I finally decided to break the bank at $10/month to get a Linode with 1GiB of RAM and a Xeon core. Now I don’t have to hide behind obscurity. Installed a LAMP stack, got ssh working with rsa keys…now I just have to work on installing an SSL certificate and I’m good to go!
I don’t know if my current SSL cert is tied to just the domain name or the server itself…I guess we will have to find out. I really don’t want to pay for a new cert, it wasn’t spectacularly cheap. But, for now this will work. I have my site up on a remote host, it isn’t violating the terms of my ISP, and it can handle a ton more traffic. More to follow later…
UPDATE AS OF 6/21/16:
Linode continues to impress. I have had practically zero downtime as the result of maintenance on their part. I have broken a few things myself…but that’s on me. I added daily backup snapshots for another $2.50 per month. If you don’t mind taking the time to install a LAMP stack or something similar, I can’t recommend Linode enough. It is also easy to access your virtual machine remotely. Even without SSH – just through the Linode login portal.