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InkBunny logo.png
Author(s) Owner/Lead admin: GreenReaper[1]
Status Active
Launch date 9 March 2010 – 12 June 2010 (closed beta length)
Genre Furry art community
Web G
Web NC-17
Inkbunny mascot, drawn by BA

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] and won Best Website at the 2017 Ursa Major Awards.[5]

Inkbunny has over 880,000 registered members (~31,000 visit in any given day), 2,230,000 submissions and 250,000 journals as of July 2023.[6] The site mascot is a pink rabbit.[7]

Philosophy and content[edit]

Inkbunny exists to help artists share and sell their work.[8] 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;[9] 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.[8] 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.[6] To avoid legal issues, humans and "essentially human" neko characters may not be depicted nude or in sexual situations.[10] 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).[10]

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,[11] 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[12]
  • Bulk upload via ZIP files, to both multiple submissions and individual multi-file submissions
  • Stream announcements, separate from artistic submissions and journals, and character sheets as a subset of submissions
  • High-definition images displayed on-page,[13] with support for file sizes up to 100MB[14] and 144 MegaPixels/16K UHD (e.g. 12000x12000, 18000x8000)[15]
  • Preloaded images and pre-rendered pages, speeding up access to adjacent content[16]
  • A self-managed content delivery network, targeted via geolocation, with per-user control over the server used[17]
  • Per-watch and account-wide notification filters, to customize receipt of notices on topics such as submissions, journals, streams, +favs, and watches[16]
  • Account renaming, including modification of all mentions using site syntax, and continued handling of previous names[16]
  • Encrypted private message and support tickets, limiting potential loss in the event of a security vulnerability[12][18]
  • Mention notifications, letting members know when they have been referenced by others[18]
  • API support for developers, easing automated access to most read-only functions and submission posting[19]
  • Streaming off-site and off-server database replication, to avoid data loss in the event of a disaster[20]


Inkbunny leases its servers, and has combined them with VPS caches to create a private CDN for public content,[17][21][22] delivering ~25TB to users in December 2017.[23]

Inkbunny raised $10,400 in a December 2014 donation drive, securing three years of funding for its Netherlands servers.[24][25] A one-week drive in March 2020 raised over $5000 from 72 donors.[26]

