We should choose a good host for the instance.
First option for ethics/privacy (green/Iceland has best free speech laws) is https://1984hosting.com/product/vps/ but they are too costly.
Second option would be https://www.gandi.net/hosting/ but still bit costly. We run poddery.com with them and they are pretty good.
Third option is https://www.scaleway.com/ which offer very cheap hosting from France. I think we can start with a starter VPS for now as their other vps products are yet to launch. We can scale as we grow.