In February we started accepting donations from our users. It wasn’t much, but still we are very thankful for your help (A. R. Wallace, Kristina Marie Brendel, joeyv7), it means a lot! We’d also like to tell you (and all our future potential donors) how we’ve spent your money.
WikiPaintings hosting is based on dedicated server running on windows server and hosts project and Amazon Web Services, which uses
- S3 to host backup files
- CDN for static files to improve site loading speed
|january 2012||$ 198,70|
|february 2012||$ 198,70|
|march 2012||$ 198,70|
|total for 3 month||$ 596,10|
|january 2012||$ 43,77|
|february 2012||$ 55,06|
|march 2012||$ 84,10|
|total for 3 month||$ 182,93|
|total hosting expenses for 3 month||$ 779.03|
WikiPaintings technical support and development includes work of web developers and html coder. In 2012 Q1 we added following features:
- Editing functionality improvements
- Preparations to migrate data to Microsoft Azure data storage.
|hours||price per hour||total|
|total for 3 month||32||$ 12,00||$ 384,00|
Total expenses for 2012 Q1: $1163,03
Our project is non-commercial. Since we don’t have any kind of advertising, our only source of income is donations from our users.
|A. R. Wallace||Feb 3||$ 30,00|
|Kristina Marie Brendel||Mar 4||$ 100,00|
|joeyv7||Mar 12||$ 15,00|
|total income for 3 month||$140,65|
The difference between our costs and incomes was paid from personal funds of the initiative group.
We would like to thank again to our donors. As you can see from this report, 100% of your donations directly funded project costs. Just as importantly, your aid demonstrated solidarity with our goal to make art open and accessible!
We would also ask all our users (who have such possibility) to donate small sum to this project. Without public support, further development of WikiPaintings.org would be impossible.
Unfortunately, our country (Ukraine) doesn’t support such popular payment gateways as Paypal, Amazon, and Google Checkout; that’s why we have to use IPay.ua payment gateway. We beg your pardon for this inconvenience.
We have a lot of ideas how to improve our site; shortly we’ll publish our “Roadmap” which includes all productive ideas of our users. With your little help, we can make Wikipaintings so much better!