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Accountless, API-driven VPS hosting for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and Monero

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FAQ

What happened to your Torified hosting?

For some time, we offered some Torified flavors. tor-1024, tor-2048, tor-3072, and tor-4096. These were servers only accessible through a .onion, and all traffic was routed out through Tor.

Almost no one used it, it never made us any money, the code and infrastructure to handle it was significantly more complicated than the rest, and it was becoming neglected as a result. If there's enough demand, we could consider bringing back a refactored Torified hosting service.

In the meanwhile, if you wish to run a Tor hidden service, I recommend you setup your own hidden service with Tor (as you had to do with Torified hosting, anyway), and lock it down appropriately. Make sure your web server or what not is listening on localhost and not globally. You can also manually torify your outbound traffic if you desire.

Can I setup a Tor Relay?

Yes, but only as a guard/middle node. I would get hassled way too much over an exit node. They get DMCA notices within hours. Also keep in mind the bandwidth limits, discussed on the pricing page. A relay setup without bandwidth accounting and/or rate limiting will very quickly use a lot of bandwidth. Keep in mind that a mere 2Mbit/sec over a month is about 1TB.

Can I torrent?

SporeStack has to comply with local laws, generally US and wherever the server is hosted, if not in the US. We receive a valid DMCA complaint we will delete your server without a refund, period. These are not seed boxes. There are lots of torrent-friendly VPNs and seedboxes. More than likely for less money and less hassle. Even if you have a server in Amsterdam, we can get DMCA notices for it.

If your really want to torrent, a seed box or something like put.io might be your best bet.

Can you setup a Monero darkweb market for me?

No, you're on your own.

Can I host my Wordpress site on SporeStack?

Sure! The operating system on up is yours to control and setup. SporeStack is not "easy to use" out of the box. It's geared towards more experienced and/or patient individuals.

If my server is powered off, will it expire at the same time?

Yes. It's still taking up resources (IP addresses in particular) and there's no discount or anything like that for having the server off.

My server expired but I caught it in the 24 hour grace window where it's powered off and not deleted. I topped it up and it's still not online?

You have to manually power it on after topping up, at least for now.

Is this an NSA honeypot?

Probably not.