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ziq wrote (edited )

The costs are too high. Postmill can be run on $5 - $20 a month. Raddle costs 20 a month now but started at 5. notabug costs over 100 a month from what I've heard.

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mofongo wrote

Do you think the cost of running Raddle will increase after Postmill 2 allows file uploading to the site?

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go1dfish wrote

Down to 15$ a month now.

3 $5 VMs.

One for the indexer, one for notabug.io and one for nab.cx

Each has its own independent copy of the db, both sites share the same indexer but are otherwise independent and redundant.

Moved from redis as a backend to lmdb have some ideas to potentially take things even further as well.

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go1dfish wrote (edited )

Currently it's running on a single 99$/month server working on optimizations to reduce the requirements, it's already possible to run a non-indexing mirror at closer to that cost and after the next round of optimizations it should make running an indexer much less resource intensive as well. The site started on a $10/mo shared hosting but did outgrow that pretty quickly mostly as a result of a memory leak in a dependent package that has now been tracked down.

It's likely going to be a more intensive service in general due to its realtime/chat/msg oriented approach; but reducing the cost of contributing to the health of the network is one of my primary goals; even if the overall costs end up higher, they can be more evenly distributed among volunteers.

Edit: is raddle prepared to scale in the event of significant growth? Because that's been another priority of mine as I see it as the main failure of Voat leading to the culture as it exists there today. NAB is set up to scale horizontally to a point where it could eventually support reddit level traffic.

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ziq wrote

Raddle really doesn't desire significant growth. But you'd be surprised how many DDOS's we've weathered without injury.

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