That's where a lot of my income is coming too, hosting, cloud services, virtual private servers, the pandemic has accelerated the move of things into virtual space. But unlike Microsoft, my services are fast, robust, and secure.
@Nanook Looks like many people are making their own sites to stop relying on big tech, but going to Microsoft is not a good idea. I know some journalists and video creators who started their own sited because of big tech censorship.
@Nanook I've just finished installing MX Linux on my computer because I broke my Manjaro install. MX Linux is based on Debian Stable and feels a lot like Debian but it detected my drivers out of the box and it has some maintenance software called MX Tools. I don't know why Arch based distros make my PC freeze in dual boot with Windows. Arch is a lot more bleeding edge but Debian is rock stable. I like the AUR (Arch Users Repository) on Arch based distros because you can find any app there if it's not in the main repo.
I have a MX Linux shell server and a Manjaro shell server but most of my infrastructure is Ubuntu. The MX Tools are graphical equivalents of various Debian command line tools and for the most part they just call them, apt, dpkg, etc, to get the work done. MX can be run with or without systemd, that is one nice aspect of it, but they are really opposed to any 3rd party software on their platforms, which is an aspect of MX I do not like. By contrast, Ubuntu is extremely friendly to 3rd party even going so far as to provide free private repositories.
I have my own servers, address space, domain names, etc. I started the friendica and hubzilla nodes after getting kicked off of Farcebook for the 3rd time, two days ago I got booted from there for another 30 days for merely suggesting the existence of a free home covid-19 test, just mail a stool sample and I provided Nancy Pelosi's address. Not sure what aspect of Fuckerberg's "community standards" I violated, but I'm absolutely sure I don't care.
@Nanook Yes, Ubuntu is more enterprise and it's most often the choice for servers. Facebook is so horrible that I find it hard to believe people still insist to use it. All the Silicon Valley companies are cancer.