# Disclaimer from Olly

Hi. My name's Olly Connelly and I run this site, vpsBible.
This is where I come clean about how I may make money from you.
(And who knows, maybe I do.)

Most web sites offer products and services, advertising and affiliations in a transparent way. But not all.

A disclaimer is an opportunity for a site owner to detail how he or she makes money and, because many revenue streams are not immediately clear, this is important.

Without further ado, here is how I can make money from my community, here at vpsBible.

vpsBible Subscriptions

Of course, if you subscribe to the site, guess what, I make a buck.

Otherwise, I make some money, else get some kind of credit, if you click through my affiliate links.

vpsBible.com affiliations

I don't affiliate to anything, on any of my sites, that I've not used myself and that, given the need, I would not be pleased to use again.

These are my affiliation partners. They're also damn fine products, although that doesn't mean they're the right choice for your need so by all means ask in the forums.

My web hosting partners

  • myhosting, the Parallels-powered VPS service (that hosts this site).
  • Linode for more advanced Xen-powered VPS hosting.
  • HostGator, the shared web host everyone seems to be affiliated to. They're good, nonetheless.

Maybe you're wondering why there are three choices here?

The kind of web hosting we need depends on a variety of factors, such as how hands-on we want or need to be and how much we want to pay. My personal choice for shared hosting is HostGator or, for totally configurable self-managed VPS hosting, is Linode. myhosting, used here at vpsBible, is a better value VPS alternative to Linode, offering nearly twice the resource for half the price, the downside being that very high-end customization such as configuring your own kernel isn't possible.

My premium WordPress service partners

  • codecanyon for various code like the Parallax Layerslider, used on the homepage here.
  • themeforest for inexpensive yet impressive themes.
  • s2Member Pro, the website membership plugin used here.
  • Wishlist Member, the dearer yet more usable membership plugin used on vpsBible.
  • The Pretty Link Pro plugin for managing links, such as driving internals here for usability & SEO.

You know, strictly-speaking and from a security perspective, it's not a good idea to tell people what code you use because, come the zero day, there could be trouble. So I'm breaking the rules. All I can suggest is: do as I say, not as I do, although that's not easy if, like me, you disclose affiliated products that help to run your sites. (All the more reason for a rock solid backup solution.)

Other affiliations

  • PrivatVPN, the cheap, non-logging, multiple-territory privacy & data protection service. *
  • Market Samurai, the powerful SEO research tool.

* If you don't employ a VPN, yet value things like your data or having a private chat with a friend, then get one. Just thought I'd highlight that tip, call it a bonus.

Such is business, of course, this list is liable to change from time to time so maybe check back here, else follow me on Guvnr where, in future, I'll blog about what affiliations I take up, and why.

My father used to say, “Oliver, never neglect an opportunity.” He was generally referring to taking a pee before a long journey but, nonetheless, clicking through the above links may earn me dosh if you trust my advice. That dosh, in turn, leads to more ridiculously excitin' server guides. Now that's what I call good biz. It's a win-win, darling.

Shameless self-promotion

I spiel off about some of my own websites too, when it's relevant. Guvnr, wpCop and vpsBible's content is largely inter-connected, after all.

So there you go. I am thoroughly disclaimed.

Let me know any queries, thanks for your interest and I hope to meet you in the vpsBible forums.