Ask DN: Best way to monetize

almost 10 years ago from Robin Raszka,

  • Christoph OChristoph O, almost 10 years ago

    2k/month sounds very expensive for 1.5M page views. Have you optimized the back-end as much as you can? If you're willing to share where most the money goes, I'm sure the community would help you find ways to optimize that.

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    • Dominik SchmidtDominik Schmidt, almost 10 years ago

      Heroku is very expensive. So it could be possible. But it is not very hard to switch to his own server (Then the server would just go for no more than 300$ bucks). We have at 9elements have a service up and running that lies on a root server from the german hosting provider and it is running well on it.

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    • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, almost 10 years ago

      It's 2k/mo since we added iPad and iOS section (3-4months). It was much cheaper before. 60-70% of it is editorial and development.

      We're still working on optimizations and the next thing is going from PNG to JPG.

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