Looking to try Hetzner decicated hosting server and given my recent forays with FreeBSD. After browsing a bit I picked a EX41S, it should be able to run FreeBSD, 64G memory, some about of drivesspace.
Since I don't have any kind of major plans for the server most other parameters are, in this day and age, a bit over any of my goals.
The cost of the server is €48.75/month with a one time setup fee that's €98.75. It's not exactly nothing but I'll survive the extra expense for some time, and it's a large enough expence that I'll notice it. So not bad at all.
So right now I'm awaiting hetz doing something.. That's the disadvantage of ordering something physical too late on a friday :-)
Of course, ordering stuff on a friday evening is fine .. But not if it's your first purchase, the initial delay is, understandably, somewhat lengthier than the delay I usually experience when ordering a VPS (aka. virtual machine). Also since it's a physical machine (aka. dedicated hosting) there might have to be some actual physical installation going on, so some initial delay is definitely expected.