The last couple of months I noticed every now and then that there was a message popping up saying that the website is overloaded at the moment. I was wondering if this could be fixed by upgrading the web host package or server package? If so, I think a lot of us would be willing to donate to make this happen.
If this is not the case and these were temporary hick-ups then still it might be nice to have a donate button so people could leave a little tip.
At a bare minimum you would need at least 1 server to host the app/databases, perhaps additional servers for storage and back up. To do it right you need a standalone firewall and intrusion detection system, a network switch with a router and appropriate bandwidth connectivity to an ISP. You should have beefy UPSs fed by separate power sources oh and you need to keep things cool so industrial air handlers. Now double all that if you want to provide redundancy for outages due to hardware or software issues. You can get by with a lot less but you are running a high chance of downtime when (not if) one or more of these things are missing or fail. Unless it is being done as a hobby it is not cost effective to host a site on your own.
welp the extreme load is becoming very apparent and I would def donate to the site. Is opening a Patreon or scribstar an option? or a business Paypal? does anyone know of another way that sites usually take donations? @hugecat