So I'm thinking about creating a #FOSS series and am researching topics. Since we decided to go with on-prem servers, it's been a while since I looked into ethical hosting/VPS alternatives. Basically, if you're not using AWS/Azure/GCP servers, who are the ethical server providers you should turn to?
So far I have #Greenhost. Anyone else?
@Gina we, a small group of floss contributors, just launched cloud68.co. Would love.to have our first review and comments on how we can improve 😊
@rskikuli whoaa that's really cool, I'm definitely checking that out today!
Edit: quickly looked around a bit, love the UI and 'decentralized ftw.' Will dive in this afternoon.
@Gina many thanks for your kind words. We are still working on improving a lot of things, but working around the clock to make it better. Looking forward to your comments :)
@Floppy slack 💔
@Gina I've been using DreamHost since 2001. They've grown from a small group of people with some racks to a pretty large company but have always tried to be honest, ethical and environmentally friendly. I believe they offer some services free to nonprofits as well. On the downside: they're US based and therefore subject to Murican federal law.
@andy they look nice, but I think that ethical probably means based outside of the US.
@Gina selfhosting at home! maybe behind a crappy vps to hide your IP.
Indeed we did some research some years ago. Sadly there are some major #legal and #fiscal obstacles. Evenmore the situation became worse when the "place of performance" from the perspective of #VAT (tax) was moved to the recipients' location in conjunction with #electronic services. Recently uncertainty related to international trade was assigned an infamous name: #brexit.
Currently we lack of knowledge, (wo)man power and funding. Supporters are welcome.
@Gina I use greengeeks here in the US.
@Gina I like https://uberspace.de as a shared host. They've got a pay-what-you-want with a minimum of 1€/mo business modell to enable even people or projects that are short on money to have a web presence. You get SSH access and a quite good wiki.
Support is excellent and they really try to make everything that's reasonable (e.g. doesn't need root, docker or similar) on a shared host possible.
And of course they're running on renewable energy.
@Gina ethical.net has a list
@Gina Wanna +1 GreenHost, we're hosted with their shared hosting and happy. In terms of ethics they absolutely smash it.
WebArchitects are green and a coop.. too expensive for me though - https://www.webarchitects.coop/
@Gina what about netcup based in Karlsruhe in Germany with their own datacenter. Also they have good prices
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