Something a bit different today...

There's a really nice Fediverse admin on here called @stux who provides lots of free decentralised public services (public instances of Mastodon, PeerTube, Pixelfed, Matrix, Nitter, Invidious, Searx etc).

Stux is spending hundreds of euros a month so that these services remain free and operational.

Apparently Stux has had a tough time finding work recently, but has their own small business which provides web hosting.

If you're looking for a small indie hosting provider, this might be a really good choice as the money raised will help keep the Fedi going too:


(I'm sorry to embarass you Stux, but I think you deserve a shout-out for the good work you do!)

@feditips AAAOOOWW! ❤️ thank you so much for this! :cat_hug_triangle:​ I LOVE it!

@kerfuffle @feditips Many kinds :blobcatgiggle:​ Currently all listed services on Stuxhost ofc plus I can manage / setup servers for clients and maintain them. Build websites/shops etc! 💪

@feditips @stux

I'm always looking for good shared hosting and VPN service.

@passthejoe @feditips We got them both! :blobcathearts:

Shared hosting comes with full access to the DirectAdmin panel(can also be managed directly from Stuxhost panel) hosted in Amsterdam

@stux@🤣 @feditips

Do shared-hosting accounts have shell access?

@trebach Nop, to be 'safe' I have not enabled that :blobcatgiggle:​ If people need shell I would rec a VPS instead of shared @passthejoe @feditips

@feditips @stux
Just tried to check out
but the Cookie banner is a little bit ugly...

@nick @feditips :blobcatgiggle:​ thanks! I shall take a look to make it somewhat more subtle

@stux @feditips
Thanks for the quick feedback.
It just offers to accept Cookies... no way to deny or to at least reduce...?

@nick @feditips Nop :( The cookies are needed unfort for prefs, forms, orders etc

I am planning on removing Analytics from it soon, Google has enough time to index properly and i wanna set a good example as a webhost 💪

@stux @nick @feditips
And don't forget to delete all collected data from the google analytics admin panel :blobfoxcomfycomputer:

@stux maybe check out for some really simple, privacy conscious analytics which you can host yourself. 😊 Just in case you don't want to completely get rid of analytics.

@nick @stux @feditips checking the cookie page (which is hard with the cookie banner in the way) it seems only essential/functional cookies are used and no third party.
In that case I don't think users need to accept cookies at all, as they are essential?

Or if I can't deny cookie, say "we only use necessary first party cookies"?

@M0YNG @nick @feditips They are indeed! ❤️ Hmm.. maybe a warning indeed will be better! The cookies must be used to access / use the site and I am bound by law to present a notice about that :europe::blobcatgiggle:

@stux @nick @feditips

Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features ... it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.

@stux @M0YNG @feditips
Afaik you just need a cookie banner, if you use cookies to track and collect personal data.


Is it possible to seamlessly upgrade from one version to another in the same package?

Would like to migrate my Gitea instance off of Uberspace as it got large and I'd like to use a subdomain for it (I can bring my own domain, right?)

@RyunoKi @feditips Yess! ❤️ Upgrading is possible for VPS, down howver not since space also gets an upgrade 😉 Own domain is always possible 💪

@feditips i agree @stux is an awesome admin and an excellent person!! Stux deserves SO much praise for what they do

@feditips I'd love to use @stux but two things:
1. Is this a one man show or does Stux have a team in rotation?
2. I need a presence in SE Asia

@mishari @feditips I am doing this on my own for now :blobcathearts: If I expand in the future I would LOVE to get some people from the Fedi involved :blobcathearts:

Wow, didn't knew that about @stux, Will seriously consider buying hosting from that cat.

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