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May 6, 2020

Primer for Head in the Clouds! What's the best VPS? Spoiler, it's Vultr.

Opinions my own. I wasn't paid to say that. Blah blah blah.

When to Self Host?
- Personal Projects
- Experiments
- Personal Data
- E-mail
- Files

Self Host Considerations?
- DNS
- Dynamic DNS
- Service Provider
- Network Intrusion
- Equipment
- Electric Bill

When to Outsource?
- Portfolio Sites
- RSS
- Client Sites
- E-mail?
- Collaboration

Outsourcing Considerations?
- Cost
- Availability
- Location
- OS/Distro Shilling
- Services Provided
- Suit Your Needs

Who to Outsource to?
- Linode
- Digital Ocean
- Vultr

Why Vultr?
- OpenBSD Baby!
- Dark Mode (Yes, really)
- 2FA/Sane Defaults
- Total Infrastructure
  - High Performance
  - Compute
  - Bare Metal
  - Dedicated Cloud
- Tailored Networking