Internet Services

By: Sea To Sky Meals  09-12-2011
Keywords: Community Groups

Website Hosting

The Hotspot offers several free services for community organizations wanting an Internet presence.   We offer:

These sites are very easy to set up and maintain even for groups with few technical resources.  Groups are provided with a template that can be customized with the colours and graphics that represent their group.  Authorized members can log in to the website from any computer and edit the content within their Internet Browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).  No special website editing software is required, and knowledge of website design or html is not needed.  The Hotspot can provide technical assistance and training for your community group to set up and maintain the website.

Static web hosting.

LAMP hosting.  

We offer the Linux/Apache/Mysql/PHP/Perl/Python stack for community groups who have more complicated wishes.  This service provides you with database hosting and includes FTP & Secure Shell (ssh) access to upload and maintain PHP or CGI scripts & applications.

All Website Hosting includes:

  • The ability to host your own domain name (i.e.  Note that for this you must register the domain name separately using a domain name registrar ($10-$20/year).

The Hotspot provides List-Serves as an extremely handy communication tool for Non Profit Groups.  These lists can be set up for private communication between board members, or be used as open discussion lists or promotion circuits.  For example, the Squamish Arts Council utilizes our list-serve to enable members of the corridor's arts and culture community to share information about local arts events and opportunities, while the Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Association utilizes their list-serve to set meeting dates and share files and minutes between their board of directors.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Community Groups

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Services & Assistance to Non Profit Groups

The Hotspot has collaborated and made partnerships with several local groups and has been involved in the implementation and planning of many large ongoing and new community projects. Amongst its main services, the Hotspot provides substantial support and assistance to other local non-profit groups. E-mail and other communication resources.


Project Assistance

One of the core goals of The Hotspot is to provide services and share resources with other non profit groups and The Hotspot is very eager to share its most valuable asset. The Hotspot hires several youth throughout the year to help to run the public computer lab and community space and provide computer tutoring to the public.


Office & Location Services

It can be a bit intimidating for new or potential new members and volunteers to visit someone's house and its also not always pleasant for the same few group members to consistently have to play the host. Rather than using and having to publicly promote one of your members' personal mailing address, you may find it more convenient to share ours. By having a physical public location, your group's presence in the community instantly broadens.