I re­cently set up an ac­count on Hetzner - thanks Jan-Lukas Else! Their pric­ing is much more af­ford­able than Digital Ocean or Linode over the course of 12 months for some­one pay­ing in INR. I might ac­tu­ally go some­where with this, not sure yet.

Today, all I did was lock down the VPS, set up Nginx and aim to get an A (or above) rat­ing on Mozilla’s Observatory. That went well, even though it took about 2 to 3 hours! 😀

My sta­tic site (the one you’re read­ing!) runs on Vercel and scores an abysmal D on the Observatory. I have opened a re­quest on their dis­cus­sion board to pos­si­bly get an im­proved rat­ing from the get-go for all sites.

Update (2020-07-02): Fixed links.