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 more than seventy open source projects.

We operate several nodes which are usually donated by our hosting sponsors, and 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 typically provided 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, email, database, communication, domain, DNS 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 multiple continents in world-class facilities. Projects can select which region they want their services deploying on.

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

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

Oregon, United States (Node 11)
Facility: OSUOSL Corvallis
Dual Xeon 5690, 64GB RAM and x6 2TB (RAID6)
IPv4 and IPv6 supported
Network Connectivity: 1000Mbps
Test IP: 140.211.9.133
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/140.211.9.133

North Dallas, United States (Node 12)
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)
Test IP: 139.178.85.253
Network Info: https://ipinfo.io/139.178.85.253