There seems to be a lot of options when it comes to companies to host with. Anyone have a favorite they’d rec to someone or companies to avoid?

Or, alternatively, anyone have recommendations for things to host? Things you’re glad your self-hosting or glad you aren’t self-hosting?

Hi, Meta! <3 I currently self-host the following things in my VPS or Orange Pi:

  • CryptPad - zero knowledge collaborative office suite.
  • Fossil SCM - awesome version control, wiki, tickets, forum, files, etc.
  • Linkbucket Go - web-based bookmark manager I wrote.
  • Oragono - modern IRC daemon written in Go.
  • Convos - always online web-based IRC client.
  • SearX - privacy respecting meta-search engine.
  • Miniflux - minimalist feed reader.
  • Wekan - open source Trello clone.

Here are some others:

  • WireGuard VPN - this allows me to tunnel traffic to make my LAN reachable from anywhere. As well as for privacy and security.
  • mpd + icecast - I use it for my personal internet radio (you have probably seen my fedi streaming announcements).
  • Tor Hidden Services - they’re cool because they allow you to bypass restrictive NAT firewalls, while providing strong privacy and security.
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Self-hosting from home is very much possible with many ISPs and a dynDNS service (1984.is is nice and free and also has good prices for international domain names).

As for VPS hosting: I used ovh and netcup (tip: around easter they always do massive discounts) in the past and both are ok, but you get what you pay for… VPS hardware over-provisioning and fine-print hidden traffic throttling etc.

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I think so, yes. But their 1984.is site can also be switched to english (press the flag twice).

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The dynDNS is free. You mean getting a DNS name with them? Their hosting offers are not especially good and more geared towards the Islandic Icelandic market.

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Sorry, misspelling based on non-English name of the country.

They make a strong commitment about privacy on their website, but Iceland isn’t part of the EU, so GDPR doesn’t apply. In how far the Icelandic privacy laws are good I can’t say, but in general the government there is quite progressive and likely does care about privacy.

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I recommend https://ramnode.com because they have hourly billing, very good prices, good CPU performance, and best of all they have excellent support and even an official IRC channel on Freenode!

@quangthang
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Hetzner is a good company. It you don’t mind a few minutes downtime every once in a while to maintain or upgrade server, I’d recommended you to go with metalvps.com. It is run by a very friendly and experienced guy. I’ve been using his server for a while. Overall, amazing service, rock solid vps and the best support ever!

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I use a Contabo storage VPS. very cheap and decent performance for my use case.

I self host Nextcloud (might switch to seafile), Bitwarden, a few personal sites, a Ghost blog, and my personal projects

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I like hetzner and ovh, both are quite affordable without compromising on quality.

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