In another thread @Mufasa and I got started discussing hosting options for ownCloud and I thought this would be an interesting topic:
- Where do you host your ownCloud instance?
- What do you / what do you don’t like about your provider?
- Are you using docker or not?
- You don’t trust anyone and only host on premise on your own hardware? Tell us about it!
- EDIT: How do you backup your installation?
I’ve had a vultr $US 2.5 / month VPS for quite some time. But they have crippled the product by removing the IPv4 addresses. To get IPv4 you now have to pay $US 3.5. Also they are not available in all regions, so they are a little bit harder to come by and to work with.
My instance was in Sydney and now being back in Europe you definitely noticed the distance when trying to access it.
So I switched to Hetzner, who have a € 2.96 / month VPS with pretty decent resources for the price. At the moment I’m still using a standard Ubuntu 18.04 VPS but I want to switch to Arch Linux with full disk encryption and dropbear SSH in initramfs - one day when I have time…
I’m not using docker because with these low resource VPSs it’s too much overhead in my opinion.
Alibaba Cloud is trying to undercut AWS with another $US 2.5 plan, but I haven’t used this one, so I don’t know more about it.
Doing a quick search I found Aruba Cloud which is also offering sub € 3 / month plans but excluding VAT.
So not quite € 2 more like € 3, which is still very good in my opinion.