In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community.

Wow... I didn't know about this before. Time to #quitDigitalOcean?
Anybody got recommendations? I might just switch to self-hosting, but the power/internet isn't always reliable at my house.


@zachdecook @neauoire I'd recommend Catalyst Cloud to New Zealanders, but that's relatively expensive...

I'm self-hosting my websites!

@alcinnz @zachdecook @neauoire
Digital Ocean is overpriced anyways

I usually shop small providers near cities with an exchange:

I've had good luck with low end dedicated servers in second tier cities and completely avoided problems I've seen others have with larger providers - like custom kernels that don't behave well with container managing software (OVH), or provider's network bot interprets the traffic spike from your weekend game as a DDOS attack and drops all traffic to your servers until Monday (Hetzner)

It's hard to find transparent pricing. The first place I contacted quoted only about 4x what I'm currently paying. Maybe the fact that I'm already on the lowest tier plan would suggest self-hosting.
@alcinnz @neauoire

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