I wondered how much resources (network data, disk space) a instance would consume depending on the number of users, so I made a simple model.

tl;dr: the main issue with hosting a fediverse instance is the amount of data it sends on the network, which grows almost as the square of the number of users.

@wim_v12e thank you! That analysis is exactly what I've been looking for!

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