Hi, I´m Jan-Peter from Hostsharing eG the only german webhosting coop since 2001. www.hostsharing.net. Our website is currently german only, but we are preparing an english overview.
Members are the workers as also the customers, We don´t sell services to non-members. I´m not a techie, but activley involved in different coops since 30 years. At hostsharing eG, I´m networking with the platform coop movement and the green community.
Most members of Hostsharing eG are IT specialists and web designers, which want to share a common owned IT Infrastructure. Since our founding, we are running our own server hardware with a LAMP stack. Beside our IT members, we also have coop lovers as members, which may only host a wordpress blog or similar.
Web hosting with self owned server hardware is currently very competitive, but to own the full stack incl. hardware is our DNA.
We are currently in the state to renew our internal administration software including the API for our IT members.
If there is somebody in this group who has experiences with Salt for configuration management, some of our techies would probably be interested for an exchange of experiences.
PS to Chris from Webarchitects: I will remind our techies for your offer to exchange experience for coop based web hosting :-))