[tor-relays] Cheap exit-friedly VPS provider

Stephen R Guglielmo srguglielmo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 15:43:47 UTC 2015

On Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:35:28 -0700
Alexey Nayden <alexey.nayden at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)

I can't say for exits, but I use the OVH Classic VPS ($2.99/mo) to run
one of my relays. It's not an exit node. I let them know about it and
paid a year in advance. No problems whatsoever with them thus far.
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