@cryptoninja this can be done with Sia drive. You can mount Sia like a hard drive and have a vps point to it for the files. But I think you'd have to leave the wallet unlocked leaving your files kind of exposed on the vps.
You could make a dead man script to lock wallet though probably.
Indeed it is good for the renters.
However SIA can not function and ever go large if the revenue generated from hosting space cannot even cover cost of electricity and the capex of HW investment. At the moment that is unfortunately the case. If you host, and want to have contracts opended agains your host, you will have to set your price @anything between 15-20 SC, and wait for months to the space to be utilized.
I'm hoping that the tech will evolve and there will be good 3rd party usecases building on that to generate more storage demand
@Stas Firstly, we know. Secondly, chill out, we already know. Thirdly, if you don't or you post in announcements again I will have to ban. Also it's important to remember that no dev team members come to the forum so you're cursing a volunteers right now.