This is very basic in order to make it as fast as possible. It is running on a mostly under utilized server at a datacenter I use for my business. Since this site is already running on equipment I own in a datacenter that I am already paying for, this costs me nothing other than my time. I do have a single Ad at the bottom of the page. This is purely to fund new hardware if/when I need it to expand the site.
I also purchased voatimg.com/org/net if that domain sounds better to everyone.
For those that are curious: It is a small (a hair over 6k total at this time) PHP app running a MariaDB backend on a CentOS 7 VM. All pages are served via Nginx. I currently have 1TB of space assigned to the server with another 3TB+ available on the server it is on. I have another 8TB available on a second server at the same datacenter and another 8TB worth of drives next to me should I need it. I also will be pushing all of the images nightly to Amazon S3 in the near future for backup/easy expansion/offloading.
I will only remove images that have submitted a valid DCMA request. No images will be removed due to content otherwise.
Have fun, ITGeekKeith