Good service to host a Lemmy instance?

I was interested in hosting a Lemmy instance, but im not sure what company offers a good server (price/quality), do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

sтυx⚡
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I do provide VPS hosting at https://Stuxhost.com :-) even would like to help with the setup

Dessalines
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If it needs to be in the US, digital ocean or linode are pretty cheap. But OVH and hetzner are pry the best overall.

QuentinCallaghan
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I’d recommend Hetzner. They have many good options for a server with good prices and a Lemmy instance can be run on a server with lesser specs. The servers can be easily created and managed with a web UI. Like, my instance runs on a server with a dual core CPU, 4 gigs of ram and 40 gigs of disk space. It costs only ~6 € per month.

@Lightbritelite
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Nice, how’s the speed?

QuentinCallaghan
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I haven’t noticed any slowdown so speed is all good.

poVoq
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OVH probably has the cheapest backup now after what happened ;) I think this instance runs on OVH.

Netcup is also quite good.

@Lemmiosa
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after what happened ;)

What happened?

A huge data center of OVH burned down a while ago.

poVoq
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One of their main data-centers completely burned to the ground a few weeks ago and many people did not have backups as that was an paid addon. I think now they promised to have free backups for everyone…

@Anachron
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I use Vultr they are fine for the price but I plan to look for alternatives as well (just to see if there is something better out.

@someone
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stuxhost

@Echedenyan
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BuyVM and Scaleway.

@ajz
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Hetzner has something that several other hosting providers do not have, an “official” way to install Arch Linux https://docs.hetzner.com/robot/dedicated-server/operating-systems/standard-images/ This is relatively new, a friend pointed me to this some time ago. Previously you could still install it in a custom way yourself, for example : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:PMay/Hetzner_step_by_step

I’ve seen the image in the Hetzner interface, but I wonder what’s the benefit of using Arch as a server? I use Arch on my personal computers, but I’d be a bit afraid of using it as a production server. Is it that people want to use what they are used to?

@ajz
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Arch Linux offers a lot of packages, and on top of that has AUR, where you could even add your own preferred software if you would want to (Some time ago a friend of mine could pretty quickly add some software to AUR that he wanted to show me). Some people think that servers should only run well testing and solid software but for example NixOS is also a rolling distribution and still people run it on servers. Fedora has cutting edge software, still people use it on servers, and I will not be surprised if some people do run the rolling openSUSE Tumbleweed release on servers as well. One advantage is that you can choose from more recent software, and maybe this can also make a nice software testing platform for those who need to test software for themselves or for work.

Helix
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what do you do if it breaks and your backup doesn’t restore properly? You’d have to back up every single file including the OS with Arch because it’s completely non-deterministic.

If you want a rolling release OS on servers you’re probably better off with NixOS.

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@ajz
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In my opinion Amazon deserves a boycott, anywhere and anytime. Shame that Signal uses AWS. Hetzner, mentioned in another comment, provides great price/quality hosting.

@tochee
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Because of their anti worker policies?

@fishinthecalculator
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Nice try Jeff, nice try… /s

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