What is the cheapest server I can rent to host a small (around 50) user rocketchat group?
I have other servers I initially thought to put it on however after some thought (and testing) 2 of those do heavy encoding so realized that is a bad option as it will lag the chat server . The third one is going to be getting up there in processing use too since I am scaling up my work operation and besides would still prefer encapsulation (separate server) for the chat server anyway ideally.
However this is a 'non profit' thing for work discussion with other users as I have wanted to move away from spyware types of things like discord (where I currently run the group) for a long time to something open source and rocketchat seems to fit the bill nicely. Due to this though all expenditure is a sunk cost for me so I would like the cheapest option available.
I don't want to try and ask the user for 'donations' at this time (if ever) because they already see no point in moving from discord which already works fine for them, and they have other contacts there and are just 'used to it', as most are not concerned about privacy or data mining/spying so just see it as a needless nuisance to move to some unknown (to them) new chat server.
Here are the spec requirements for it. It mentions a small server of 50 active users but my active users are a fraction of the total users base of around 50; there are probably 5-8 daily regular users and the rest in the list come and go sporadically so the requirements are probably very low.
So what do you guys recommend? I know I could get a little rasp pi to host myself at home but I don't like having electronics running 24/7 in my home (I get worried if I am asleep or out that a fire would start or something); much prefer to outsource that for peace of mind.