Update 07/02/2021: Good news! We were able to find a server within the budget on a month-to-month basis, so we have already moved to the new server. Due to your generous contributions, we have funds for 8 months, but we could use the remaining goal for 4 more months.
Thanks to everyone who has helped out, we can't thank you enough!
A friend and I started the social media site https://xephula.com and we have spent about $3,000 to customize the code. We currently have about $180 in monthly expenses for VPS hosting and a transactional email service.
We are currently experience a large increase of user registrations and online activity, due to the censorship on big-tech websites. This is straining our VPS resources and we are in need to upgrade our hosting to a dedicated server.
The dedicated server is $3600 up-front for a year of service.
Xephula got it's start with people who were deplatformed from big-tech websites. It grew through the values of its founders, contributors and end users. We are offering a platform for all, where content creators can thrive on a fair playing field that is not rigged in favor of a political agenda or a few wealthy content creators.
We are dedicated to opening up the Internet for everyone.
Thank you for your consideration in helping us out.
Chief Technology Officer—Xephula.com