I spent my "free time" the last few days standing up a new sever on linode. It's been a year or so since I've run a built my own server. I have some potential projects popping up where I felt it was a good idea to flex that muscle again.
My current site is based on the Varbase distribution and I like the time it saves me from a development standpoint, but there are costs from a performance standpoint you take a hit. I want to really take a day or 2 to look at Varbase vs Lightning vs Vanilla Drupal 9. The reason I wanted on its own sever is to better evaluate perforce issues.