This page aims to list community experiences with Tor and various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around the world. Some ISPs are Tor-friendly, some are not. Some are competent and clueful about Tor or about security in general. Let us know!

Be sure to provide useful information like how much bandwidth you pushed, whether you thought the deal was cheap or expensive, how hard you had to work to make them understand what's going on, how long your server has been running, and whether you'd recommend them to others. Also include dates.

Since non-exits do not attract complaints, it should be fine to run them without contacting the hoster first. Make sure you understand their policies regarding bandwidth, especially on "unlimited" (fair use) contracts. For exit relays, you should read the fine Tor Exit Guidelines first.

For network diversity and stronger anonymity, you should avoid providers and countries that already attract a lot of Tor capacity. Metrics is a great tool that allows you to group probabilities by country and AS (autonomous systems), so you can more easily identify networks you want to avoid.

Try to avoid the following hosters:

  • OVH SAS (AS16276)
  • Online S.a.s. (AS12876)
  • Hetzner Online GmbH (AS24940)
  • DigitalOcean, LLC (AS14061)

Note: This page is currently being revamped. If you would like to help out please see #31063.

Good Experiences

Austria

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
UPC Austria GmbH - - Yes Yes (ISP) does not care what their customers do at all (unless you have a business connection) 12/2011
Silver Server GmbH - - Yes Yes Forwards abuse. Hosts already some big exit/entry nodes which seem to have no problems. Very expensive traffic. 12/2011
Tele2 Austria GmbH - - Yes Yes Forwards abuse at business connections, good quality traffic, does not like "proxys" on private lines. Cheap synchronous (SDSL) connections. 12/2011
A1(former Telekom Austria) - - Yes No Does not like Abuse (in any form) at all. Seems to give out customer data at alleged abuse. Not recommended but cheap. 12/2011
xpirio GmbH - - Yes ? In general rather relaxed at all services, but better get in touch with their (very understanding) support when you expect abuse. 12/2011

Bulgaria

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
VPS.BG - Yes Yes Yes They don't collect any personal info and you can pay in bitcoin. 01/11/2016

Canada

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
TekSavvy - Yes Yes ? has a server-friendly Internet Use Policy (e.g., running a Tor relay) and has taken a stand in favor of net neutrality 2008/12
CloudatCost.ca - Yes Yes ? operated by Fibernetics, has liberal abuse handling policies AUP, however Tor is not explicitly allowed. 2015/02
oneprovider - Yes Yes Yes They are reselling dedicated servers in many locations around the world. Abuse handling differs depending on the provider from which they resell. 2016/06

Czech Republic

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
T-Systems` - Yes Yes ? - -

France

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Online.net AS12876 Yes Yes Yes The account holder is responsible for all the traffic going through theirs servers. 01/28/2019
Gandi VPS - Yes Yes Yes Gandi send some abuse complaints to Exit relays, but they do not stop the server, and when you tell them your server is a Tor Exit relay, they say it is OK. They ask Exit relays to use the standard Reduced Exit Policy -
OVH Kimsufi - Yes Yes No Changed their TOS in July 2013 and allow Tor as long as they don't notice illegal activities. Exit nodes would eventually be shut down, but relays are allowed. Octave Klaba, CEO of OVH said himself that the TOS have been changed to make them clearer about the use of Tor. Many relays are currently running on Kimsufi servers -
Digicube - Yes Yes Yes - -
Pulse Servers - Yes Yes Yes VPS uses OVH AS. You can build ANY kind tor relays. 05/01/2016

Finland

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Creanova AS51765 Yes Yes No - 12/19/2018
TeliaSonera Finland AS1759 Yes Yes No - 03/26/2016

Germany

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Weesly - Yes Yes Yes Note that you should let them know about your intention when ordering a server or in advance. 06/2013
EUServ - - Yes No They have a bad support, but if you know how to maintain your server, this ISP is a good choice. -
IPX-Server - Yes Yes - - -
Keyweb - - Yes Yes - -
Afterburst - - Yes No - -
myLoc Managed IT AS31010, AS24961 Yes Yes No - 2018-10-25
linevast - Yes Yes Yes Only allowed on dedicated servers 13/11/2015
Server4You - Yes Yes No Part of Intergenia AG), I've asked Server4You support and they state servers with complaints about Tor will be canceled immediately (see the quote in the "Bad Experience" section) -
Hetzner - - Yes No Offers good dedicated root servers for a good price. -
Contabo - Yes Yes Yes Has no restriction for relays or exit nodes. However, possible abuse complaints will be forwarded to the owner and need to be addressed. 2018/06
Strato - - Yes No Exit-Nodes are prohibited by their general terms and conditions -
PraHost - - Yes Yes Stated in November 2014 that they allow exit nodes if abuse complaints are handled. Suspends the server if no "valid" action (read: blocking) is taken within 24 hours of an abuse ticket. Their ticket system does not reliably handle email replies, use the web interface instead. 2017-10-31
DomainFactory - - Yes No - -
NetCologne - - Yes Yes - -

