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    1414 * RoadRunner (TimeWarner) (USA): Very reliable service. Been running web server on 80 for several years. IP changes when cable modem reset (almost never for me). No ports blocked (that I know of). No BW limits, only speed caps. I've got 5Mbps down/384kbps up. Definitely recommend. Running Tor since Jan 06. -- MichaelAnsel
    1515 * [ Speakeasy] allows users to run arbitrary servers without port or traffic volume restrictions. Static IP addresses are offered without question or complaint.
    1716 * [ Slicehost/Rackspace] (a hosting provider, not an ISP) allows running Tor on their servers, but if anybody downloads copyrighted material illegally through Tor, that's a ToS violation. I had an issue with a DMCA (copyright violation) notice triggered by Tor activity exiting through my server, and I had to agree to block the port on which the material was downloaded for them to let me continue running the exit relay. Setting an ExitPolicy that only allows certain ports is probably smart if you don't want to get into trouble. Otherwise, the service is great; each server gets guaranteed 10 Mbps, and the network has never been down in the 6 months I've been a customer. Plans start at US $20/month, reasonably cheap as these things go. Update: 3 March 2010: Approach with caution. I'd love to move my exit node to Slicehost, but after trading several e-mails with a Greg in technical support, I could not get a straight answer about whether Tor complies with the company's AUP. Greg's response when pushed: "Again, we do not recommend this service to be run on our platform. If you have any other questions, please let us know." -- EricB
    1817 * [ Sh3lls] says their dedicated servers can be used for anything legal, as long as the customer handles abuse they're fine
    1918 * [ Blacklotus] allows Tor exits and has (quote management) "pretty liberal abuse handling policies"
    2019 * [ ChunkHost] Good bandwidth, great uptime, excellent support, all around excellent VPS provider.  However they questionable policies about TOR.  They received one DMCA notice and despite the standard response, tell me VPS will be disable with one more notification.  Still working this out. -hRB Jan/2012
     20 * [ HostGator] allowed Tor on VPS and Dedicated at least last year (2011), however you might want to check if this policy still applies. Their phone and live chat support is on 24/7. Hosted an exit relay for a couple of months. I discontinued my VPS because of the heavy price (still a great host though).
     21 * [ Binary CPU] allows Tor nodes. I got a promotional unmetered package and been hosting an exit relay since January 2012.
     22 * [ Tailored VPS] has a [ blog post] about hosting Tor relays so I assumed they allow hosting one. Been their member since late January 2012. Good experience so far.
    2224=== Austria ===
    3840 * (DE) has generous traffic limits (there are contracts including 1TB/Mo) and behaves as I'd expect it from good partners. Some BSA-notice regarding Torrents arrived, they informed me and told me to stop this "illegal activities" and said, after reading and (at least it seems so) understanding my reply explaining Tor with "ok, we won't interfere, your problem".
    3941 * HostEurope: "generell schränken wir die Nutzung nur bei IRC-Diensten ein. TOR-Server können grundsätzlich betrieben werden. Allerdings müssen wir eventuell auftretende Beschwerden dennoch an Sie weiterleiten. Vor allem wenn der Server als Exit-Node fungiert ist es wahrscheinlich dass Beschwerden eingehen werden." I've had a contradicting answer a few days later: "Leider müssen wir Ihnen mitteilen, dass wir aufgrund interner Richtlinien das Hosting für Ihre gewünschten Zwecke ablehnen müssen."
    4144  I had a positive answer again (regarding running TOR on a VPS): "TOR services are allowed, as long as the load on the host system is not getting too big." (1/2012) (but note that numtcpsock are set very low (550) on their VPS)
    4245 * offers cheap and reliable Virtuals Servers with 2GB HDD-space and liberal policies. The cheapest VPS is around 8 Euros. Not useful for high traffic nodes, they limit heavily after 5TB
     46 * [ Fanatical VPS] provides unmetered VPS on 1000mbps line. Fair usage applies. Quoting Nick from the team: "Yes hosting tor relays is allowed, however depending on the VPS you choose you'll probably want to enforce a speed limit". The Micro package fair usage is 1-2mbit a second which I gladly honor. Been hosting an exit relay since November 2011.
    4347 * [ Server4You] (Germany, part of [ Intergenia AG]) hasn't complained about a Tor server (running on a non-virtual server) pushing 300GB/month for more than two years. They only block incoming port 6667. They are hosting more than a dozen Tor servers. -- SvenNeuhaus (2008/01)