@ntnsndr my instance is supported by the roof trusses of my garage.
Quite literally. The physical server hosting coales.co and several other VMs is installed in a small 4u rack along with a UPS and switch, and that rack is hanging from the garage ceiling supported by lag bolts screwed into the roof trusses.
Oh financially you mean? Well just out of my paycheque at the moment..incremental utility bill increase for electricity plus $5 per month for the fixed IP.
@ntnsndr As a user I contribute to the admin of my instance monthly. Should be contributing more, actually.
@ntnsndr depends on the instance. There are a few hosted at universities and laboratories. Many are just out of pocket for the instance admin, users may or may not help out.
@ntnsndr Some with patreon, I think.
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