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EchoBase is hosted on the cloud platform DigitalOcean. If you are looking to host something of your own, and you have never signed up with DigitalOcean before, simply use my referral link to sign up! You'll get free DO credit just for using the link, and DO will give me a referral bonus, which will be applied directly to my monthly EchoBase hosting costs. See referral program details here.