To answer your first question: Yes, I am on furlough, along with almost the entire rest of the FCC.
UPDATE: I have secured new hosting. If the government shutdown keeps up, the move may happen very soon. Keep an eye here for more information.
Now, on to the subject of this post. I am investigating the possibility of moving to new hosting. The problem with that is, of course, that I have been receiving hosting courtesy of my former employer, Luken Communications, on dedicated hardware with no bandwidth limit and 1TB RAID-1 drives. As you might expect, this arrangement would be very expensive were it not being provided to me at no cost.
One option I am considering is upgrading my personal Internet connection (FiOS) to business class and hosting it here. I would build myself a powerful computer and move the site to it. I understand the down sides, such as potential power or service outages due to weather or tripping over cords. But it would be quite a bit cheaper and easier to maintain than something hosted remotely. What other options might there be and might you recommend? I know there are some people who are far more knowledgeable than I am in the RabbitEars audience, so please let me know what you think.