Our next quarterly hosting fees are due! If anyone could spare a few dollars and donate to help us out, that would be much appreciated. If you could spread the word in your own journals that would help us a lot too!
With the server upgrade about a month ago, our ongoing operating costs are now quite a bit higher than they used to be. The upgrade also hit us with hardware installation fees as a one-off cost which we were able to cover easily thanks to past donations, but it drained the bank account further.
We now have about €900 ($1170USD) per quarter to pay.
These costs include our main server and secondary server hardware rent, rack space for the two servers, 100Mbit pipe to the net, externally hosted email+wiki and source code hosting just to name the major ongoing costs!
Considering how big and busy our site is, the high spec hardware and the unmetered data connection we get, the costs are actually amazingly low. But we still have to find that cash every 3 months!
If anyone could spare even a few dollars, that would help us tremendously. Anyone who donates can get a shiny sponsor badge on their account too. Just check out the details on the Donations page.