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Help me fix this shit. https://archive.arisuchan.jp/q/res/2703.html#2703

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 No.1002

How can Digital Ocean afford to give such competitive prices? I'm interested in switching to a different vps provider but I'm worried that they're really just an NSA front or at the very least up to something nefarious.

 No.1008

hasn't the price gone down across the industry because of virtualization, and competition?

 No.1009

>>1008
cont'd

I assume they share resources and don't expect to ever reach 100% utilization. Meaning they can offer more than they actually have.

 No.1012

>>1009
like every vps provider oversells tho, DO still has best prices

 No.1058

>>1012
DO doesn't even remotely have the best prices, just the biggest mindshare.
You can't upload your own ISOs either.

>>1002
>I'm worried that they're really just an NSA front or at the very least up to something nefarious
I don't think so, but being a US company they're forced to "cooperate with law enforcement" aka. NSA backend access.

 No.1094

Linode is pretty good. They offer double the RAM at the same price point and explicitly allow p2p software including Tor exist nodes.

 No.1095

>>1094
Linode is also based in the US and seems to have had a pretty bad track record security-wise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linode#Security_concerns
>The accounts of eight Linode customers that held Bitcoin electronic currency were compromised in March 2012.[12][13] Roughly 40,000 bitcoins were stolen.[12][13]
>Hack The Planet accessed the Linode’s web servers in 2013.[14][15][16] The group exploited a technical vulnerability in Adobe’s ColdFusion application server.[14][15] Linode said that HTP could not decrypt any financially sensitive information and reset all account passwords.[14][16] Linode announced plans to introduce two-step authentication for its services in May 2013.[17]
>Starting Christmas Day 2015 and continuing until January 10th, Linode was hit by large and frequent DDoS attacks, which were being caused by a "bad actor" purchasing large amounts of botnet capacity in an attempt to significantly damage Linode’s business.[18] Linode was the victim of another severe DDoS attack over the 2016 Labor Day weekend.[19]

 No.1098

I've been with vultr.com for ~8 months, no complaints yet. Prices are better than DO.

 No.1099

>>1098
what are you using it for?

 No.1101

>>1099
I've used it for a pretty wide variety of work. I had a pretty massive Data Ag operation that was pulling 16 million tweets / day for use in data analytics for marketing (their block storage prices are competitive, too). I've also used plenty for Rails API servers, React/NodeJS stuff, and then the random mitmproxy server here and there :)

 No.1113

>>1101
can you go more in depth about your Data ag project? sounds interesting

 No.1115

>>1113

Well, without giving away the secret sauce, I can kinda outline what I'm doing (I have a SaaS built around the concept, and I'm kiinda proud of it). Basically, Twitter's Streaming API gives you a random sample of the total minute-to-minute tweets that amounts to approximately 1% of all tweets. This will net you ~3.4 mil (+/- 0.2 mil) tweets daily if you decide to aggregate them.

The official estimate for daily tweets is ~500 mil, but I've found that number to be slightly inflated, and the actual number varies greatly. Anyway, I scaled up the operation to net ~5% of all tweets (with plans to hit 10% soon). This ~16mil daily tweets doesn't even account for my favorite part of the operation: historical data! That's the stuff that's actually worth money. I'm pulling 3x the amount of historical data as my streaming data.

There are tons of tricks and workarounds you have to put in place to collect that much data without pissing them off, I wouldn't suggest going after it unless you have plenty of patience and programming chops. On the plus side, there's enough room in this industry for many more like myself to undercut the big guys.

Last thing I'll say: you'll be amazed at what you can do with this data, too. There are strong correlations between frequency of hashtags/keywords and crime, death tolls, cryptocurrency prices, stocks, and who knows what else.

I feel like I just wrote a novel. I get excited about data :)

Hope this clarifies.

 No.1120

>>1115
>cryptocurrency prices

you've awaken the cyber jew within me
so you're saying, for example, I make a bot to get tweets
look for hashtags, maybe some sentiment analysis
and you're saying the more servers like this I run
the more data I get, the higher its aggregated quality
and then straight to lambo land

worst case scenario I spend 40$ on VPS costs and get to write something fancy on my CV

good idea Lain

 No.1147

>>1002
Kimsufi (OVH) are cheap and don't care about abuse.

 No.1148

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>>1002
>Digital Ocean
Time to shill for Scaleway. They have much better prices. Compared to DO's 5$ instance Scaleway gives you 2 Cores, 50GB SSD, 2G Ram and unlimited transfer for just 3€. The reason for this low price is their usage of Intel Avoton C2750s. They are very low power, however for typical web hosting purposes (or even running Tor relay nodes) the servers do just fine. As for the NSA, they're based in France, not in the US.

I had a tor relay node with them for a couple months and pushed over 7TBs of data (while seeding weeb soykaf at the same time). They don't seem to care.



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