Every day, we serve hundreds of members and thousands of visitors. We process over a hundred registrations every day, and we've seen over 14,000 new members register with us in the last year. Since day one, LCPDFR has always been free for everyone, and all of the expenses and running costs have been paid out of our own pocket. On our old xgweb.co.uk website, in what was the last time we ever asked for donations, we raised over £100 in a matter of weeks with small contributions from our even smaller member base at the time. After investing the money in the VPS which powered the first versions of lcpdfr.com, we managed to keep the site going for just over a year without needing any donations whatsoever. Now, we have almost 40,000 registered members, and run the entire site on our own powerful dedicated server, which for the past year we've picked up the bill for, as well as each of our load balancing virtual servers in the US and UK. This doesn't come cheap however, and is exactly why, for the first time in 2 years, we would appreciate it if you, the user of this service, could help out.
Unlike many other websites which stay afloat by taking away features from normal members and forcing them to pay to get them back, we strongly believe in promoting equality throughout the entire community and therefore, in rather unique fashion, we don't put any caps or limits on our service. Indeed, staff, members and guests are completely equal when it comes to content downloads, with everyone being able to download as much as they like, as often as they like. Furthermore, we have absolutely no restrictions on what our members can upload, with all members given practically unlimited storage space throughout the gallery, download manager and forums. Regarding the actual mod itself, despite the weeks-on-end of effort that goes into the development of it, we have always allowed absolutely anyone to download it and use it, completely free.
Ultimately, this spirit of giving our users the best service we possibly can is what we are all about here on LCPDFR.com. We decided to do things differently meaning that not once have we put caps or limits on our users, not once have we charged for any part of the services we offer, and not once have we taken anything away. Unfortunately though, while money might grow on trees in Liberty City, it certainly doesn't in the real world, and therefore, to keep offering everyone the best possible service we can, we need your help.