After a long period researching a new host and waiting for the right inventory to become available. We have found one. We're getting the keys tomorrow. Our new set up is $100USD/mo, a little more than our old server but it's much better hardware (3 times the cpus and ram, double the disk space) and we believe this is a better arrangement moving forward.
This includes an $85USD/mo 12 cores (24 threads) of 2.6ghz and 2x2tb HDD set up (HW RAID) in RAID 1. It has 6 bays and it is rent/lease to own, which means after 12 months we can reduce our monthly cost. It'll be a little slower than what we're on now (3.5ghz) but service levels should be more consistent.
Then the remaining $15USD/mo. is a front end caching VPS with encrypted disks (root and swap). We will use this to hide our backend server better, prevent DDoS and help put the nail in Cloudflare's coffin.
We'll be migrating to these new servers over the next week. Please hang with us and let us know any problems you may have.
We rely on your donations to stay independent and have our own hardware. This is a first major step in improving our infrastructure and having a long term plan to ensure we'll be around when needed. While we have a couple months buffer, I'd like to ask if you like what we're doing, to see if you can help kick down some bitcoin to ensure our continued existence.