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@ -57,19 +57,19 @@ You would also be unable to have full disk encryption, custom operating systems,
I have personal experience with [Digital Ocean](https://www.digitalocean.com/), [netcup](https://netcup.eu), and [BuyVM](https://buyvm.net/). In my opinion, DO is terribly overpriced if you're not wanting to scale like a huge enterprise and make use of their Teams features, the API for spinning up high-compute droplets on-demand for a short period of time, things like that. I would *only* recommend DO for larger businesses. netcup, BuyVM, and Hetzner are much better options.
## netcup
The majority of my services run on servers from [netcup](https://netcup.eu) and I highly recommend them. They're based in Germany and colocate[^5] with Hetzner. Depending on where in the world you are, they may or may not require legal identification such as your passport or driver's license; I'm in the US and wasn't required to do any of that. Payment is done through PayPal but does not require a PayPal account. They offer full KVM virtualisation so you're not limited to images they provide.
The majority of my services run on servers from [netcup](https://netcup.eu) and I highly recommend them. They're based in Germany and thus not subject to key disclosure laws. Depending on where in the world you are, they may or may not require legal identification such as your passport or driver's license; I'm in the US and wasn't required to do any of that. Payment is done through PayPal but does not require a PayPal account. They offer full KVM virtualisation so you're not limited to images they provide.
Head over to my [Affiliates](/affiliates) page for discounts on their various offerings.
Head to my [Affiliates](/affiliates) page for discounts on their various offerings.
## BuyVM
My [DNS](/dns) and [Tor exits](/tor-nodes) are on [BuyVM](https://buyvm.net) "slices". I'm using Slice 1024 for them but may consider upgrading if there's enough interest. BuyVM has an interesting story; they started out as an "arm" of [Frantech](https://frantech.ca) but are now the sole service provided by them. Frantech was originally a more user-friendly service similar to Digital Ocean that sort of held your hand through the setup and BuyVM was the "do it yourself" version. They provided servers and expected you to know what to do with them. BuyVM was *way* more popular than Frantech; the latter actually ended up losing money. They eventually shut Frantech down and just run BuyVM under the name.
They are *very* Tor-friendly and, ***from what I've heard***, they pretty much forward all DMCA reports to /dev/null. After paying for my servers, I opened a support ticket letting them know that they would be Tor exits. I got a response saying something along the lines of "cool! 👍" and that's it. I set Tor up, configured the system to auto-update and reboot as needed, and they've run themselves since. I've never gotten an abuse report of any kind or an email about them even though they've been online for over five months.
They are *very* Tor-friendly and pretty much forward all DMCA reports to /dev/null. After paying for my servers, I opened a support ticket letting them know that they would be Tor exits. I got a response saying something along the lines of "cool! 👍" and that's it. I set Tor up, configured the system to auto-update and reboot as needed, and they've run themselves since. I've never gotten an abuse report of any kind or an email about them even though they've been online for over five months.
I have nothing but good to say about BuyVM but I wouldn't use them when you need something with more power.
## Hetzner
I haven't personally used [Hetzner](https://www.hetzner.com/) yet but I plan to eventually. As stated above, they colocate[^5] with netcup. I also find that the two have complementing plans; if Hetzner has something with specs below what you would like but the next one up is too expensive, netcup like has something in the middle. The reverse is also true; Hetzner fills gaps that netcup might have. In addition, they have dedicated server plans. This gives you remote access to baremetal machines so you get *much* more performance, you can run your own VMs, etc.
I haven't personally used [Hetzner](https://www.hetzner.com/) yet but I plan to eventually. I find that netcup and Hetzner have complementing plans; if Hetzner has something with specs below what you would like but the next one up is too expensive, netcup like has something in the middle. The reverse is also true; Hetzner fills gaps that netcup might have. In addition, they have dedicated server plans. This gives you remote access to baremetal machines so you get *much* more performance, you can run your own VMs, etc.
Hetzner also has auctions quite often. This gives you the opportunity to rent physical hardware at a lower price, rather than paying for a virtual machine or for one of their dedicated plans. You can also ship them a server you *own* and pay for space on a rack in their datacentre (this is colocating). It can be very expensive though; their cheapest option starts at 119.00€/mo.

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