what is better for single user instance, or maybe something small like under 10 users (no communities)? which is lighter on resources? how much storage should I allocate?

any alternatives to lemmy and kbin that are still somewhat similar?

  • @quantum_mechanic
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    1211 months ago

    Lemmy should be lighter on resources, since it’s written in Rust.

    • @[email protected]
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      611 months ago

      Far, far lighter on RAM for sure. Less than half a gig for Lemmy, multiple gigs for KBin

      • redcalcium
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        111 months ago

        Kbin is PHP app so you should be able to tune down idle worker counts to use less memory. Certainly not as low as Lemmy being a compiled rust app, but 500 MB of RAM usage should be achievable. As for CPU usage, I’ve been running a personal Lemmy instance and I’m impressed with how low the CPU usage so far, even after federating with dozens communities. Can’t say the same about Kbin because I haven’t actually run it myself, but PHP 8’s JIT is very fast so I imagine it shouldn’t use too much CPU as well.