I have a feeling the hosting costs are going to get expensive fast here, heh. Maybe an OpenCollective?

  • snoweMA
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    158 months ago

    I plan on setting up something, but as of right now, they’re not something I’m worrying about! Thank you! When we do add something, we’ll make a post and put the link in the main sidebar.

    • @unquietwiki
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      18 months ago

      I saw some folks posting that they were doing Lemmy instances with cheap Vultr instances. Are you using something similar? And how’s the bandwidth going with peering to other nodes? I’ve toyed around with the idea of starting my own node.

      • snoweMA
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        58 months ago

        yes, I’m using a Vultr instance. I was on the lowest tier of the High Frequency plan until last night. I upgraded to 3vCPUs and it’s going a lot better. Biggest problem I think was that lots of other communities are federating and so we are up to 104 GB of outbound traffic in only like 5 days. We were hitting swap which I think was causing lots of turmoil on writes. Only 17gb of inbound traffic so far. You could easily start your own node on the lowest instance, if no one else is federating your communities. As soon as big servers start federating is where we started to see trouble.

        • @unquietwiki
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          28 months ago

          Good to know. You make a good point about the direction of traffic: folks will definitely pull more from here, than folks here requesting from other servers. And TIL inbound traffic is free on Vultr, so you don’t have to worry about that cost at least.

        • @terebat
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          28 months ago

          Was playing around with a small in memory cache as well as materialized views to prevent the swap hits. Hard to prevent the inbound traffic though, maybe a CDN could help, but need to see what the traffic patterns look like.

      • @[email protected]
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        28 months ago

        I’ve found with running my own it’s generally in the kilobits to keep up, except when subbing to new communities when it can spike up. Obviously more with more users, but it’s not terrible. Hosting in a DO instance

  • @WildMansLust
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    18 months ago

    One potential way to help is host on the Oracle Cloud Free tier.