Hosting? Why yes, we do that!
GameSpy Industries is looking for you! Got a killer website which you need hosting for? We are constantly looking for new sites to add to our expanding network!
We're looking for top-quality action websites to join our network and expand our coverage. If you have an already established site, or even if you don't, drop us a line at hosting@PlanetQuake.com and talk to us. Here's what you'll be passing up if you don't:
Unlimited FTP Space
What We Ask
You'll have virtually unlimited drive space here on the GameSpy Network, so no matter how big your site grows, we'll always have the resources you need available to you. We'll also make sure that your files are available and distributed to the people who want them. We've got a worldwide file-mirroring system set up, including partners like CDROM.com, so your files are always available. FilePlanet, the premiere gaming file site on the Internet, will help you spread your files around the globe!
Mail Accounts & Mailing Lists
Your site can have multiple e-mail addresses on our server, so you can use @PlanetQuake.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 even start a mailing list for fans of your site. E-mail via HTML is no problem, either. We even have an easy-to-use mailing list system that allows for web-based administration.
We've have what the technically savvy 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!
Forums & Chat Support
Hosted sites are free to set up and administer their own discussion forums - we have the tools to do it. It takes about 30 seconds to create your own customized chat room with your logo on it. Easy!
ASP, SQL, CGI, & 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; it's very simple to incorporate utilities like GameFinger, FilePlanet, or GameSpyder into your pages, for instance.
Secure Transaction Servers
If you are interested in selling a commercial product online, we have secure transaction servers available. Use of this service must be judged on a case-by-case basis and may not be applicable, but should the need arise we can do that.
Intranet & 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 available to help you on an individual basis when problems come up.
Coverage across the GameSpy Network
One of the biggest services that PlanetQuake can offer you is promotion. We're all about the 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 site. You'll also be able to run banners throughout our network, and swap them in and out. Needless to say, we'll get the word out.
All we ask is that you make your site friendly to browse and original. If your site is a modification site then make sure you're not treading on anyone's toes when it comes to copyright issues and such. It's easier to change it around prior to getting heavily involved with the project than it is at a later date.
In exchange for the services above, PlanetQuake only asks for three things: content, commitment, and banner views.
We’re interested in gaming content. If it’s good for people who play games, it’s good for us! If you’re not sure if a site is appropriate, just ask. We’re interested in game pages that offer lots to do with specific topics, hardware help, tools, utilities, patches, whatever gamers can use. We’re typically not interested in clan sites (unless the clan is producing something of interest), webrings, or projects that haven’t 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 you’re 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.
Ready to kick some arse? Drop our hosting managers a line! Send mail to hosting@PlanetQuake.com. 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 Geocities or some other provider and start coding pages so that we have something to look at before dropping us a note.
Have any more questions about what we expect from our hosted sites, or what you can expect from us? Curious about our servers, supported languages, or banner policies? Check out our GameSpy Network Hosting FAQ, you'll be glad you did.
We're waiting to hear from you!