Everyone who runs their own instance, do you run on your own machine, a vps, dedicate server or what? It seems if you don't run your own hardware, you still have a sovereignty deficit. I really don't want to rely on myself to maintain my own hardware. I know you can move to another provider, how difficult would that be while maintaining your data?
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