Zap-Hosting were the first ones to actually read the ToS and reach out in a professional manner to the CitizenFX Collective. As far as I can recall, nearly all other GSP have either been evading ToS, working around it via some form of a loophole, and have never contacted the collectives.
The terms of service are there to protect the collectives too, especially after major issues with rockstar. You just cannot profit from FiveM services, nor any external R* related services.
You still have Zap-Hosting. That’s just the way it is. If you do not want to spend the time configuring your server, then that is your fault. A one-click solution is there: Zap-Hosting
The issue is not the MySQL database, nor any external softwares. It’s the FiveM pre-configured pre-templated software that is the issue, and that certainly has a direct correlation with the company profiting.
??? Never seen that happen. I sure hope I never did that
Not really? You still get a blank server, and you still need to do the resource installations. With due respect, garbage in - garbage out. If you are unable to dedicate time into hosting a server, then simply don’t?
Don’t? If Zap-Hosting doesn’t fit your taste, then use a self-hosted solution such as a VPS or even locally on your computer. Nothing is stopping you from doing that - as long as no profit is gained. In addition, I’m certain a wider range of GSP will be included in the future, that is if they have the initial common sense of not working around the ToS and actually contacting the Collectives.