DonorHub is based on the legacy of TntMPD.DataServer. You can think of this way:
[TntMPD.DataServer] --> [DonorHub Lite] --> [DonorHub Online]
TntMPD.DataServer was developed by Troy Wolbrink during his time with Cru. It's main design goal was to make it easier for ministries to implement the TntMPD "Gift Input" protocol. Before TntMPD.DataServer, a ministry would have to develop custom software for this purpose. TntMPD.DataServer made it possible for over 100 organizations to become compatible with TntMPD.
In 2016, TntWare became independent of Cru and due to licensing issues, renamed the TntMPD.DataServer product line to DonorHub®. Also during this time, TntWare began redesigning TntMPD.DataServer into a cloud-based service. TntMPD.DataServer was a very technical product, and a major barrier for many small ministries was the installation, configuration, hosting and management of this product. By making it a cloud service, fully managed by TntWare, many barriers have been removed for many ministries. Also, the cloud model is much more sustainable and supportable by TntWare.
DonorHub Lite is free, just like TntMPD.DataServer. But, just like TntMPD.DataServer, you must install, configure, host and maintain DonorHub Lite on your own servers and with your own SQL Server costs and IT costs. DonorHub Lite will probably end up costing you more than DonorHub Online because you must maintain your own Windows-based web server with IIS, SSL certificates, firewalls, SQL Server (and associated licensing), IT costs, etc. DonorHub Lite is the direct successor to TntMPD.DataServer, but DonorHub Online is the future of the product line.
DonorHub Online will actually save you money because it takes all that work off your plate, so you can focus on running your ministry. With DonorHub Online there's often nothing to install ... it's all cloud-based. If you have an on-premise donation system, you may have to install a very small program called the "Cloud Connector" which simply acts as a bridge for data. Plus, with DonorHub Online, TntWare does all the work of maintaining or developing the integration with your financial systems.
DonorHub Lite is transitional technology. Support for DonorHub Lite will end on December 31, 2017. We wouldn't recommend any new users for DonorHub Lite. We're keeping DonorHub Lite available until then to help existing users transition to DonorHub Online.
Click here to learn more about DonorHub Online!