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Would it be an option to continue the service if you were able to buy new hardware?
I've seen plenty of sites with a ton more traffic than you that can host sites for only 8-30$ / month on hostgator, just to name one.
With Kakao's consent we will be looking forward to restoring Kakaostats and updating the current code supplied.
Maybe you could have given them your code, or even sold them through some donation. Your code could be used at stanford.edu instead of the old code.