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

Name Purpose / Area Hardware Network Location Launched Notes
avarice Web server / Database E3C246D4U2-2T; quad-core Xeon E-2274G 4.0-4.9Ghz [Coffee Lake-ER] with HD Graphics P630; 32GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM; 180GB RAID 1 + 600GB RAID 0 (2 x 480GB Micron 5400 Pro SSD); 12TB RAID 1 (2 x 12TB HGST He12 HDD)[27] Unmetered 500Mbps Gravelines, France November 2023 Processes submissions; serves pages and private files; source for caches. 500GB NFS backup.
phagos EMEA & CIS / Staging / Backups[24] / DB replication[20] S1200SPL; quad-core Xeon E3-1230 v6 3.5-3.9Ghz [Kaby Lake-DT]; 32GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM; 1TB + 14TB RAID 0 (2 x 8TB HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD) Unmetered 250Mbps Roubaix, France[28] November 2022 Serves public files; hosts Inkbunny wiki. 100GB backup.[28] Calculates +fav recommendations.
lype DH67BL; quad-core Xeon E3-1245 v2 3.4-3.8Ghz; 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM; 960GB RAID 0 (2 x 480GB DC S4500 SATA SSD)[29] Unmetered 1Gbps [IPv6] / 100Mbps out [IPv4] April 2024 Front-end cache for phagos.
nimis Eastern Canada & East North Central/Northeast USA X10SRi-F; quad-core Xeon E5-1630 v3 3.7-3.8Ghz; 64GB DDR4-2133 ECC RAM; 500MB RAID10 + 5TB RAID5 (4 x 2TB 7K4000 HDD)[30] Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada Entry point to the Americas; replaces former server from December 2020.
orge DH67BL; quad-core Xeon E3-1245 v2 3.4-3.8Ghz; 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM; 960GB RAID 0 (2 x 480GB DC S4500 SATA SSD)[29] Front-end cache for nimis.
fornicatio West South Central USA, Kansas & Mexico HP ProLiant DL120 G7; quad-core Xeon E3-1270 3.4-4.8 Ghz; 32GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 960GB Samsung SM863a SATA SSD, 12TB RAID 0 (3 x 4TB HDD) 30TB/month at 1Gbps Dallas, Texas, USA December 2023 Distribution cache to Western Americas, East Asia and Oceania.
luxuria Western USA & Northwestern Mexico[17] Dual-core Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8-3.6GHz; 4GB DDR3-1866 RAM; 50GB SSD (thumbnails & page-size files); 50GB HDD (originals) Unmetered 1Gbps Phoenix, Arizona, USA May 2015 Sponsored by Bad Dragon. Caches ~50,000 original-sized files.[31]
saegyog California, Reno & southern Oregon Dual-core E5-2650 v4 2.2-2.9Ghz; 4GB RAM; 60GB SSD 8TB/month at 1Gbps San Francisco, California, USA June 2024 Replaces a full-file cache from May 2020
talpaga Midwest/Upland South/Southeastern USA[21] Manassas, Virginia, USA October 2020 Serves screen-sized files, reducing load on nimis.
superbia Single-core Xeon v4 2.4GHz; 1GB RAM; 40GB SSD 4TB/month at 1Gbps June 2015 Serves ~125GB/day of page-size files/thumbs for 10¢. Originals served by nimis.
kenodoxia South & Southeast Asia[32] 10%-core Xeon Platinum 8269CY 2.5-3.8Ghz; 1GB RAM; 50GB[33] ESSD 2TB/month at 30Mbps Singapore July 2023 Replaced prior caches from December 2019 and July 2021
gula East Asia[21][34] Single-core Xeon Gold 6154 2.6-3.7GHz; 2GB RAM; 55GB SSD[35][36] 2TB/month out at 1Gbps Tokyo, Japan June 2015 Some originals served by luxuria.
invidia Oceania[17][34] Single-core Xeon E5-2690 v4 3.5GHz; 1GB RAM; 30GB SSD[35] 1TB/month at 100Mbps Sydney, NSW, Australia May 2015 Originals served by kenodoxia. Some backgrounds served by IBM Cloud.[37]
tristitia South America[21][38][39] Single-core Xeon Platinum 8253 2.2-3.1GHz; 2GB DDR4-2967 ECC RAM; 55GB SSD 2TB/month at 1Gbps São Paulo, Brazil July 2015 Original/screen-sized files served by tristitia1/2.
tristitia1/2 1/8th-HT core (+burst) EPYC 7551 2.0-3.0GHz; 1GB RAM; 50GB NVMe block store[40] 10TB/month at 1Gbps (shared) December 2019 Each serves half the screen and original-sized files. Backgrounds on Oracle Cloud object storage.
tristitia3 Quad-core Ampere Altra Q80-30 3.0Ghz; 24GB RAM; 100GB NVMe block store[41] December 2021 Backend store for original-sized files.
acedia British Isles / Backup / Replication[42] HP Gen8 MicroServer; dual-core Core i5-3470T 2.9-3.6Ghz; 12GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 2 x 4TB HDD; 2 x 512MB SSD Unmetered 72Mbps out[43] London, England, UK January 2017 Cascading replication from phagos.[20]
muninn Munin monitoring and alerts Dual 12.5%-thread (+burst) 2.3-3.6Ghz Xeon E5-2699 v3; 1GB DDR4-2133 ECC RAM; 30GB HDD 3GB/month out at 1Gbps Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA January 2020 1GB/month per region (Americas, Europe, Asia). Uses App Engine for 1GB/day graph viewing.

Each cache VPS can store the data typically requested from it over at least three days.[17] They run on mainline nginx, supporting HTTP/2.[44] Over 20 million pageviews were served in October 2019.[45]

Inkbunny also maintains standalone code hosting, and off-site backups,[25][46] including streaming database replication.[20]

