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Idle question to server admins:

Is there a significant impact on hosting costs if you choose to federate?

And, how much does it cost to run an instance?

(While I know and other art-focused instances exist, I'd really like an art/craft focused instance aimed more at being able to connect and talk shop with other artists.

But I'm also poor, and for legal reasons I'm unsure if I could accept donations to help with costs.)

@dartigen In case you want someone else to set-up and update the instance for you there is this service:

A small instance starts at 5$/month.

Given that I’m not a server admin I can’t tell you whether its significantly cheaper if you do it yourself, sorry.


Maybe we'd rather talked about hardware specs? Cause costs varies from hosting to hosting