Hong Kong

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
hosthatch AS36351 Yes Yes No Their Hong Kong VPS type is OpenVZ,and ISP is SoftLayer. VPS locate in Pacnet's data centers, Hong Kong. - 05/01/16

Hungary

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
ServerAstra AS56322 Yes Yes Yes They only say you should answer abuse requests in 24h. ISP has re-confirmed by e-mail that exit nodes are acceptable, with "strict" exit node policies. 2014-10-15

Iceland

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
1984Hosting - Yes Yes Yes - -
FlokiNET (AS200651) Yes Yes Yes Sponsor enn.lu and saveyourprivacy exit nodes -
orangewebsite - Yes Yes Yes? - -

Italy

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Fastweb - Yes Yes Yes - -
Prometeus - Yes Yes No - -
ArubaCloud /Aruba - Yes Yes Yes TOS generically indicate that the operator is responsible for all the activities on the machine. Read more -
SelfServer by Enter - Yes Yes Yes Uncomfortable due to old CentOS 6.10, NATed IPv4-only networking, ports other than the well-known are filtered. Abuse complaints need to go through their support service 11/2018

Latvia

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Yourserver - Yes Yes ? Support team will allow relay/exit but TOR Traffic is throttled to 5Mbps speed. If your Exit relay receive too much complaints, they will ask to you to stop or otherwise they will suspend. 2015/03/06

Lithuania

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Baltic Servers - Yes Yes Yes All abuse mails they got yielded support tickets -

Mexico

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Axtel - Yes Yes ? Currently some Guard / Middle nodes are running in Axtel network 2019

Moldova

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
MivoCloud - Yes Yes No - 09/13/16
Trabia - Yes Yes Yes - 08/13/17
AlexHost - Yes Yes Yes - 07/21/2014

Netherlands

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
XS4ALL AS3265 Yes Yes Yes Abuse can result in temporary blocks, therefore they recommend to use an dedicated IP address for exit nodes 06/16/15
verelox AS12876 Yes Yes Yes - 5/16
HostHatch AS42708 Yes Yes No - 05/01/16
Ziggo AS9143 Yes Yes Yes - 05/24/2016
LiteServer AS60404 Yes Yes Yes Can pay with Bitcoin. While their AUP doesn't allow tor exit nodes (see here), they make an exception if your exit-node has a reduced exit policy. And you must leave a note to them that you are running a exit-node. "We allow tor exit nodes as long you run a limited exit policy (block SMTP) to avoid abuse. 12/26/2018
i3D - Yes Yes Yes Allows also exits, if abuse is handled properly 08/13/2017
KoDDoS AS206264 Yes Yes Yes Bitcoin accepted. 10/12/2017
Worldstream AS49981 Yes Yes No - 02/06/2019
LeaseWeb - Yes Yes Yes - -
Novogara - Yes Yes Yes Explicitly allows Tor exit nodes and forwards abuse/DCMA, but their network isn't the most stable. You need to email them for a custom offer. They also accept Bitcoin/UKash/CashU -
Netrouting` - Yes Yes No ISP has confirmed by e-mail that exit nodes are NOT acceptable. 2014-10-15
DirectVPS - Yes Yes ? - -
Versio - Yes Yes No - 2013
CyberBunker - Yes Yes Yes Customers can remain anonymous. -
SnelServer - Yes Yes Yes Abuse complaints must be responded to within 24 hours or the system automatically suspends your account until you do. 2014
ChmuraNet - Yes Yes Yes Allows anonymous users to run tor exits. Abuse issues will be forwarded. Make sure to tell them that you're running an exit 09/2014

New Zealand and Australia

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
HostHatch AS36351 Yes Yes No Their VPS location is: Sydney, AU - Equinix IBX SY3 Data Center.Their ISP is:SoftLayer network, which includes primary transit from Telstra and peering with Equinix, Pipe-IX, NSW-IX and Megaport. -
Rimu hosting - Yes Yes Yes Have servers in N.Z.; Sydney; London; and Dallas. Locations may vary, but quite happy with the specific Oz/NZ query. -

Poland

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Hitme.net.pl - Yes Yes Yes - 12/06/2017
Hostowisko.pl - Yes Yes ? - 27/08/2013
Exone - Yes Yes ? - 28/08/2013
e24cloud - Yes Yes ? - 01/10/2013
hostinger.pl - Yes Yes Yes 02/10/2013
statnet.pl - No No No Used to allow Tor-relays, but now is blocking Tor activity 12/06/2017
IQ PL - Yes Yes Yes They allow running exit node on collocated dedicated server -
Slask DataCenter - Yes Yes Yes - 21/02/2018

Romania

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
m247.ro - Yes Yes Yes - 12/14/15
Voxility - Yes Yes ? Read more 2015 tor-talk thread 04/2015
JavaPipe - Yes Yes ? - 04/2016
MilesWeb - Yes Yes No Plans in Romania and also have data centers in USA and UK with 24x7 free support. 03/2017

