Oracle Free Tier

We have a free tier account with Oracle Cloud. I set up one Virtual server. It’s huge compared to other free offerings. This is one possible way our projects could have their own hosted systems in a fully decentralized way. Also we could use it to try out a completely unassisted webhosting service. (The reseller account is fully assisted, and the hosted VPS is half-way between the two.)

Firewall rules might be hiding at this location – or

OCI Cloud Console >> Networking >> Virtual Cloud Network
Click VCN Name then Under Resources >> Subnets
Click Subnet Name 
perhaps. – I tried adding port 9090 there in egress and ingress rules but it made no difference, cockpit is still unreachable.


  • 4 Arm-based Ampere A1 cores
  • 24 GB of memory
  • 50GB SSD boot volume
  • attached another 50GB storage too.
  • 10 TB per month of outbound data.

DirectAdmin won’t run on Arm. It is not free anyway. HestiaCP looks ok and does email without a paid version. This should be the aim of our initial project. We will not host a crucial domain on it initially so it will be a stress-free learning period.

Install HestiaCP

see also the hestia page.

  • When successful with this we could try out Amazon and MS and any others too, so that we will know what is best for projects when the time comes.
  • This could be used to host a faucet site once we are fully familiar with it. It seems to have enough resources. A faucet site is quite busy and would make a good stress-test.
  • This will also be a good exercise to find out if it will be best to use reseller accounts for the satoshihost project (income to pay devs and any costs incurred by the clickforcharity project) or move to a dedicated server when we have enough customers. Mail servers might be enough trouble to make it not worhtwhile.
  • We would need all the things in a normal hosting account if we want to sell web hosting. One way to find out what that is may be to ask on wehostingtalk forum or lowendtalk.