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I lead Inkbunny, a volunteer-run furry art community. We needed to relieve a portion of traffic from our long-suffering servers in the Netherlands, which are both pushing 10TB/month. Our main host, LeaseWeb, doesn't offer virtual servers in the UK - just dedicated ones, with 10 times the capacity we need - so Civo's offer was tempting.
This instance is one of many around the world; we using a variety of providers (Vultr, Host1Plus, SSDNodes, UpCloud, OVH) to serve different regions, with nginx caching. We only need one UK instance, but the one we have pushes ~2.5TB/month - about 1/20th of our full load - using 3% of one CPU core. Since it's coped admirably with that, and we haven't noticed any funny business in Munin (some providers really like to overcommit), I'd consider other Civo regions, if you open them.
(I found it non-trivial to determine Civo's current hosting with ServerChoice - I ended up digging the info out of a two-year-old blog post. I get that this might be irrelevant for pure developers, but it has both performance and legal implications. Being "UK-based" doesn't necessarily mean hosting is in the UK; and even then, it's a big place.)
I'd consider myself DevOps - our site is heavily database-driven, so I end up knee-deep in PostgreSQL queries and index optimization as well as wrangling servers and writing PHP. But I guess I'm a little old-school, as I don't play with kubernetes or docks; indeed, while the thought was welcome, I was a tad peturbed to receive a bottle-opener from Civo, as it struck me as somewhat "brogrammer" - I don't drink alcohol at all. (Fortunately, my brother who works in corporate finance had a use for it. 😼)
[Incidentally I lost this post twice during editing, due to inadvertently navigating away while collecting URLs. An automatic draft feature with restoration might be useful. Also, an underline on links in preview mode, so you know where not to click...]