Dragalia Lost Wiki:Finance

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The following is the Wiki's financial information (donations, expenses, etc.) to provide full transparency into the Wiki's usage of money. All funds are handled in a separate Dragalia Wiki-specific PayPal account by Elaeagnifolia, and any financial questions should be directed to them.

Last updated: Elaeagnifolia (talk) 14:47, 4 October 2021 (UTC)


  • [Oct. 04, 2021] Application Server (dragalia-wiki-mediawiki) specs were increased from 2vCPUs / 4GB Memory to 4vCPUs / 8GB Memory.
  • [Feb. 04, 2022] Added a Pre-Fees/Tax Amount and Fees column to the Finance Log spreadsheet for fee transparency. See also Dragalia Lost Wiki:Donate#Fees.
  • [Mar. 27, 2022] Application Server (dragalia-wiki-mediawiki) specs were decreased back to 2vCPUs / 4GB Memory from 4vCPUs / 8GB Memory.
  • [Aug. 08, 2022] Adjusting costs based on DigitalOcean's server cost increases. DigitalOcean also now allows direct payments from PayPal.

Cost Breakdown[edit]

This is the general breakdown of the Wiki infrastructure expenses, not inclusive of taxes (8.25%) or any overage fees. All servers are currently hosted with DigitalOcean.

Item Description Cost
Frontend Cache Server
Uses Varnish to cache and serve pages to reduce requests to application server. Also has NGINX for SSL termination.

1vCPUs / 2GB Memory / 50GB Disk / SFO3 (San Francisco)

$12 / monthly
Application Server
Heart of the stack. Houses MediaWiki, NGINX, Memcached, Elasticsearch, Redis, etc.

2vCPUs / 4GB Memory / 80GB Disk / SFO3 (San Francisco)

$24 / monthly
Database Server
Houses the MediaWiki MySQL databases.

1vCPUs / 2GB Memory / 50GB Disk / SFO3 (San Francisco)

$12 / monthly
Domain name the Wiki uses. May fluctuate depending on domain name registrar (Namecheap). $27.06 / yearly
Backups Cost of snapshots ($0.05/GB based on snapshot size) and backups of the servers, database, etc.

Backups are done weekly and saved for a month.

~$6 / monthly

Finance Logs[edit]

The following is a log of all financial transactions for the Wiki. When reading the logs, please note the following:

  • All amounts are in USD.
  • DigitalOcean invoices are sent on the 1st of each month.
  • DigitalOcean charges an 8.25% tax.
  • Patreon donations are automatically transferred on the 5th of each month.
  • Because DigitalOcean only allows PayPal to pre-fund the account instead of directly paying the bill itself, the Total Balance here includes PayPal balance + funds prepaid to DigitalOcean. As of August 2022, Digital Ocean now allows payments from PayPal directly.
  • Refer to the donation page for the breakdown on donation fees.