Historical servers and other services


  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. 2017 Ursa Major Award winners announced at FurDU 2018 - dronon, Flayrah (5 May 2018)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Statistics" - Inkbunny
  7. Inkbunny user profile
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Inkbunny Philosophy" - Inkbunny
  9. "Donations" - Inkbunny
  10. 10.0 10.1 Acceptable Content Policy - Inkbunny Wiki
  11. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn - GreenReaper, Flayrah (24 November 2010)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fully encrypted, all the time - Inkbunny (29 December 2010)
  13. Release 76 - Huge thumbs, 4K/QHD upgrades, gallery timeline & improved image processing - Inkbunny (25 February 2016)
  14. "36MB is kinda small for video uploads. How about 100MB?" - Inkbunny, Twitter (9 October 2020)
  15. Inkbunny submission page (login required). Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Release 74 - Notification filters, user rename, shout/PM controls, prefetch, PNG icons & more! - Inkbunny (21 November 2015)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Cache network engaged - Bad Dragon sponsors U.S. cache node - Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Release 77 - Mo' mentions, mo' mobile… and more secure - Inkbunny (10 September 2016)
  19. API - Inkbunny Wiki
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Streaming database replication to Inkbunny's secondary server - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 February 2016)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Cache network extended to East Coast, Japan and Brazil - Inkbunny (9 July 2015)
  22. Two caches, both alike in symmetry… - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  23. "December got pretty intense: @Inkbunny soaked up ~37.5TB of outbound transfer; ~25TB to users, the rest for inter-cache transfers, backups, and DB replication. We used ~66% of our 53TB max capacity, excluding @bad_dragon's unmetered cache. One U.S. server hit 94% usage!" - GreenReaper, Twitter (8 January 2018)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Putting your donations to work - Inkbunny (4 January 2015)
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Inkbunny 2014 Donation Drive Q&A - Inkbunny (2 December 2014)
  26. "Many, many thanks to the 72 donors who collectively contributed over $5000 to our coffers over the last week." - Inkbunny, Twitter (6 March 2020)
  27. It's moving time! We'll try to keep the downtime brief, but we have to copy over recently uploaded files and make a few tweaks to the database. We'll have a journal out later; if you're looking for an idea of what the new server is, this is roughly it: - Inkbunny, Twitter (November 28, 2023)
  28. 28.0 28.1 Netherlands cache no more, Roubaix here we come! - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (5 June 2023)
  29. 29.0 29.1 [1] - Inkbunny, Twitter (11 April 2024)
  30. Comment to Flayrah moves to faster server, software; WikiFur to follow - GreenReaper, Flayrah (27 April 2024)
  31. Comment to IB Downloader - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (10 May 2015)
  32. "Can't wait for @LittleIslandFC, @FURUM_MY, @PAWAI_ID or @FurryPinas to get your furry fix, and not lucky enough to be at #FurFest; but far-off FA is only abit fast? No more waiting: our new Singapore cache is now online! Dual core, 8GB RAM & 80GB SSD, serving you 3TB/month. This'll also help members in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - and further west; India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Tibet and Myanmar. Closer to Sydney or Tokyo? Good news: those now pull from this cache, rather than go to Europe or the USA!" - Inkbunny, Twitter (December 5, 2019)
  33. "Turns out 20GB just doesn't cut it anymore for Singapore, so we've doubled the size of our content server in the region and upgraded to a faster CPU and RAM, resulting in reduced latency." - Inkbunny, Twitter (7 July 2023)
  34. 34.0 34.1 "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)
  35. 35.0 35.1 "Make room, make room! Caches in Sydney and Tokyo have been upgraded to 25GB, increasing the chance of an image being there when you need it." - Inkbunny, Twitter (1 June 2017)
  36. A furry wave is sweeping over East Asia, and flooding our Tokyo server! So we've doubled its size - 2GB RAM, 55GB SSD, 2TB transfer, and a faster CPU."
  37. "Aussies and Kiwis know their luck doesn't stretch to the net - the tyranny of distance makes downloads a trial - so we've stocked @IBMCloud Sydney with our site backgrounds, freeing up space in our cache for your own work." - Inkbunny, Twitter (January 22, 2020)
  38. "As promised, a gift for members in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uraguay, Paraguay and Bolivia: we've quadrupled the amount of data we can store in São Paulo, and increased our traffic budget by 10x" - Inkbunny, Twitter (December 17, 2019)
  39. "Our South American thumbnail cache in Brazil has been upgraded from 40GB HDD to 55GB SSD. It can now hold ~1.3 million files, with double the RAM (2GB) and transfer per month (2TB)." - Inkbunny, Twitter (July 1, 2022)
