Where would TOG be without your help?
The Older Gamers is a community website and is provided as a totally free service to members and visitors alike.
The TOG website runs on 2 dedicated DELL servers in order to provide a responsive browsing experience.
TOG runs on commercial Virtualisation Software that provides us with 2 additional MySQL backup servers, one locally and one remotely, this allows for database replication effectively providing 3 database servers.
On the TOG site with over 3.5 Million posts without this solution every backup would take up to an hour (during which time TOG would be down), now we can make a backup EVERY hour on a replication server!
We user Amazon for both backup storage on S3 and 2 Standby servers using their EC2 servers.
Adding that all up means that the whole of TOG is reliant on an infrastructure of 6 servers and a standalone storage solution
TOG is and will always remain free but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that the solutions in place come at a significant ongoing cost and thus reliant on regular income.
The current supporter plans offers financial supporters of TOG different choices of benefits to suit every budget.
All plans below are in USD payable via PayPal or credit card
AUD Payments are available via bank deposit only, please contact tog-subscriptions(at)pixella.com.au for account details
For all payments made using alternate payment methods, a trust system will be used where your account will be placed into the chosen plan for a 3 month period at a time.
ONE MONTH TRIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL PLANS!
You can also purchase reputation points which is a way to make a one off payment to TOG rather then signing up to a plan if you prefer that over a supporter plan
If you are an existing sponsor you are entitled to supporter plan benefits, please contact tog-subscriptions(at)pixella.com.au and provide your current payment details.
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** TOG regularly received beta access keys for it’s members, keys are limited and will be given to Platinum/Gold Members first at random.
*** TOG Email address are setup up request in which you will need to provide the name of your choice to be used. This is NOT automated.
ENABLING THE SUPPORTER FLAGS
To enable the supporter flags on your account choose “Control Panel in the “My TOG” top dropdown menu.
Click edit options in the left hand side column, scroll down to “Show supporter status” and choose your desired status.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TOG!!
By signing up to a TOG Supporter plan, you agree to be bound by and abide by the Support Plan Subscribers Terms of Service
You can cancel your paypal subscription at any time by following these instructions:
Log in to your PayPal account.
Click Profile near the top of the page.
Click My money.
Click Update in the My preapproved payments section.
Click Cancel or Cancel automatic billing and follow the instructions.