Sweden

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Dataclub - Yes Yes Yes Your Exit should use Reduced Exit Policy 2016/06/30
HostHatch AS42708 Yes Yes No - 2016/05
TeliaSonera - Yes Yes ? TeliaSonera is also big in Sweden and deliver where other ISPs can't. -
PRQ - Yes Yes Yes - -
Portlane - Yes Yes Yes Previously provided connectivity for ThePirateBay, OpenBitTorrent tracker et al. Handles abuse according to "Swedish praxis". -
Yourserver - Yes Yes ? Support team will allow relay/exit but TOR Traffic is throttled to 5Mbps speed. If your Exit relay receive too much complaints, they will ask to you to stop or otherwise they will suspend. 2015/03/06

Switzerland

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Solar Communications Gmbh AS197988 Yes Yes No "We allow to place Tor routers, but don't allow to place Tor exit nodes." This applies to all their partners, who actually sell Solar's services to the public, namely: Server & cloud, CoinsHost, Incloudibly, Cloudcom, AtomDrive. Cryptocurrencies are accepted. 12/04/2015
fsit - Yes Yes Yes - 11/2015

Slovenia

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Tus Hosting - Yes Yes Yes They just simply forward DMCA notices to us to handle (or ignore) them -

Ukraine

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
UrDN - Yes Yes Yes free speech hoster, allows anything but spam/scam. Abuse always forwarded. 10/08/2015
Colocall - Yes Yes Yes - -

United Kingdom

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
Gigatux - Yes Yes Yes They actually run their own relay named Gigatux. They also offer servers in the US, Germany, and Israel. -
Clustered.net - Yes Yes Yes - -
Bitfolk - Yes Yes Yes They are very knowledgable and understand Tor and its uses. They are hot on spam and abuse so advise changing the default exit (good idea in the UK anyhow). Any DMCA notices received were simply forwarded on without agro -
RapidSwitch - Yes Yes ? - 07/2014

US

Company/ISP ASN Bridges Relay Exit Comments Last Updated
2HOST - Yes Yes Yes(?) Vague AUP/Abuse handling 10/15/14
Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Yes Yes No - -
AmeriNOC - Yes Yes Yes - -
Arvixe - Yes Yes Yes - 06/19/13
Axigy - Yes Yes Yes - -
Blacklotus - Yes Yes Yes Liberal abuse handling policies -
BuyVM.net AS53667 Yes Yes Yes New Tor rules here. All relays are fine if you follow the steps. -
Catalyst Host - ? No No "If you are interested in hosting either, you can ask us about a dedicated server." 10/01/14
ChunkHost - Yes Yes ? Questionable DMCA handling 01/01/12
Cyberonic - Yes Yes ? - -
Datawagon AS27176 Yes Yes Yes Customers are forwarded abuse complaints to handle themselves 03/06/19
DreamHost - Yes Yes ? - 11/29/17
Ethr.net - Yes Yes Yes - -
Evolucix - Yes Yes No(?) - -
Future Hosting - Yes Yes No - 09/01/14
HostGator - No No No - -
HostHatch AS46562 Yes Yes No Their vps isp are mixed include: QuadraNet, nLayer, AboveNet, Inteliquent, Atrato Networks and open peering with the entire Any2LA and Atlanta TIE networks. 05/01/16
HostUS AS25926 Yes Yes No - 10/16/14
IPXcore - Yes Yes No - -
Luna Node - Yes Yes No - 05/01/14
OVH AS16276 Yes Yes ? - 12/31/14
Oplink.net - Yes Yes No - 09/03/15
Psychz.net - Yes Yes Yes Very Exit friendly. Standard Tor response will resolve abuse issues. 10/07/15
PulseServers AS16276 Yes Yes Yes Exit-friendly. 05/01/16
RamNode AS3842 Yes Yes No - 11/03/14
Server Complete - ? ? No - 11/03/14
Softlayer - Yes Yes ? - -
Slicehost/Rackspace - Yes Yes No Host, not an ISP -
Sh3lls - Yes Yes No - -
SolarVPS - Yes Yes Yes - -
SeedVPS - Yes Yes No - -
Tailored VPS - Yes Yes Yes(?) - -
VPS6.NET - Yes Yes No - -
VPSWebServer.com - Yes No ? - -
Inerail - Yes Yes Yes Tor only allowed on dedicated/colocation -
CondoInternet ISP - Yes Yes Yes - -
DigitalOcean - Yes Yes No - -
PhoenixNap / Secured Servers - Yes Yes No - 08/01/14
Vultr AS20473 Yes Yes No When asked directly they will claim they do support Tor exits but will pull the rug out from under you later on. This has happened to at least two exit operators. -
ChicagoVPS - Yes Yes No Tor bridge/relay is allowed on the whole VPS range. Any VPS running Exit nodes will be suspended without prior notice. 15/01/15
Xmission - Yes Yes Yes - 01/28/15
blackpulsehosting - Yes Yes No - 10/25/15
MonkeyBrains AS32329 Yes Yes Yes Only offers colocation, no cheap VPS option. 1/14/19