For instructions on bypassing and blocking adblock detectors see bottom of this post
I'm an old ham radio guy, we like to tinker, and of course I've been in pcs since I was 11. Playing in basic on PDP mainframe at my moms job in 80s.
I pay for colocation. But like my fidonet in 80s its out of fun and I have forums and streaming radio no ads on my current server 10 years. Since its colocation I don't pay for hosting "I own the physical box, a Debian server", I just pay rent for the rackspace.
I also use my colocated server for myself moving things around, run a non exit tor node, compiling my scripts to test.
Seed box, ssh to remote desktop of Xwindows to test or proxy. I've got a /29 routed to me, which I tunnel 1 IP to my home as a backup IP "in case"
But it costs money. But I personally don't want strangers paying for my fun, and have to market them to hang out on my forums where its mostly tech talk, security, etc. But its fine however others want to run their sites. But I also like to navigate and have 100% control of my content I'm navigating through.
Before Tim Berners Lee gave away html open sourcing it, but it didn't really catch fire until html 2.0 in 1995.
I also ran an Archie site in early 90s when I had a 386 set up on peachnet.edu in college data center off in a corner on the old 10base2 coax Ethernet. The problem was it wasn't TCP/IP half the damn data center was still using Banyan Vines networking, so dealing with that was a major headache. The dos packet driver was a headache.
For nostalgia, all the Dos networking tools/servers from pre windows. ( http://www.lanet.lv/simtel.net/msdos/lan-pre.html
) , and then Linux a Unix like system inspired by minix popped up and "free" so that's when servers were cheap and easy and private owned isps popped up as it was cheap to buy a portmaster or usr total control rack and use Linux for radius.
I'm just old school. Websites can run however they wish.
I personally have ran colocation since we'll off and on since early 90s. I've hosted doom/quake servers, ftp pirate servers, newsgroup uuencoder auto uploaded but had problems with yencode when it replaced uuencode on the auto stuff and my interest changed again, various stuff, there's the tech forum, the hidden Tor .onion forum, Minecraft server for folks and teamspeak. I'm always playing in something. But to me its fun. I personally don't want others to pay for my fun. I guess when its no longer fun I'll slap an AdSense bar on it and let it make pennies.
Speaking of no fun...Want a real headache setup fidonet on a 486 with wildcat bbs software was a pain, I only had 3 modems :-(
But I paid for 3 phone lines for the hobby.
-------------------------------------------Bypassing or Blocking Adblock detectors
As for servers that try and stop users that run adblock. Noscript plugin will turn off the easy "adblock detector" scripts, mainly used in blogs, WordPress, the small end plugin, easy peasy.
But to get the sophisticated ones here's the solution.
So if a server blocks access cause it detects adblock you have 2 easy choices. 1 is a specialized blocklist you add.
Go Here and add this specialized blocklist: https://adblockplus.org/subscriptions
Scroll down to "Adblock Warning Removal List
removes anti-adblock warnings and other obtrusive messages"
use that special blocklist next to your already used blocklist
Or you can use this
Use Greasemonkey plugin. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefo ... asemonkey/
Then get this script: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/735-a ... iller-reek
So you go to site that blocks access if it detects adblock plugin ,, this script turns off anti-adblock scripts. No more nag.
Icefilms used greasemonkey or used to for the old divx player , to bypass ads and paywall popups on hosting sites.
I recommend both solutions.
Enjoy watching videos without getting nagged during ads, or enjoy favorite news site without nags or paywall blocks ;-)
Yes web freedom goes both ways, web sites can carry whatever content, ads, etc, but as one navigating web you have freedom to pick apart html and web site scripts as you please, remember its "open source" :-P
Enjoy. Remember You use the web, so use it with full control. Don't let it use you.
Support those you wish by all means, and screw the rest.
We're pirates and hackers mixed among you, we don't really conform, personally I'm a pirate, not just movies and videos, mp3, but, pirated leaked source code, software keys, html, php, java, etc if its online it can be manipulated, modified before it touches your browser to strip out DRM and copy protection, and adblock detectors are the simplest to get around.
The easiest is the grease monkey script tells the adblock detector "yup the ads were displayed" so it never activates.