SporeStack

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

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Pricing

Market rate for a 1GiB VPS with 25GiB of disk, 1 VCPU, and 1 TiB of transfer a month is $5. SporeStack is almost double market rate.

Typical clearnet VPS (IPv4, IPv6)

Cores Memory (GiB) Disk (GiB) Bandwidth (TiB) Approximate price per 28 days (USD)
1 1 25 1 9.00
1 2 50 2 18.00
1 3 60 3 27.00
2 2 60 3 27.00
3 1 60 3 27.00
2 4 80 4 36.00
4 8 160 5 72.00
6 16 320 6 144.00
8 32 640 7 288.01
12 48 960 8 432.00
16 64 1280 9 576.00
20 96 1920 10 864.01
24 128 2560 11 1152.00
32 192 3840 12 1728.00

Torified (only accessible through a .onion)

Cores Memory (GiB) Disk (GiB) Bandwidth (TiB) Approximate price per 28 days (USD)
1 1 5 1 17.92

Why are Torfied servers more expensive?

While it's true that Torified servers have no external IPv4 or even IPv6 addresses to maintain and reduced liability in some regards, they are not a simple offering. They are an industry-first where all VPS traffic goes through an individual Tor process (specific to the VPS). Further, the host itself is hidden through a Tor Hidden Service.

SporeStack's Torified servers, and the Hidden Service to get to SporeStack, are all designed so that they can function independently of SporeStack LLC. If governments went after SporeStack to try and shut it down, they could certainly find the clearnet side of the house and bring it offline. The Hidden Service would be a challenge, to say the least. If our Tor hosts were ever identified, the relevant folders on the disk (including VPS disk files) are encrypted with a one-time encryption. Most likely, they would not be able to get any useful data.

Why is the minimum unit a day? Most cloud providers have hourly or even per second billing.

There's a few reasons for this. Risk of abuse, transaction fees, and that we are processing payments per build and not per deposit. We do have some support for a credit system type of billing and for that hourly would be alright. But under that system, it may usually make more sense to create and delete servers without giving them a fixed lifetime up front. Support for either is possible, though. If say we allowed hourly billing and TX fees were really low, someone could create a server for an hour, spam a bunch, and be gone before I could even delete the server and for them to at least suffer some kind of financial loss vs their investment. I think more granuluarity is possible in the future with enough demand, at least for credit-based billing (which is only useful for longer term users with multiple servers).

Where else can you host for Bitcoin?