Why not, I do not agree. When I choose servers I make my choice depending on traffic to the site, how much space I need and so on. This site does not require a $35 server to run well. I’m sure you can’t tell the difference when visiting this site if it had run on a 10$ plan from Digital Ocean (or similar). Look at the activity on this site, there is no such need. 35$ = far too much money right now. Better to save the money and scale up later if needed.
Because you want at least two cores for proper concurrency. The server has to run at the minimum php, nginx/apache, and mysql/postgresql. While the database is certainly not very big, you want to make sure you have the memory to store its contents for best performance. And there is the other work the system needs to do. 2 cores is the minimum I would throw at anything besides static content.
I agreed and signed for 4,50 and I do hope others do also. All here will use INN but nobody wants to pay. One of the goals is that we have the same community software and that is ne Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal or other stuff. the expenses have to be paid. I hope more than only a few will follow
I’m talking about this site and what it needs to function properly… there is no need for a $35 server if this site only contains this forum. I do still not agree with you, there are not 30+ people at the same time writing here. Of course the configuration you suggest will run better, but my point is there is no need and the users will not be able to tell the difference. (Except if you visit when updating the server and so on… but that’s not a big issue here.)
If there often are 60 or more requests per minute I absolute agree with thommcgrath, but I guess that is not the case. But I’m just guessing based on the posts here, so I may be wrong. The server owner can tell.