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Any Ashburn provider recommendations?
Looking to set up at least one KVM or dedi in ashburn (not vint hill, manassas etc). This is a separate, more specific thing I'm doing than the other thread.
Misaka seems good, but their ToS implies service termination if I got DDoSd (I understand suspension but termination?)
Leaseweb and Racknerd also look good, but both do a bit too much KYC for me, and the latter is expensive
Cycloneservers' negative reviews spooked me
Bloom's ToS seems too restrictive
many of the ones I mentioned earlier are otherwise fine and might end up choosing one, but are there any other good Ashburn ones? thx
Hetzner Cloud's Ashburn region has been solid for me for more than a year, though I can't guarantee it won't run afoul of the problems you have with the others, just another for consideration
Oracle Cloud have an Ashburn location, where the free tier is available. Might not fit your needs but might be worth trying given that it's hard to beat free.
Only issue with Hetzner is Germany has taken to jailing (German citizens) who engage in some things as innocuous as sexism that is protected everywhere else.
I'm not a fan of sexism, but my websites are large and can't guarantee they won't have sexism or other offensive but legal content. One of my server owner friends has had a lot of issues with the German government and ended up just moving his server out of Germany after 10+ years, because the censorship there got too much. And his sites aren't targeted anywhere else, like they're pretty tame.
otherwise Hetzner seems great.
Ashburn you said? Look no further @qps is the one. QuickPacket.
QP and tier.net look good. QP's only powerful CPU option on a dedi is $200 a month for a E3-1230v3 server, which one can assemble for less than $500.
Tier has something like that for half the price, but not in ashburn unfortunately
Colocation with QP, Tier, or Equinix directly may be the only sensible thing for me to do.
Think my dad even rents a room in Equinix or some Ashburn data center directly, just don't wanna share his exact rack as I hate mixing family with business. Might ask him for recommendations though.
Tier's ToS is mostly sensible, maybe a bit too cautious. Eg it outlaws IRC bots. I make IRC bots for fun, but not for malicious purposes, and they are allowed by the networks i use them in.
I'm just nitpicky because whatever I end up choosing I'll likely be using it as my main server
@xespo ask Jeff for a quote @qps . They might be able to work an offer for you. Been there. Open ticket with sales at quickpacket, his last visit was Dec17 to this forum.
@xespo Happy to come up with a custom quote for you. We have other configs available that aren't on our site.
A lot of places just ban IRC because IRC stuff tends to be DDoS magnets. I'm sure if you talk to them you can figure something out.