Once more calling out for help:

A bigger instance wants to move out of Crimefl… ahem, Cloudflare, and is looking for an affordable CDN it can move to. We're talking about half a terabyte of data – and it needs, well, a CDN and HTTPS support at an affordable price (so Amazon is out, if it ever was in); and it should be privacy-friendly and ideally FOSS friendly (the latter two are my additions, but feel right).

Any recommendations? Asking for a friend :wink:

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@IzzyOnDroid if you had some engineering resources and can run your own edge locations, I really love Hetzner. But I don't think they have a CDN. OVH (german or french one) should still be covered by strong EU privacy laws - but in any case you'll likely need an edge in US or something so there's that.

@zladuric Well, the friend I'm talking about has his instance in "overseas", so that would certainly not be a show-stopper. Will take a look at OVH, though – heard of them before. Thanks!

@zladuric Uh, CDN starts at 240 EUR/month with OVH? That seems quite heavy for the purpose. But maybe one can ask for a special offer. Collecting it for now, check later when we've got something to compare with 😉

BTW: Yeah, my servers are at Hetzner for several years now. But then, I don't need a CDN for them 😄

@IzzyOnDroid CDN's are hard to do, that's why they're expensive.
With cloudflare you're paying, just not with money.

@zladuric which is one reason my friends wants out there (and I always suggest others to leave it as well). But Mastodon is a hobby, so everything going into 3-digits per months sounds excessive to me. There are backers for expenses, but there're also limits to the backing sum.

@zladuric I cannot tell. I meant it when saying "asking for a friend". If it's just about DDOS and SSL Bridge, OVH offers that for EUR 24 a month. That's 10% of a CDN.

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This is why i hope #IPFS takes off, if users run an IPFS node in the browser and load all the content via that node, they will form a fully decentralized CDN that doesn't cost anything.

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