I am using Upcloud for private discourse forum. It’s a bit on expensive side. Would like to move either to alphaVPS or OVH and host an Lemmy instance. Asking kindly if anyone has anything to say about either alphaVPS or OVH?
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I used AlphaVPS for an OpenVZ VPS for a while and was satisfied. However, I needed a KVM VPS and at that point it’s cheaper (iirc) going with Hetzner, so I switched.
Thanks, I’ll check out Hetzner.
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if you are new to using hosting services, ensure you know about “openSSH” : sooner or later you are using this to operate your remote server.
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you as well. I do run small discourse community on Upcloud, and manage via ssh. Never hurt to brush up on it though :)
OVH VPS seem pretty expensive¹, but I haven’t heard anything especially bad about them. No idea about alphaVPS.
¹ They are probably virtualized, which would make the prize better but not good
Thanks, I read few good reviews about alphaVPS, not that many servers have DDoS protection. Could you recommend from experience something cheap and reliable?
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If you need DDoS protection and you aren’t doing much egress bandwidth then all the major cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) are good and might save you money.
Wouldn’t that just defeat the purpose of hosting matrix with these big name providers?
Do you need DDoS protection? If not don’t get it, most providers are quite shady and most attacks (anecdotal) aren’t super high volume or especially advanced. If your income doesn’t depend on availability you can even just ignore attacks until they find something else to do. I only have experience with european and especially german hosters, idk if that helps depending on where you are from, you might want to find something more local.
No income dependant, just a hobby. I get what you saying.