I run a family nextcloud, a radio station and this mastodon instance on digital ocean droplets. Is linode better than DO? or about the same? Or should I just host these from home? If I do it from home I may use cloudflare zero trust. Not sure what to do, but the DO bill is getting hefty. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.


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I was wondering if you could host your podcasts on them. Probably plenty of bandwidth on those plans.

@DarthRadar @Medus I switched my personal stuff to Linode from DO a few years ago because their VM sizes at the low end were slightly bigger per dollar. Also don’t forget about object storage. Sometimes you may not need a server if you can just redirect a domain name to a bucket.


@dave @DarthRadar Part of my problem is I just start doing stuff and grab what service or device does that thing without planning ahead too far. I have ended up with stuff all over the place lol. I have stuff on DO, aws, wasabi, cloudflare, hostgator, it's a mess. I gotta get a plan together for what I need and want before I move anything. Research and planning time!

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