Derpibooru is run and paid for by a group of volunteers, and takes a lot of time and money to maintain, run and provide.
We pay for all of the server infrastructure and external services out of our own pockets. Derpibooru costs over 700 USD a month to run.
If you can spare any money to help us continue providing the site for the community, we'd really appreciate it.
As an added thank-you for donating, you won't see adverts on the site for a while after you donate. We don't like adverts but they do help keep us afloat.
Note you'll only get adverts hidden after donating if you use PayPal or BitPay.
Thank you for supporting Derpibooru!
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Any funds above and beyond that required to cover our costs will be held in reserve soley for future use on the site, or donated to Cancer Research UK, a leading charity promoting scientific research into cures and treatment for cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I support the site by advertising?
You can find out about advertising on the site over at this page
What are Bitcoins?
Bitcoins are a virtual peer-to-peer distributed cryptocurrency. They are often preferable to established currencies for international transfers, and have the added benefit of being strongly anonymous when used properly.
However, we mainly support them as an alternative to PayPal, which is not available in all countries. Bitcoins can be bought via international bank transfer from practically any country.
Why does Derpibooru cost so much to run?
We host hundreds of gigabytes of artwork and transfer tens of terabytes of images every month. Additionally we run quite a complex website, with significant computational requirements - handling hundreds of requests per second on average!
On top of that, because we let you personalize the site completely through filters, we can't easily cache all the complicated work we do server-side. These factors combined mean we need a lot of transit (which is expensive) and a lot of server power (also expensive).
We don't have any costs on top of the servers and bandwidth that are covered by these donations; some minor incidental costs are covered out of pocket each month by members of the administration team. We all work for free; nobody is paid to run, write, moderate or maintain the site. What we ask for help with is the big cost of the servers and their upkeep and connectivity.
Why can't Derpibooru support itself through commercial ads?
We host a lot of content that most advertising networks will refuse to have their adverts featured alongside for legal reasons (payment companies get jumpy around graphic adult material). The networks that support being shown alongside this content are typically rather dodgy and we'd rather not deal with them and risk our users privacy and safety.
We run adverts which feature primarily community artists who run commissions and wish to gain exposure via the site. These adverts do not bring a huge amount of money in towards the site's upkeep, but they do help.