Website History

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This site began as a side project in late 2006 which simply sought to catalogue some information about my 944 Turbo S, as well as a place to post pictures and information about my car. Originally, the site was written in simple XHTML markup, and hosted on Bravenet – a free web hosting service with limited capabilities (no PHP, no MySQL, and so forth).

Upon the release of the first few pages (hosted at 944turbo.bravehost.com – which now redirected here), the project quickly evolved into a more comprehensive resource, which not only relied on written content, but also on archival material (images, articles, advertisements, and other documents).

From early 2007 onward, the site expanded to encompass not simply general information about the 944 Turbo, but also information about the 924 GTP and other early developments in the 944’s history. Content was expanded, and a number of sources were referenced to ensure the all information presented was accurate. Moreover, the site was moved to a new host (944turbo.web44.net), where the design was improved and optimized for a multiplicity of browsers (Firefox and Safari, for instance).

In April 2008, the site was re-released. Although some content was complete (such as the Turbo S content), the scope of the project means that a fraction of the desired end has been met. In future, the site will be a comprehensive historical database of information for 944 Turbo owners, and feature various types of media, including pictures, and audio and video, as well as other published material.

Moreover, the current iteration of the website is running off of a modified WordPress blog system. Although the switch has meant that the content of the site is now less than previous iterations (read above), the efficiency of the PHP/MySQL based system means that such content (images, articles, documents, and so forth) will rapidly be added to the website in the coming months.

If you would like to follow the development process of the 944 Turbo Resource, simply visit the associated appendix category: Website Development.

This site has been a labor of love, and has been a project dear to me for going on three years now. Your support is appreciated. If you have any relevant information pertaining to the 944 series, you are welcome to share it. You will be credited in a ‘thank you’ page that is still being developed, which already features some notable contributors. Moreover, if you are a Porsche 944 webmaster and would like to embark on a link exchange program, please do not hesitate to contact me.

As of the end of 2010 the Porsche 944 Turbo Resource has become the number one historical resource for the Porsche 944 series on the internet. The website receives consistent traffic from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The website consistently receives over 1000 unique visitors a month.

Update: As of February 14, 2011, the Porsche 944 Turbo Resource migrated to (mt) Media Temple. Our new host will ensure that the Porsche 944 Turbo Resource is always accessible and secure.

Further update: As of May 18, 2011, the Porsche 944 Turbo Resource is accepting sponsored advertising from relevant advertisers. Learn more about advertising on the Porsche 944 Turbo Resource.

Thank you to those who have supported my efforts, your kindness is very appreciated.

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