CouchPotato hosting costs

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The CouchPotato API server is getting hit with around 40 requests per second and it can't keep up. I would like to upgrade so everything runs smoother!
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Ruud Burger
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Technology
Utrecht
Netherlands
1 Team Member
No Paypal, why? See below

What is CouchPotato

For people who read this and go "Da fuck is this!?".
 
CouchPotato is an automatic NZB and torrent downloader, just fill in what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your "want to watch"-list. Every day it will search through multiple NZBs & Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match.
Once a correct release is found, it will send it to your favorite download app.
 

Why do you need a server that costs money!?

The server gets hit with around 40 requests per second. It is used for movie info, searches, movie ETA and checking if an imdb url is a movie (and not a show). Next to that the forum and other stuff CouchPotato related.
All this needs speed. You don't want to wait 10s before a search is returns results, instant is what we want! The current server can keep up in the slow hours, but on sunday evening (the busiest hours) it sometimes takes more than 20s to return something..
 

What will this money get me?

The 1500 bucks will pay for the server costs for 1 year. I currently use FutureHosting as a provider, but I don't know if I'll stay with them. This will not pay for the full package, but I will pay the rest myself. Even if the goal isn't reached, the costs will be there and I will be paying for it myself ;)
I never done anything like this and have no idea if this will work out.
 

Update: already made it to 1500 dollars! What now?

I'm working on a new, easier and more plugable API server, written in NodeJS. Now I can't promise anything, but I'm writing this with the idea in mind that I can run from multiple sources. So eventually, when the time is ready, I might opensource it so a few people that want to, can run their own.
The extra money will go to testing some of this stuff out, getting a small seperate NodeJS server. The rest will just be used for next year!

Why can't I use Paypal?

Paypal is playing internet police. They blocked my account a few months ago, letting me wait to get my money out (luckily it wasn't much). So I don't have Paypal and will never again will be able to use Paypal unless I change my name. I tried making a new account, but it got blocked a few minutes after it was created.
I understand that some of you don't have a creditcard, but I can't 'un-asshole' Paypal ;)

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$2,316USD
raised by 155 people in 2 months
154% funded
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$1,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 17, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Big hugs & thanks!

    I will give you a virtual hug (above the waist, who do you think I am?) and a thanks on the site!

    84 claimed

  • $50USD
    Userscript provider

    Always use a site that isn't in the userscript yet? This is your change! I will make one for your, so you can one-click-add to CouchPotato.

    5 claimed

  • $200USD
    NZB/Torrent Provider

    I will make a provider for your favorite site! (It needs the correct information to be parsed/scraped though) If you are part of a private tracker or forum. You can raise this with multiple people. Just a thought.

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Holy mother of..

    I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money (but apparently you have). But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me giggly for people like you. I will look for you, I will pursue you. But if you do, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will hug you. I will make 1 provider and 1 downloader for your favorite site and app (if possible).

    0 claimed

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