I am looking for a good hoster to set up my own ipfs node. It seems clear to me that I could use any hoster who supports server hosting. – But do you know of hosters being particlularly P2P-friendly or with special conditions for setting up ipfs nodes?
Whoever you choose you should ensure that you block outgoing connections to the private address ranges. If you’re on linux you can do this with:
iptables -I OUTPUT -d 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 -j REJECT iptables -I OUTPUT -d 172.16.0.0/255.240.0.0 -j REJECT iptables -I OUTPUT -d 192.168.0.0/255.255.0.0 -j REJECT iptables -I OUTPUT -d 169.254.0.0/255.255.0.0 -j REJECT
If you don’t do this your provider might consider that you are attempting to spam/attack other nodes on their network and become unfriendly.