Upgrading to Drupal 9

We are upgrading to Drupal 9! This is not a quick or easy process so you should expect this site to be temporarily out of commission at various points during this process. Please bear with us and check back with us later when we're ready to re-launch!

How does all this get paid for?

Vaxia is a not-for-profit, free-to-play, website.

We run on Drupal, an open source free webcode and we currently have a volunteer technical admin to handle code as needed. That doesn't mean we don't have costs, and in honor of Transparency this is how the costs for the site break down:

Once a year, we have a domain name purchase which is roughly 15$ a year.*

We are hosted on Linode, with site backups which brings us at the moment to 50$/month for hosting cost, with a lot of room for growth.

You'll notice we have a donation button (and if you haven't hit the yearly cap an option for selecting the character to put your site rewards to). That goes to a Paypal account under a vaxia-only email account, that technical admins (Tia and Bastlynn) have access to.

That account is used to automatically pay our hosting service to cover our costs - the display on the site is an estimate based on current use for how many months we have covered.

In short: We keep the Vaxia money completely separate from our personal stuff so we can be as transparent as possible on that end of things. If you ever have a donation that goes weird or you need to follow up on - drop a line to Bastlynn, or email vaxiauserone@gmail.com to ask.

* I need to check with Tia on this.