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Ponybooru and by association the Z+ Network is helped funded by you the users! None of the staff who run the site are paid - we're all volunteers. Yes, we do it for free.

The cost of running our network including Ponybooru is significant, and we rely on donations to help cover the networks monthly operating costs, which are well over 300 USD per month. We have never made profit from Ponybooru, and have no desire to profit from running the site.


You can support Ponybooru on a monthly basis via SubscribeStar. Supporting the site in this way is the most useful to us, as a reliable monthly income allows us to invest more in the site's and network's infrastructure, which is an ongoing monthly cost.

Click here to visit our SubscribeStar page and become a supporter.


You can also support Ponybooru on a one time basis with various crypto currencies.

  • ETH: 0xC41132ad4627FBfBd0d1712A27B268a06278eE50
  • BTC: bc1qeyw3e72pcylque89r2940hhfzrz339kxuvruun
  • Doge: DNnEdhDAwswxGasT493nW6Avg6gwYUR1Xk
  • LTC: ltc1qf7ry7wczkkv0aqkz2d9v6gn0uf4lphza6dqcnv

To say thank you for supporting us, you'll get a badge by your name on forums and image comments/uploads. There are different badges for donations Badges for supporters are assigned on a regular basis, but may take a few days to appear.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I support the site by advertising instead?

You can find out about advertising on the site over at this page.

Why does Ponybooru cost so much to run?

We host over 7 terabytes of artwork and transfer over fifteen terabytes of images every month. Additionally, we run quite a complex website, with significant computational requirements.

On top of that, because we let you personalize the site completely through filters, we can't easily cache all the complicated work we do server-side. These factors combined mean we need a lot of transit (which is expensive) and a lot of server power (also expensive).

We don't have any costs on top of the servers and bandwidth that are covered by these donations; some minor incidental costs are covered out of pocket each month by members of the administration team. We all work for free; nobody is paid to run, write, moderate or maintain the site. What we ask for help with is the big cost of the servers and their upkeep and connectivity.

Why can't Ponybooru support itself through commercial ads?

We host a lot of content that most advertising networks will refuse to have their adverts featured alongside for legal reasons (payment companies get jumpy around graphic adult material). The networks that support being shown alongside this content are typically rather dodgy and we'd rather not deal with them and risk our users' privacy and safety.

We run adverts which feature primarily community artists who run commissions and wish to gain exposure via the site. These adverts are currently free, please see our advertising sub-page.

Some of the information and statistics on this page may be inaccurate at this time. Please give us some times to accurately fill out this page. -9/5/2021