And article updates.
Program GuidelinesLast revised 8/11/2017
- You understand that Vultr team members may make changes to your article to improve readability.
- You must submit the article using the same email address that is used with your Vultr account.
Payments and rates
- Your account will be reviewed for payment eligibility. Payment will only be made to active Vultr accounts that have been previously funded (from within the Vultr control panel).
- New, original topics written with 1500+ words (excluding code) are eligible for $300.00.
- New, original topics written with 750+ words (excluding code) are eligible for $150.00.
- New, original topics written with less than 750 words (excluding code) are eligible for $75.00.
- Updates to existing topics are eligible for up to $75.00.
- Ports of existing topics to a different OS/platform are eligible for up to $75.00.
- Payment rate will be reduced on articles that require lots of corrections.
- No advertising any paid services.
- No mentioning of other providers offering similar services to Vultr.
- Outside URLs are used as minimally as possible.
- Articles are submitted in the English language with proper spelling and grammar.
- Content that you submit is original, it must not be published on other websites, other communities, or other knowledge archives.
- In most cases, we do not publish two articles on the same topic. Topics are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Ports of existing topics to a different OS/platform must be written in this format.
- Users reading your articles are primarily interested in server administration and applications.
- Your instructions should work on a new virtual server. Readers will be testing them step-by-step.
- When writing a guide for an operating system, target a specific version such as "Ubuntu 16.04". Commands go stale over time, and targeting an OS family like "Ubuntu" causes frustration when guides do not work.
- When you need to use a domain name or IP address in your article, try to use one from the list below.
- The "Article Tutorial" on this page contains examples of text formatting.
- Read through some published Vultr Docs to understand acceptable guide formats.
- Rather than writing paragraphs on common tasks, such as "How to add a sudo user", reference an article from our reference articles page.
Banned topic list
- How to bypass or "crack" licensing systems of applications.
- Peer-to-peer sharing guides, for programs such as Bit Torrent, etc.
- Anonymous surfing guides, for programs such as Tor, Shadowsocks, etc.
- LAMP stacks or LEMP stacks for any platform.
- Game guides focusing on SteamCMD installation. Game guides should have a basic synposis of how to install the game, but contain information about using and customizing the game server. This article may be referenced.
Example domains and IP addresses