Sunny Garden Hub

The Sunny Gardener - October 2023

A simple cartoon pumpkin making a cute face. Below reads: Happy Halloween


No news is good news, on the Fediverse front at least.

Mastodon was upgraded to version v4.2.1 which brings a handful of minor bug fixes.

Active users and overall activity level have been staying relatively level.

62 new users, 483 active users, 53k interactions, 8 reports opened, 8 reports resolved

Hosting Costs

One of the changes in the v4.2.0 release of Mastodon back in September was an increase in the maximum upload size limits for images and media, and this has been reflected in a slight increase in media storage costs.

Server bandwidth overall has increased by around 20-30%, but this isn’t currently impacting costs significantly.

Cost spreadsheet, text version follows

Expand Hosting Costs 2023-11-01
Main Server 4-8GB-160GB -$36
Database Backups -$10
Media Storage 221GB/mo. -$9
Media Bandwidth Free $0
Media Backups 19GB/mo. -$1
Domain Name $35/yr -$3
Email Server -$5
Donations One-Time $0
Donations Recurring $36
Monthly Totals
Previous Balance $144
Total Expenses -$64
Total Donations $36
Balance $116

Canadian Dollars

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