear from you!
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.
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.
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
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
Xoom or some other
free webhosting provider and start coding pages so that
we have something to look at before dropping us a note.