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Jack
12-30-2003, 09:16 PM
Attention all teams without websites!!

Looking for an easy way to give your FIRST Robotics (or Lego League) team a website?? Don't know complicated HTML or have the time to develop a custom site?? Annoyed with geocity's advertisements?? Can't afford web hosting??

If you answer "yes" to any of the above questions, then FSN (http://firstsn.org) and openFIRST (http://www.openfirst.org) have the soultion for you!!

FSN has teamed up with openFIRST to offer a unique web hosting soultion. Over the past year, openFIRST has developed an easy-to-use web portal software. This software is free to use, yet still requires a web server to be viewed on the net. This is where FSN assists. FSN is providing the server space to host the openFIRST software. All complicated set-up will all ready be compleated, allowing you focus on the main goal of having a simple but useful website for your team.

Some of the features of package include:
Pre-Installed openFIRST software
Use of a custom subdomain (Ex: http://yourteam.openfirst.org OR http://yourteam.firstsn.org)
A number of different styles to choose from (Coming Soon!)
Custom apache configuration allowing http://yourteam.openfirst.org/~USER/ for viewing each uses web workspace
FTP/MySQL access on request (and approval)
Automated upgrades of openFIRST software
Friendly FIRST'ers willing to offer support

The only requirements are:
One website per team
The website MUST use openFIRST primarly for all pages.
You will not use the service for any illegal activities, including but not limited to the distribution of pirated software and the infringing on copyrights of others.
You will not hold FSN or openFIRST, and any members of either group liable for any interruption in service, whether intentional or coincidental.
You will not post material of a slanderous or defamatory nature about individuals, teams, or other entities.
You will abide by the guidelines of Gracious Professionalism.

Any questions? Feel free to contact:
Tim Ginn[openFIRST] - tim@openfirst.org
Andrew Schenk[FSN] - webmaster@feds201.com

Ready to sign up?? Just fill out This Form (http://www.firstsn.org/hosting/) and your account will be set up shortly.

Looking for more information? Check out:
http://www.openfirst.org or http://www.firstsn.org

Thank you & We hope to see your application soon!

openFIRST and The FIRST Scouting Network

shyra1353
12-30-2003, 10:24 PM
thank you so much for doing this .. i am so grateful to you for it and i have just sent in the application ...

however i do have a question .. lets say now i send in the application but later on down the road ( whether it is next march or sometime in 2007 ) we buy our own domain name, do we have to close down this site or are we allowed to keep it running ?? also are there any limits to what can be on the site size wise ??

Jack
12-30-2003, 10:32 PM
lets say now i send in the application but later on down the road ( whether it is next march or sometime in 2007 ) we buy our own domain name, do we have to close down this site or are we allowed to keep it running ?? also are there any limits to what can be on the site size wise ??

As for a domain name, if you buy your own domain name, all you will need to do is contact myself with the name, and i'll tell you how to set it up to work. If you also decided to get seperate hosting for your team, you could get all the files and the SQL data so you could transfer the site to your own host.

Lastly, there are no real restrictions in terms of a file size limit. However, I ask that you do not use the site for mear large file storage. If I notice that some site has what appears to be an extra large ammount of files, it will be looked into. Overall, you should be ok ;)

Hope that helps :)