I don’t really have a serious threat model. But if I host a VPS, I might as well do it with a privacy respecting company if the cost difference isn’t massive.

Preferably something under $15 per month. I’m not necessarily looking for the cheapest, but the best general value per dollar ideally.

OVH, also other suggestions already mentioned are good.

njal.la and 1984hosting have very good reputation in our circles. I would add that for most cases when a strong Nation State adversary is not part of your threat model, a proper workers cooperative is even better.

Book a vm in a cooperative where you control the board as a member of the cooperative. In Germany there is Hostsharing, a cooperative founded in 2000 dedicated to green hosting, open source, privacy and security.


How can I find a list of hosting co-ops I can participate in? I am in the US but the idea seems cool. Would I be able to participate in a German one? I am actually not very opposed to a bit of extra latency.

hostsharing.net is the only hosting coop in Germany. But the website is German only, sorry.

You may also consider https://njal.la.


1984 hosting. They don’t required any personal info other than an email address, accept monero, have very affordable KVM VPS (starting at €4.50/month), and you can ask support to add an ISO if your desired distro is not already on the list. My only complaint is the lack of IPv6.

Privacy partly depends on the jurisdiction the VPS is hosted under. Currently, European GDPR is what gives the most default protection by law, so I’d choose a host inside the EU.


While not privacy focused per say, if you’re ok with a shared host uberspace is the best company I have found! Green, pay what you want, homegrown, German, private

Helix 🧬

Second uberspace. There’s also Manitu, a green hoster from Germany, and Hostsharing, a hosting coop.

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