Since Metabunk quite often debunks some of the claims of evidence behind conspiracy theories, I quite often get accused of being in the pay of the government. One thing that people claim is that the site is suspiciously professional, and it must cost a lot of money. So how much does it cost to run? There are three costs Domain registration. I use Namecheap.com, for metabunk.org, .net, and .com. This is $36 per year. Server hosting. I use Linode.com, a Linode 2GB instance, at $40 per month. But this is shared with several other sites, so I'd say around $20 per month, or $240 per year Forum Software. Xenforo.com, This was $140 initially, then $40 per year for upgrades. So let's amortise that at $80 per year, assuming I'll be around for another 3-4 years. SSL Certificate. $8 per year. Comodo/Namecheap. Total = 36+240+80+8 = $366 per year. About $30 per month, or $1 per day.