we just bought the website: wer-weiss-was.de which is based on discourse. The site has 400K Users and round about 1 Mio uniques per month.
Our problem now is that the server costs are unusually high round about 2500€ per month ( curretly the project is hosted on AZURE, the most expensive part is the database ). Unfortunately we aren´t very familiar with Rails we are all more PHP guys.
Do you have any ideas how to get the server costs down? Is there for example a cache plugin or any easy solution for this problem?
Thanks a lot!