as the server is once more under heavy fire from many users I have to think to upgrade to a bigger server or to limit acceptance for new users.
Currently the server is processing 61000 uploads a day, additionally handling visits of ~4500 users with ~35000 pageimpressions and a lot more served images.
MySQL is processing ~320 queries per second in the evening hours. We are talking about a database with a size of 58 GB and 152 Mio rows.
What do you think about a high priority uploading queue and even more charts for a small donation?
So if you donate some bucks you will get that stuff for the next 30 days.
Existing service will of course not be touched, but in high traffic times you will have to wait for your uploads and charts.
Right now there are around 26000 registered users, most of them are uploading regulary. If only 1% of them would pay 50 Cent per month I could lend a second server dedicated to database operations.
The collected money will be invested in a SSD (+34 EUR per month) to speed up the MySQL Database.