Uses for a few short-term VPSes
I'm cleaning house and have a few (7 +/- 1) VPSes that I'm not going to renew. They have at least 5 months remaining on the term and in one case over a year. They're generally lower-end, 0.5-4GB RAM, various storage/locations.
I'll probably make a couple available for transfer soon, but they're low-cost so in general the amount I'd recover wouldn't be worth it, particularly in cases where an admin fee is charged. So I was wondering whether any short-term community project makes sense.
They're already running nested LXC containers in a private/encrypted cloud. It would be trivial to hand out a few free LXC containers. But I'm hesitant to do this (even with severe constraints) because I don't want the headache of dealing with the inevitable abuse and I'm not sure if having it short-term (~6-ish months) is useful to anyone. Plus I don't have a provider tag and don't know where this would land me.
I did wonder about leveraging the encrypted cloud part - you could access the LXC in one location with storage mounted from another, for example. So for now I'll just put it out there for thoughts.
RAM Storage Processor (FSU) BW (TB) Location 0.5G 60GB 2x Ryzen 3700X 0.5 Amsterdam 0.5G 250GB 1x Xeon E5-2620 2.0 Amsterdam 1.0G 17GB 1x Xeon E5-2680 3.0 Amsterdam 2.0G 15GB 1x Xeon E5-2690 0.8 Buffalo 1.0G 15GB 1x ? 5.0 Chicago 1.0G 15GB 1x Ryzen 3950X 1.0 Dallas 1.0G 5GB 1x ? 1.0 Düsseldorf 4.0G 10GB 1x Xeon E5-2690 1.0 Hong Kong
It isn't a crisis if they just idle out, so not trying to force anything here.
(No, I won't give/sell/rent my account info to you; No, don't PM me asking for something)