  40. "Our new Los Angeles cache also runs on 20% of a 3900X core; so if you support Team Red, you know where to go! Our submission caches in South America use 1/16th EPYC cores." - Inkbunny, Twitter (23 June 2020)
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Christmas has come early in the Americas! Our dedicated Quebec cache has been upgraded to 4x2TB disks and DDR4 RAM, while in São Paulo we've added a quad-core ARM64 VM with 24GB RAM and 100GB SSD to our setup to speed up delivery of larger files across South America." - Inkbunny, Twitter (20 December 2021)
  42. The Companion Cube that could! - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (16 January 2017)
  43. "Time to speed up the UK and Ireland! Our bandwidth in London has been essentially doubled - 38 to 72Mbps - and ping times have roughly halved." - Inkbunny, Twitter (August 7, 2022)
  44. "Our cache network now supports the latest and greatest network protocol, HTTP/2" - Inkbunny, Twitter (22 September 2015)
  45. 45.0 45.1 "In October, all three of our dedicated servers hit their transfer limits… so it's a great time for an upgrade! We scoured the web for deals, securing a new Netherlands Cache with 3x transfer (30TB), 2.5x storage (15TB) and 2x RAM (64GB) - for just 70% of what we paid in 2018. The new server will launch in December and brings our dedicated transfer capacity to 55TB, plus 40TB provided by VPS caches around the world - hopefully enough to sate the 20 million monthly pageviews we've been getting." - Inkbunny, Twitter (November 9, 2019)
  46. Comment on IB needs donations! The little dog is begging $.$, - Starling, Inkbunny (21 February 2013)
  47. Back online with new server - and cash still needed - Starling, Inkbunny (28 May 2010)
  48. New Server and long downtime around 1st June - Starling, Inkbunny (27 May 2010)
  49. Our new server, thanks to the sponsors - Starling, Inkbunny (19 May 2011)
  50. IB Server Upgrade - Performance Graphs - Inkbunny (14 April 2013)
  51. New server online! - Inkbunny (27 August 2013)
  52. From 2TB to 3TB - how hard could it be? - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 January 2015)
  53. "As for the server itself, the board's a bit smaller than before, but perfectly formed. Size doesn't matter, right?
  54. Comment on Inkbunny is growing up! SSD drives and more RAM - Starling, Inkbunny (13 April 2013)
  55. Delivering Inkbunny using the chips in your phone - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 October 2015)
  56. "We've also combined a @GoogleCloud🌁 ARM server trial with their free 200 GiB/month Standard egress to make a thumbnail cache in Omaha (Quad-core Ampere Altra 3.0 GHz, 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, 20 GB HDD) serving the Farm Belt and Western Canada." - Inkbunny, Twitter (19 October 2023)
  57. Announcing 200 GB free Standard Tier internet data transfer per month - Google Cloud (21 September 2023)
  58. Speeding up the bunny: two caches sponsored by OVH - Inkbunny (15 April 2016)
  59. "Our Seattle cache has been doubled in size - to 80GB SSD" - Inkbunny, Twitter (February 20, 2020)
  60. "Seeing increased usage in recent weeks, we're deploying 64GB+ SSD-based thumbnail caches in San Francisco (covering Los Angeles), Seoul and Johannesburg to reduce latency for those furthest from our main servers." - (30 April 2020)
  61. Standard CDN from Microsoft routes South African POP misses via London origin shield, not direct to South Africa North VM - GreenReaper, Azure CDN forum (6 May 2020)
  62. 62.0 62.1 After seeing yet another traffic increase, we've deployed a cache in Orlando, Florida (1GB RAM, 40GB SSD+50GB HDD, 3TB/mo.) and upped California to 15+125GB, 5TB/mo." - Inkbunny, Twitter (23 June 2020)
  63. Americas served 'til 2019 by dedicated cache - Inkbunny (25 December 2016)
  64. "Also, having seen an increase in demand, we're in discussion with our hosts to raise transfer on our main cache in Virginia to 15TB/month." - Inkbunny, Twitter (3 December 2018)
  65. "In December 2018, we upgraded our main Virginia cache to 15TB/month. For that much traffic, 100Mbps doesn't really cut it - especially serving those on fibre. How does 1Gbps sound?" - Inkbunny, Twitter (January 16, 2020)
  66. "Néih hóu, Hong Kong! We've found space in our budget to expand our network to your area, helping Chinese visitors and those nearby. Our tests show a ~50% cut in latency in areas this thumbnail server covers; most Chinese-speaking regions, northern Laos/Vietnam and Mongolia." - Inkbunny, Twitter (13 May 2020)
  67. "After technical issues with our Los Angeles content server earlier in the month, our host has compensated us with a move to a VM with almost twice the effective storage (21 GB NVMe SSD, 256 GB HDD)." - Inkbunny, Twitter (19 October 2023)

External links[edit]

Web-based community archives for fiction, video, and images
Mature content
Defunct(?) or not recently updated
ArtPiles  · ArtRise  · Epilogue  · Furiffic  · Furry Art Pile  ·  · The InflatioNation  · PlayMouse  ·  · PureYiff  ·  · SheezyArt · (2019: data retrieval available)  · TFCentral  · Vor-Com  · Xenographia  · YiffCo  · Yiffstar  ·  · (2019: redirect to  · Yiffy.Tk · Yiffy Flash  · Yiffy International (2019: redirect to  · YNA

Ursa Major Award winners for Best Anthropomorphic Website
Equestria Daily (2011)  · Fur Affinity (2012–2016, 2019–2023)  · Inkbunny (2017)  · (2018)