After all facts are on the table, I can start to build the foundation. For this purpose, a wide variety of services were set up, first and foremost web hosting. In the beginning, this was done using existing UNIX-based servers until they reached the end of their lifespan. Thus, a standalone setup was necessary, which meant that a lot of time was spent on securing Apache and MariaDB. After that, a German-based hoster was contracted to do the web hosting, which shrunk the ongoing maintenance of these measures to a minimum. The entire setup was completely migrated within one day.