Sunny Garden Hub

In Review, December '22


December was much quieter after the big influx in November and removing the listing from

It was particularly quiet around the holiday season as everyone was busy with holiday things, but I also noticed an increase in people returning to use their accounts that they had registered earlier in the year but hadn’t yet gotten around to really trying out, so welcome back to all those folks!

30-day Admin dashboard, end of December:

22 new users, 511 active users, 44,421 interactions, 6 reports opened, 4 reports resolved

Hosting’s hosting costs and donations for December:

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Main Server 4-8GB-80GB -$30
Server Backups 80 GB -$10
Media Storage 200 GB -$4
Media Bandwidth 178 GB -$3
Domain Name $35/yr -$3
Email Server -$5
Test Server -$30
Donations One-Time $0
Donations Recurring $31
December Totals
Previous Balance $98
Total Donations $31
Total Expenses -$85
Balance $44

Canadian Dollars

The Test Server was mainly used for testing upgrades and configuration changes during the influx in November. Now that things have calmed down a lot, and I’m a bit more comfortable in managing the server, its usefulness has decreased. I deleted that server at the end of December and it won’t be a running cost going forward. I may still spin up test servers temporarily as needed in the future if I’m going to be making risky changes, I just won’t leave them running once their purpose has been fulfilled.

Thank you, to everyone that has donated on ko-fi! There’s no obligation or expectation that you donate in order to use the server, and I’m able to cover the costs myself if needed.

– Brook