Donations for nixCraft

Posted on last updated February 6, 2017

Do you find my tutorials and nixCraft ( ) site useful? Please consider supporting it especially if you use ad-blocker. It is hard to keep the site running when so many people block ads. Donating money to the nixCraft site is easy!

Okay why I need support?

nixCraft is a single man indie operation and online since 2002. I am a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. I had started this site for sharing my knowledge and documenting my experience as a sysadmin. Over last 15 years site grown a lot. I was able to fund nixCraft for a while with my job and savings.

I have written over 5100+ tutorials and long blog posts. Apart from posts, I regularly reply tech support emails and moderate comments. nixCraft has become a 40+ hour/week job for me. I want to nixCraft to grown more for a long time.

For a long time, we used ads on the site. However, many of our readers block ads. As a result, I am unable to cover bandwidth, hosting, and other costs. I do not want to prevent readers with an ad blocker accessing nixCraft with nagware or begware. It is your personal right to use adblockers. So I need your help. The way Patreon works is a fan or reader can donate whatever they want per month, and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the situation.

What I will use the money for:

  1. Hosting with IBM/Softlayer – I need a good hosting server plan to support all traffic get at nixCraft.
  2. Internet and CDN Bandwidth with Cloudfront – I need a robust CDN for serving static content faster with SSL enabled option. This also includes my home office ADSL2 and 4G LTE bandwidth.
  3. DNS hosting with Route 53 – I need a stable DNS hosting.
  4. Me – I need to continue to eat food and support nixCraft operation. 40+ hours is taking out too much time. Apart from food and rent, I need to pay for insulin and other diabetic medicine too. Even though my needs are minimal, I need to help myself too.

You can choose from several options to support nixCraft financially:

  1. Patreon (recommended)
  2. PayPal (one time donation)
  3. Bitcoin address: 1JxjJNi1VxaiTNDSCRXScVw5Bx1icVdpaP

Thanks for any help you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!