We want our players to know where the money we earn from donations and purchases goes. Minecraft servers take a lot of money to host, and a lot of work to manage, this of course takes us a lot of money.
We'd always prefer our servers to be entirely free, without any ranks or purchases, but without money we simply cannot keep the servers up.
Our servers themselves cost about 20 EUR a month. Our website costs us about 10 EUR a month.
Not all of the money earned goes into the server. Since I need to do a lot of work to keep the server up, and because I need some money, a part of the income will go to me.
The basic formula for this is that the first 30€ will go purely to the server. After that, half the earned money will go to a saving for the server (for months that we may not earn enough), and the other half will go to me.
These are the earnings of the past months, which we use to cover these costs.