It's relatively straight-forward to create an encrypted storage volume (e.g. Like so: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-an-encrypted-file-system-on-a-digitalocean-block-storage-volume .) However, since the filesystem is decrypted on boot, and the server's always on, won't the data be sitting on our VPS in plain-text anyway?
Is there any value, at all, to using full-disk encryption on an always-on VPS?
my goal is to make it financially non-viable for the host to access my data and source code. Is disk encryption beneficial in respect of this?