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Author(s) Owner/Lead admin: GreenReaper[1]
Status Active
Launch date 9 March 2010 – 12 June 2010 (closed beta length)
Genre Furry art community
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Inkbunny mascot, drawn by Roarey Raccoon

Inkbunny is a community art site catering to adult furry fans. It went live on June 12, 2010[3] after a three month beta.[4]

Inkbunny has over 325,000 registered members (~21,000 visit in any given day), 840,000 submissions and 143,000 journals as of May 2016.[5] The site mascot is a pink rabbit.[6]

Philosophy and content[edit]

Inkbunny exists to help artists share and sell their work.[7] The site once took a commission on the sale and distribution of high-resolution digital downloads and prints, but now donations and merchandise are its sole sources of income;[8] no fees are charged to join, display work, engage in business or accept donations on the site.

Inkbunny welcomes furries with various interests, fetishes, and 'philias. To facilitate positive interactions, members can moderate their submissions and journals, ban disruptive users from commenting and contacting them, and block work by keyword, rating or artist.[7] This is the origin of the site software's name, Harmony.

While Inkbunny only admits adult members, half of all hosted work is general-rated.[5] To avoid legal issues, humans and "essentially human" neko characters may not be depicted nude or in sexual situations.[9] Derivative works are prohibited without explicit permission and material changes, and photography is limited to backgrounds and the display of artwork (including limited fursuit photos).[9]

Several of Inkbunny's founding staff and testers were involved with Softpaw, a cub porn magazine; the proportion of such content spiked after FA banned it and recommended Inkbunny as an alternative host,[10] but as of May 2014 only 9% of the site's submissions were tagged "cub", including general-audience works.


See also: Comparison of furry art sites

Inkbunny introduced features which were previously unavailable on most competing furry art archives, including:

  • Keyword- and artist-based submission blocking, including blocks based on a combination of rating and keyword (e.g. sexually-adult My Little Pony work)
  • Multi-file submissions, intended for multi-page comics, but also used for alternate versions, sketches accompanying a finished work, and sketch-dumps
  • Pools, ordered sets of submissions related by theme or work; like folders, but one submission can be in many pools
  • Keyword suggestions from users, with the goal of improving the site's search and blocking features
  • Always-on HTTPS to avoid wireless traffic sniffing at conventions, and IP Ranges to control account access
  • Bulk upload via ZIP files, to both multiple submissions and individual multi-file submissions
  • Streaming notifications, separate from artistic submissions and journals, and character sheets as a subset of submissions
  • API support for developers, easing automated access to most read-only functions and submission posting[11]


Inkbunny leases its two main servers, and has combined them with VPS caches - some provided by sponsors - to create a private CDN for public content.[12][13][14]

Inkbunny raised $10,400 in a December 2014 donation drive, securing three years of funding for its Netherlands servers.[15][16]

Inkbunny's servers are named after the seven deadly sins (including historical and linguistic variants):

Name Purpose / Area Hardware Network Location Sponsor Launched Notes
avarice Web server / Database[17] HP DL380e G8 with two hexa-core Intel Xeon E5-2420 1.9-2.4Ghz CPUs; 32GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 3TB RAID 5 HDD (4 x 1TB SATA2) for submissions;[18] 64GB SSD (2 x 64GB RAID 1) for databases Unmetered 100Mbps Haarlem, Netherlands Inkbunny donors August 2013 Processes all submissions; serves all pages and private files; source for VPS caches.
phagos EMEA & CIS / Staging / Backups[15] / DB Replication[19] HP DL120 G7 with a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1270 3.4-3.8GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 3TB RAID 5 (4 x 1TB SATA2 HDD) 100TB/month at 1Gbps Haarlem, Netherlands Inkbunny donors January 2015 Serves original files; hosts the Inkbunny wiki.
laute EMEA & CIS[20] Dual-core Intel Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 2.4-3.2GHz CPU; 30GB RAM; 200GB fault-tolerant HDD Unmetered 250Mbps Gravelines, France OVH April 2016 Originals served by phagos.
nimis Eastern Canada & East North Central/Northeast USA[20] Quad-core Intel Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 2.4-3.2GHz CPU; 60GB RAM; 400GB fault-tolerant HDD Unmetered 250Mbps Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada OVH April 2016 Serves originals to Eastern USA, South America and luxuria.
ira Eastern Canada & East North Central/Northeast USA[13] Single-core Intel Xeon W3530 2.8-3.06Ghz CPU; 10GB RAM; 1TB RAID 0 on 2x2TB HDD Unmetered 250Mbps Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada Blu Paw Radio July 2015 Acts as a cold-storage cache for nimis.
luxuria Western/West South Central USA & British Columbia[12] Dual-core Intel Xeon E3-1270v3 3.5-3.9GHz; 4GB RAM; 50GB SSD for thumbnails & page-size files; 50GB+4GB HDD for originals+swap Unmetered 1Gbps via multiple providers Phoenix, Arizona, USA Bad Dragon May 2015 Caches ~50,000 original-sized files.[21]
superbia Southeastern USA[13] Single-core 2.4GHz Intel Xeon vCPU; 1GB RAM; 40GB SSD-cached RAID 10 HDD 4TB/month at 1Gbps Manassas, Virginia, USA Inkbunny donors June 2015 Serves ~125GB/day of page-size files/thumbs for 10¢. Originals served by ira.
ardenter Southeastern USA Single-core 2.4Ghz Intel Xeon vCPU; 768MB RAM; 15GB SSD + 50GB SSD-backed SAN 1TB/month at 1Gbps Piscataway, New Jersey, USA Inkbunny donors May 2016 Serves older page-sized files for superbia.
gula East Asia[13][22] Single-core 2.4Ghz Intel Xeon vCPU; 1GB RAM; 20GB SSD 2TB/month at 1Gbps Tokyo, Japan Inkbunny donors June 2015 Originals served by phagos.
invidia Oceania[12][22] Single-core 2.4Ghz Intel Xeon vCPU; 1GB RAM; 20GB SSD 2TB/month at 1Gbps Sydney, NSW, Australia Inkbunny donors May 2015 Originals served by phagos.
tristitia South America[13] 50%-core 2.6-3.4Ghz Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2; 786MB RAM; 40GB HDD w/SSD cache 500GB/month at 50Mbps São Paulo, Brazil Inkbunny donors July 2015 Originals served by ira.
vanagloria Southern Africa[23] 50%-core 2.2-2.7Ghz Intel Xeon E5-2430; 512MB RAM; 30GB HDD w/SSD cache 500GB/month at 50Mbps Johannesburg, South Africa Inkbunny donors July 2015
avaritia South & Southeast Asia[24][13] 10%-core 2.5-3.3Ghz Intel Xeon vCPU; 1GB RAM; 30GB SSD 15GB+50GB/month (EC2+CloudFront) at 1Gbps Singapore Inkbunny donors September 2015 Serves thumbs, UI chrome. Backgrounds, page-sized files and originals served by gula.

