My VPS membership with SDF ends February-ish so I had meaning to move my hugo blog / xmpp server off of it for some time. I spent the day rolling those over to the same FreeBSD VPS im running Friendica off of; and finished tidying up the place. Firewall rules, Fail2Ban, Cron jobs to renew let’s encrypt certs, Cron jobs to automate updating my blog should I ever do it, etc.
Typically I keep two VPSes running. One for very public facing services (Friendica, XMPP) and one running services for just me or a small group. (RSS Bridge, Personal code repos, Jiraffeau).
I have everything running on the same software stack now (FreeBSD 12 + Lighttpd + MariaDB) and ive become quite fond of just how easy FreeBSD upgrades have proven to be for me; so im hoping this proves easy to maintain.