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The Radio Amateurs of Canada is offering an additional new benefit to our Affiliated Clubs: the ability to host your club’s website on the RAC server. And depending on how you choose to set up your domain, in some cases there will be no cost for this service!

Radio Amateurs of Canada runs our IT services using OVHcloud, a Montreal-based internet service provider (ISP) that offers affordable high-performance dedicated servers and a wide range of cloud-based services.

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Our new web hosting service will include the following:

1) 400 MB of storage space

2) Unlimited email aliases

3) Two MySQL Databases

4) A Free SSL Certificate

5) A Website Builder program, powered by SitePad, for those who have limited coding experience or who want to use the built-in, easy-to-use drop and drag tools and templates to design their sites. You can try a sample demo at: sitepad.com/demo

6) For clubs that do not want to pay the extra cost to have their own domain name (clubname.ca), RAC now provides the opportunity to show your affiliation with RAC using “MyRAC” in your domain name – clubname.myrac.ca – and at no cost!

7) Already have a domain? You can transfer your current domain name over to the RAC domain name service for $20/yr for .ca/.com to cover extending your registration.

Self-Administered Support

RAC is a volunteer-based organization and does not have dedicated staff to provide any site support so it is important that you have someone who has some basic coding experience and is familiar with website functions to administer the site.

If you choose to take advantage of this web hosting benefit, RAC will be happy to set up the initial hosting requirements and provide you with the necessary administrator credentials, but it will be up to your club to create your own site using the SitePad tools provided or to transfer an existing site using the FTP and cPanel administration interface.

If you have any questions about the Web Hosting Service please contact:

Jeff Dale, VA3ISP
RAC System Administrator

Not currently an Affiliated Club? It only costs $27.95 per year (plus GST/HST) to become one and to enjoy the other benefits. You can also also be eligible to enjoy a $5 million liability insurance for the clubs and their members at an additional affordable rate.

For more information about the RAC Affiliated Clubs Program please visit:

https://www.rac.ca/rac-affiliated-club-program/