In order to reduce costs to a more manageable level, I am moving pony.tube (and probably pone.social) from AWS cloud to a dedicated server.
This should also improve performance as the specs on the new machine are significantly better than the virtual machine we have now.
Over the next few weeks, both sites may experience some downtime - maybe even for a few days. I'll try to keep downtime to a minimum.
With hosting costs getting near $500, I finally broke down and made a Patreon for Pony.Tube.
The costs seem to keep going up, and if it remains at this level I simply won't be able to afford it much longer.
I really don't want that to happen, I love how this site has become a place where people can share horse videos and not worry about them being taken down for no reason.
look at that beautiful peertube embedding
Pone.Social is a Mastodon-enabled social network for bronies, pegasisters, and all the rest of you horsefucker degenerates.
As long as there are at least two of us talking about ponies, the ride will never end. 🎢