Fellow masto instance admins: it looks like I may need to change providers for digipres.club soon. My hosting at Azure is pretty expensive, and certainly giving me a bit more than I need for a host of this size. What are other people using, and what are you paying? I’d love any advice you have to offer!
@misty if I just need a regular VPS I use digitalocean, gandi for DNS, and S3 for storage buckets
@misty currently running on buyvm.net, i like them pretty well
@ayla What do you pay a month?
@misty $15/month base for one core + 4g ram, +10% for their automatic snapshots
@misty I'm on prgmr for i think $10/month, but this is just for me and i'm not running elasticsearch (although i should bump it up to $20 and enable it)
@misty oh yeah, and i'm paying not quite $10/month for s3 and cloudfront for the media bucket
@misty single user instance on DigitalOcean, 4GB droplet just to keep things from OOMing, media in a spaces bucket, cloudflare in front of both.
@jon How much do you pay for that a month?
@misty the virtual server is $20 and object storage is $5 for the first 250GB stored and 1TB of outbound bandwidth
@misty if you were to further optimize, it may be worthwhile to use a managed Postgres DB but I have everything running on a single vm.
@misty i'm running mine in a linode k8s cluster which is 100 percent overkill so don't do that
@misty hetzner cloud: cheap and very reliable.
but only EU datacenter
@misty OVH is pretty cheap -- significantly lower prices than Azure for a single vm. They also have a large data centre in Montréal, and are quite reliable.
@misty You bet. 🙂
digipres.club is a space for folks interested in productive conversations about, well, digital preservation! If you enjoy talking about how to do memory work with computers, or even with cardboard boxes of old photos, you belong with us on digipres.club. Many of us are/were Twitter users looking for an inclusive and community supported approach to social media. If any of these things sound good to you, consider joining us now.