About

The Fosshost project is a non-profit organisation that exists to serve the hosting needs of the global open source community.

We're on a mission to empower and support every free and open source software project. To go further, together. Our work never stops.

Today, we help provide world-class hosting services to hundreds of open source projects.

To make this a success, we operate several nodes which are usually donated by our hosting sponsors, and the Fosshost Volunteers 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).

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

Other services we provide include web, email, hosted video and voice conferencing and domain / DNS hosting services. 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 multiple continents in world-class facilities. Projects can select which region they want their services deploying on during the application process. Below is a current list of the regions we operate from, and the specifications of the virtualisation platforms we run within them. Occasionally, we run multiple nodes from the same facility.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Facility: iomart DC5 Maidenhead
Dual Xeon 2630, 64GB RAM and 8x2TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps

Newark, United Kingdom
Facility: Timico Newark
Dual Xeon 2136, 64GB RAM and 2x1TB SSD (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 100Mbps

Chicago, United States
Facility: zColo Chicago
Dual Xeon 5520, 72GB RAM and 4x3TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps

Los Angeles, United States
Facility: zColo Los Angeles
Dual Xeon 5520, 72GB RAM and 4x3TB SATA (RAID 10)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps

Meppel, Netherlands
Facility: Serverius SDC2
Dual Xeon 2620, 32GB RAM and 4x3TB (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 100Mbps

Meppel, Netherlands
Facility: Serverius SDC2
Dual Xeon 2620, 62GB RAM and 4x3TB (RAID 1)
IPv4 only supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps

Oregon, United States
Facility: OSUOSL Corvallis
Dual Xeon 5690, 64GB RAM and x6 2TB (RAID6)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps

North Dallas, United States
Facility: DataBank DFW2
Dual Xeon 4214, 192GB RAM and x2 960GB SSD, x2 240GB NVMe, x12 8TB
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: x2 10Gbps (Bonded)