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I have a server at hetzner 16gb of ram and 2x3tb hdd's the problem is the
bandwidth its 100Mbps connectivity.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Florian Effenberger <> wrote:


Sean McNamara wrote on 2012-10-31 14:26:

 A system with almost exactly these specs can be rented affordably,
month to month, from Hetzner in Germany. I'm not sure if you were
directly citing their specifications when you wrote this up, but it
happens to be exactly matching one of their offerings (with an added
cost for the 1 Gbit/s bandwidth).

we indeed are customers of Hetzner. Not exclusively, but with a majority
of our machines. However, in times of growing demands, that will result in
growing costs, I thought that asking for some sponsors might be helpful. :)

 One idea would be to have volunteers make a commitment to pay a
fraction of the server bill on a monthly basis, and pool money to rent
servers this way. If you need wide geographic distribution then the

That sounds like a good "plan B". We are drafting "wishlists" from the
various teams (like the marketing team which would like to have collaterals
printed), so people can see what they donate for. It is definitely an
option to list infra costs there as well, should our call for sponsoring
yield no results.

 number of servers you can have is less, because costs are much higher
in places such as the U.S. and certain parts of Asia. You may be able
to get a discount for being a non-profit entity, depending on the
provider's policies.

Indeed, it seems that in Germany, hosting is cheap compared to other parts
of the world. I was quite surprised when I learned e.g. how expensive it is
in South America.

Thanks for your proposals, much appreciated!


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