[tor-relays] Cheap exit-friedly VPS provider

Alexey Nayden alexey.nayden at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 05:35:28 UTC 2015

Hello everybody,

A couple of months ago I decided to run a Tor exit relay. I contacted
several VPS and dedicated providers and ended up using PulseServers,
because they offered unmetered fast channel for ~$13/month and were
Tor-friendly. Only after installing and configuring the relay I
realized their IPs are from OVH AS and they are OVH resellers. I
understand OVH AS'es already dominate the network and should be
avoided if possible, so I have 2 questions:

1. Is there a comparable alternative? 100 Mbit/s unmetered (or 20+ TB
of traffic) for less than $20/month. I imagine cheap OpenVZ virts
can't handle even 100 Mbit/s anyway, so I'm not looking for top
performance, but I want something that can do at least 50 Mbit/s 24/7.

2. If one decided to use OVH AS, are VPS that OVH sells directly good
enough? They have virts as cheap as 2.99/month with at least 10Tb at
100Mbit/s (http://www.ovh.com/us/vps/vps-classic.xml)

Alexey Naiden

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