About

The fosshost project is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to serve the hosting needs of the global open source community.

Founded in April 2020, fosshost started after it became apparent that there was a demand for sustainable and high quality hosting services.

Even more, for free.

We began with one server and very quickly expanded particularly through the COVID-19 pandemic helping projects of all shapes and sizes.

Today, we help more than fifty projects across ten nodes in two continents and seven data centers in the USA, EU and UK.

These nodes are donated by our hosting sponsors and we manage the infrastructure donated to us, on behalf of the projects we help. You can read more about the projects we help here.

Those open source projects eligible for our services, typically apply for a virtual private server (VPS). This is shipped with the following specification, but can be increased, upon request.

  • 6 vCPU
  • 8GB Memory
  • 400GB Storage
  • IPv4 / IPv6 connectivity
  • Full Remote SSH Access

We support most operating systems including CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, ArchLinux, Fedora and FreeBSD. We support custom OS.

Other services we provide include web, database, communication, domain and storage hosting. You can apply for all of our services via the application form, or read more about the services we offer here.

Our network

The project operates a large and global infrastructure across two continents and seven data centers in the USA, EU and UK.

We do not oversubscribe projects on our platforms which gives those who use our services excellent performance and agility.

You may request a region when applying and it is possible to have your services deployed in each region.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom (Node 1):
Facility: iomart DC5 Maidenhead
Dual Xeon 2630, 64GB RAM and 8x2TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 185.35.79.69
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/185.35.79.69

Newark, United Kingdom (Node 2):
Facility: Timico Newark
Dual Xeon 2136, 64GB RAM and 2x1TB SSD (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 100Mbps
Test IP: 37.61.232.244
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/37.61.232.244

Chicago, United States (Node 3):
Facility: zColo Chicago
Dual Xeon 5520, 72GB RAM and 4x3TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 192.240.104.4
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/192.240.104.4

Los Angeles, United States (Node 4 and 5):
Facility: zColo Los Angeles
Dual Xeon 5520, 72GB RAM and 4x3TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 192.240.120.250
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/192.240.120.250

Warsaw, Poland (Node 6):
Facility: LIM Warsaw
Dual Xeon 5620, 48GB RAM and 2x900GB SAS (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 109.232.240.226
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/109.232.240.226

Meppel, Netherlands (Node 7)
Facility: Serverius SDC2
Dual Xeon 2620, 32GB RAM and 4x3TB (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 100Mbps
Test IP: 146.0.73.72
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/146.0.73.72

Meppel, Netherlands (Node 8)
Facility: Serverius SDC2
Dual Xeon 2620, 62GB RAM and 4x3TB (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 5.255.91.1
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/5.255.91.1

North Dallas, United States (Node 9 and 10)
Facility: DataBank DFW2
Dual Xeon 2620, 128GB RAM and x2 480GB SSD, x1 128GB SSD, x12 2TB
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: x2 10Gbps (Bonded)
Test IP: 139.178.85.253
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/139.178.85.253

All infrastructure is maintained by our volunteers for the open source community. We heavily rely upon established hosting providers to donate infrastructure to keep fosshost.org running. Learn more about our donations here. The project is incredibly grateful for all donations.