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?

    • redcalcium
      110 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.