Music & Movies
With your love and blessings, Vidpk has grown tremendously over the last few months. We thank you for the love and support. However, with the increase in traffic, our costs have also increased significantly. We have been running Vidpk for our love of Pakistan but the increasing cost, which we have to give out of our own pocket each month, has become very high now. That is exactly why you have been noticing recent issues with the website.
For this reason, we wanted to get your support and feedback on this matter. Since Vidpk is a community website, we want every member of Vidpk to help us decide the future of Vidpk. Right now, we have 3 options in front of us:
Option # 1: Move to a cheaper and smaller server
This would be more affordable for us but this would mean compromising on the quality and speed of the videos. The smaller server would not be able to accommodate all the current users so some of you would not be able to access the website. We would hate to do this though since we have always tried NOT to compromise on quality or speed, and we want to give everyone quick and reliable access to the website.
Option # 2. Sell the website to an interested party
We have received an offer from a media company who is interested in buying and managing Vidpk. However, they also plan on including indian videos and possibly inappropriate videos on Vidpk. We would hate to go with this options. Vidpk has grown so much because of visitors like you, and we want to maintain the purity and Pakistaniyat of Vidpk. We think that going with this option will destroy everything that Vidpk stands for.
Option # 3. Get Support from members
Third and final option is to be supported by our members like you. We can introduce a premium membership for an appropriate amount, about $5- $6 per month and members can support us by upgrading to premium members. Free members will still be able to view videos, but premium members will get many other benefits such as:
- Higher speed of videos. You can go to http://vidpk.com/compare.php to see a comparison of the free and paid server speed
- First access to videos. Only premium members will be able to watch newly uploaded videos for the first 24 hours. Free members would have to wait 24 hours to see new videos.
- Subscription to channels. You will get emails whenever videos are uploaded to your favorite channel.
- Access to the upcoming features ( For example, a library of old and new Pakistani songs that you can listen online and download).
- If the website is busy, premium members will always get a higher priority than free members.
- No advertisements
We will also keep adding to the list of benefits for premium members.
We have thought a lot about all 3 options. Although we never want to charge Vidpk users, given the circumstances we believe option 3 might be the best way to go. This is the only way where we can maintain a fast, reliable website that everyone can enjoy and all Pakistanis can be proud of. However, we still want to hear your feedback regarding this. Please tell us which option you like best, and feel free to give other suggestions also. We are looking forward to your support because we believe that Vidpk is a community and the more we support each other, the better it will be.
The Vidpk.com Team