It's funny when people scream about privacy but then, when they are pointed to a paid (but privacy respecting service) they scream about that too.
Hosting isn't free. Electricity isn't free.
Either do it yourself or expect to repay the ones that are providing the services.
Whilst on the topic, @jerry should set up a ko-fi or similar so we could help him with feeding the server overlords. I heard they're hungry.
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