hey all, i figured i'd try to do this where i let y'all know how much it costs to run the place, for the benefit of those who help out with running the instance (and thank you so much to those who do!)
Unfortunately my liberapay isn't really set up to be "just for toomanycooks" and there's a few donations i've received for other projects, so pinning down exactly how much is being given for TMC will be difficult.
But here's a breakdown of what it cost me last month (which is less than what it will be going forward, because of the fact that I started the instance late last month)
Hosting (app server): $4.69 (nice)
Hosting (db server): $2.34
Daily DB server backups service: $0.22
Domain purchase: $5.98
So yeah, the servers are currently pretty small, but I think it's working fine for an instance of this size for now.