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We created Reddthat for the purposes of creating a community, that can be run by the community. We did not want it to be something that is moderated, administered and funded by 1 or 2 people.

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In one of very first posts titled “Welcome one and all” we talked about what our short term and long term goals are.
In 7 days since starting, we have already federated with over 700 difference instances, have 24 different communities and over 250 users that have contributed over 550 comments. So I think we’ve definitely achieved our short term goals, and I thought this was going to take closer to 3 months to get these types of numbers!

We would like to first off thank everyone for being here, subscribing to our communities and calling Reddthat home!

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The database service is another story. The database has grown to 1.8GB (on the file system) in the last 7 days. Some quick math, makes that 94GB in 1 year’s time. Our current host allows us to addon 100GB of SSD storage for $100/year, which is very viable and will allow us to keep costs down, while planning for our future.

Annual Costings:

Our current costs are

  • Domain: 15 Euro (~$25 AUD)
  • Server: $897.60 Usd (~$1365 AUD)
  • EU Server: 39 Euro (~$64 AUD)
  • Wasabi Object Storage: $72 Usd (~$111 AUD)
  • Total: ~1565 AUD per year (~$130.42/month)

That’s our goal. That is the number we need to achieve in funding to keep us going for another year.


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  • Stimmed
    1 year ago

    Thank you for the answer. I have delt with scaling DBs with tons of data so the alarm bells were ringing. DBs tend to be fine up to a point and then fall over as soon as the isn’t enough ram to cache the data and mask issues of the DB architecture. With the exponential growth of both users and content to cache, my gut tells me this will become a problem quickly unless some excellent coding is done on the back end to truncate remote instance data quickly.

    Sadly I am better at breaking systems in wonderful ways than building systems for use, so I can’t be too helpful other than to voice concerns about issues I have ran into before.

    • TiffOPMA
      1 year ago

      Hahahaha, are you me?

      Yeah the db on the filesystem is double the size of it in memory, the current memory usage is about 200-300mb active for postgre. So I’m not worried about it too much.

      There are big wins for sure in the database, and I’m for sure looking at the activity table when I get a few hours to myself. It keeps a log of; every like, from every user that the server federates with, and I think it’s not efficient at all. Each row contains a huge amount of data when I’d expect it to be quite small.

      But I digress. I haven’t delved into the intricacies and I’m sure it’s not as simple as I make it out to be. There will be lots of QoL work in 0.18 for sure so stay tuned. I’ll be using this Announcement community for all of our big milestones and to keep everyone updated, as well as to crowd source solutions!