Each cache VPS can store the data typically requested from it over at least three days.[12] They run on mainline nginx, supporting HTTP/2.[25]

Historical servers and other services

Prior Inkbunny hardware has included:

  • an unnamed server
  • elmo[26] (4-core 2.13GHz Xeon, 4GB RAM, SATA2, unmetered 10Mbit connection[27])
  • fluttershy[28] (8-core 2.33GHz Xeon, 16GB RAM, 15kRPM SAS, later upgraded[29] to 32GB and SSD database storage)
  • A low-powered backups server, angel[16] (Core Duo T2450, 2GB RAM, 1TB SATA, 1U, 5TB/month traffic), named after the bunny in My Little Pony.[30]
  • An ARM-based test cache, studiose[31] (single-core 2.0Ghz Cavium ThunderX; 2GB RAM; 10GB HDD; 5TB/month at 1Gbps)

Inkbunny also maintains standalone code hosting, and off-site backups.[16][32]


  1. Site ownership change - Starling, Inkbunny (19 November 2013)
  2. "Admins and Mods" - Inkbunny
  3. Inkbunny Beta goes LIVE - Inkbunny (12 June 2010)
  4. 2,000+ new members in 24hrs, Site Speed, Rules - Inkbunny (14 June 2014)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Statistics" - Inkbunny
  6. Inkbunny user profile
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Inkbunny Philosophy" - Inkbunny
  8. "Donations" - Inkbunny
  9. 9.0 9.1 Acceptable Content Policy - Inkbunny Wiki
  10. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn - GreenReaper, Flayrah (24 November 2010)
  11. API - Inkbunny Wiki
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Cache network engaged - Bad Dragon sponsors U.S. cache node - Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Cache network extended to East Coast, Japan and Brazil - Inkbunny (9 July 2015)
  14. Two caches, both alike in symmetry… - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Putting your donations to work - Inkbunny (4 January 2015)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Inkbunny 2014 Donation Drive Q&A - Inkbunny (2 December 2014)
  17. New server online! - Inkbunny (27 August 2013)
  18. From 2TB to 3TB - how hard could it be? - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 January 2015)
  19. Streaming database replication to Inkbunny's secondary server - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 February 2016)
  20. 20.0 20.1 Speeding up the bunny: two caches sponsored by OVH - Inkbunny (15 April 2016)
  21. Comment to IB Downloader - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (10 May 2015)
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Our Tokyo and Sydney caches have been upgraded to 2TB/month transfer, and Tokyo can now store 250GB. Help us fill it up!" - Inkbunny, Twitter (30 March 2016)
  23. Inkbunny launches South African cache - GreenReaper, ZA Furries (29 July 2015)
  24. "Our new Singapore VPS serves South and South-East Asia, from India to the Philippines." - Inkbunny, Twitter (19 September 2015)
  25. "Our cache network now supports the latest and greatest network protocol, HTTP/2" - Inkbunny, Twitter (22 September 2015)
  26. Back online with new server - and cash still needed - Starling, Inkbunny (28 May 2010)
  27. New Server and long downtime around 1st June - Starling, Inkbunny (27 May 2010)
  28. Our new server, thanks to the sponsors - Starling, Inkbunny (19 May 2011)
  29. IB Server Upgrade - Performance Graphs - Inkbunny (14 April 2013)
  30. Comment on Inkbunny is growing up! SSD drives and more RAM - Starling, Inkbunny (13 April 2013)
  31. Delivering Inkbunny using the chips in your phone - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 October 2015)
  32. Comment on IB needs donations! The little dog is begging $.$, - Starling, Inkbunny (21 February 2013)

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