thank you for the most appreciated outreach and support!
but honestly i upgraded the server because i presently have no time to transition to a more affordable setup-- which will likely mean moving the server to a digitalocean zone which supports their new "blocks" disk storage. so the post was fundamentally to hear any feedback of alternative web services you all use (because i know many of you here are smarter than me about this stuff!)
some day i may consider a donate-to-lines system if i feel lines crosses a sufficient mostly-not-monome threshold.
which is also to say-- if anyone has suggestions for how to make this community even more inclusive and/or invite more varied discussion of other groups-- i'm always interested!