DO Ideas 2

Make a Donation URL

You have a referral url. That is very handy and has allowed me to make $25. But lots of people don't want a Linux server (don't know why) and would like to help people keep servers running. My idea would be to pay directly to someone's credit so they can keep servers running for them but only servers. You would go to a donation link, put in bank details or paypal and money gets put into said users credit.

  • Simon
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    This is a really cool idea and it's definitely interesting to get people to support or donate to you especially if you are using droplets for an open source project. However, given how many entire companies are dedicated to the space of helping people raise money, whether that's through kickstarter, indiegogo, or gittip, I think adding this functionality directly to DO would clutter up the interface and ultimately wouldn't be as feature rich as an outside service that you could then collect the funds from. Thanks, Moisey
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  • Lothar Serra Mari (rootfather) commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    +1!

  • Kenmore Chalfant commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    Definitely a neat idea ;)

  • Meletis Flevarakis commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    +3 I Love this idea! Even your teamates can help with the costs even if they dont have access on your control panel!

  • Mitchell Pash commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    As a Minecraft server host, a lot of my friends don't really know what a Linux server is, either. They all would love to donate to my server costs, and I too would also like an option for me to send them a link that they can directly donate to our cause.

  • cb meeks commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    +1. I like this idea. Would be great for people who want to run Minecraft servers or file servers but hard to justify the cost. This would allow the people to support whatever service they were using.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 17:11

    Not sure if I understand this correctly, but if you want donations you can just expose a public Paypal link for people to donate to your Paypal and then you can use those funds as you like.

    As for paypal payments that can be done through the billing interface in the control panel.