Generic cloud machines



Occasionally I do stuff in the cloud that is not data science in the cloud. Mostly file sync or DIY socials. For these purposes I do not require complicated orchestration of scalable kubernetes clusters to run my high availability microservices architecture or what-have you. I do not want backups; the service will probably be a host-proof p2p service or something else easily recreated if it falls down. What I do want is

  1. cheap storage, and
  2. cheap VMs/containers.

General considerations: Is a billion-dollar worth of server lying on the ground tl;dr Amazon is weirdly expensive. Why not go, e.g. OVH? Is it strictly because they have fewer HOWTOs?

Not covered: Digital Ocean because they are too expensive. AWS are not that cheap and also last time I tried to use them I burned a whole day trying to understand their insane control panel and uploaded weird XML snippets to mysterious API endpoints.

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