This sites now hosted on my very own virtual dedicated server. The performance so far has been great and it’s nice to be able to tweak virtually anything. It’s kind of still like renting and you can get in trouble if you break things too much but as long as you don’t bother your neighbors and you pay your bills, it’s no big deal. Unfortunately there are some restrictions (for example I can’t really run my own mail server due to spam concerns). Not a big deal though…
I’m planning to add some features like a jabber server and some “portal” type applications. I’ve already got a web proxy frontend installed and a social bookmarking client (called Scuttle) installed. Fun stuff. At some point, I’ll be able to consolidate all of my work onto a single server.
I’ve got to finish studying up on my German (I got nothing done this week so I’m cramming again).