Support GPF: Referral Codes

Last updated September 2, 2020

Okay, we'll admit that GPF Premium isn't for everyone, and some folks don't have the spare change to buy anything in the Store or leave us a tip. That said, everyone these days are using referral codes to drum up traffic and expand their user base, which can be a win-win scenario for their existing users. So if you're looking for a way to help us out that isn't purely financial, feel free to scan this list and see if there's anything you might find useful. Each link takes you right to the service with our referral code embedded, while the descriptive text spells out exactly what we get in return. Some referrals benefit us a bit more than others, but all of them are definitely appreciated.

Linode (Virtual private server hosting)

Linode is "a VPS hosting company built upon one simple premise: provide the best possible tools and services to those that know what they need—better hosting." Linode provides powerful multi-core KVM-based Linux virtual hosts with your choice of distribution, full root and SSH access, dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, full DNS control, and much more, hosted from multiple data centers scattered across the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. They offer both managed and unmanaged options, so both propeller-heads and complete newbies can find just the plan they need. They also offer monthly and hourly pricing, so you can test out short-term projects or dive in for the long haul like we have. Linode has been GPF's webhost for twelve years and we can only provide a glowing, enthusiastic recommendation for their services.

If you are considering hosting for your next project or Web site, you can sign up for a Linode account using our referral link above. If you sign up using our code, we will receive a credit of $20.00 USD, so long as you remain an active customer for 90 days. $20 actually goes a significant way toward helping pay our server bill, so referrals are definitely welcome. (Domain registration)

Hover is a service of Tucows Inc., an ICANN accredited, publicly-traded Internet company serving thousands of businesses and millions of Internet users worldwide since 1994. Their mission: to help you register and manage your domain names as quickly and easily as possible, without the vicious upselling so prevalent with other domain registrars. Their support staff is fast and responsive, often answering questions within minutes. We've been using Hover for ten years after our previous registrar was gobbled up by a less reputable (and less useful) competitor. While I've had a few minor annoyances with Hover, I do recommend them for their speed, simplicity, and no upselling policies. For every purchase made from one of our referrals, we get a credit of $2.00 USD... which doesn't sound like much, but domains are pretty cheap these days. (Digital currency trading)

Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. We've been using Coinbase for eight years, when running our own full Bitcoin client started to prove impractical. Coinbase is now GPF's exclusive exchange for digital currency. When you use our referral link to sign up for a Coinbase account, we will both receive $10 USD in free Bitcoin when you buy or sell at least $100 USD in digital currency within the first 180 days of opening your account. (Virtual payment card system)

"Privacy is the first payments product that keeps your personal information private, while being even more convenient than using a regular credit card online." "Virtual cards act like a layer of protection between your funding source and the merchant. They pass any authorized and completed transactions directly on to your funding source (including refunds). These cards can be a buffer against cases when merchants you shop at get breached, merchant overcharges, or grey market subscription scams. They are great to use at popular websites where you have recurring relationships, so you don't have to change the number if another merchant gets breached or smaller one-off merchants, so you don’t have to worry about fraud if they get breached." We've been using Privacy for both personal and GPF expenses for three years. When you use our referral link to sign up for a Privacy account, we'll get $5 USD after you make your first purchase.