NixNet is a network of websites and services hosted by the pseudonymous Amolith (me) and a close friend of his, Manton. The main reason we run these sites is because we like to be in control of our own data where feasible. The easiest way to accomplish that is to host the services we use. We make them public and maintain them simply because we want to; the Linux and FLOSS community has completely changed ours lives and we feel like this is a small way we can do our part and give back.
Our bus factor is currently 4. Should something happen to both Amolith and Manton, there are two additional individuals that can step up to maintain these services.
Amolith’s personal corner of the internet is Secluded.Site.
For our financial information, check the Finance page.
Some technical details
Our main server is the AX51-NVME provided by Hetzner and located in Finland. The BigBlueButton server and its accompanying TURN server are Hetzner’s CX22 and CX21 VPSes respectively; check their cloud pricing page for more information. Our authoritative nameservers are each Slice 1024 from BuyVM and hosted in Las Vegas, New York, and Luxembourg. Daily backups are automated with Tarsnap and ACTS; we keep ~30 daily backups, 12 monthly backups, and manually delete yearly backups when we feel they’re no longer necessary.
Our processes for setting Debian-based VPSes up is described in our wiki, as is our process for bare metal servers and Tarsnap. Other resources pertaining to our setup can be found by exploring the wiki.