Self Hosting

Started by raplys, 08-25-2020

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  08-25-2020, 11:18 PM
#1
Hi Guys,

I'm currently creating a wordpress based portfolio site for my web design company. I have domain rights, and considering traffic will be very low (if not zero) is it really worth me buying a hosting package?

I'm considering using my raspberry pi to host the site on and keep it on all the time.

Thoughts?

  08-25-2020, 11:24 PM
#2
I'm not sure a pi would have enough horsepower, you can run on a low powered PC if you use something like ubuntu and cyberpanel..

  08-26-2020, 06:02 AM
#3
Coming from someone who ran his own web hosting company and web design agency, yes, pay for hosting. Depending on what part of the world you are in ISP's do not allow this. The bandwidth can cause lots of fees.

IF you can not afford a $3/mo hosting plan you should up your pricing.

Also its nice to be able to offer hosting for clients you build websites for.

I can help you setup everything and automate the entire client process for setting up web hosting packages etc depending on your budget.

For me, selling a $3,000 WordPress site covers my dedicated server for the year and any other jobs are all profit.

  08-27-2020, 06:26 PM
#4
Id say go for a vps server

  09-26-2020, 02:22 PM
#5
I found a free hosting site awwwardspsace.com but they don't allow outbound server requests or inbound from servers which becomes a problem for a lot of plugins so you might as well shell out the $.03/month or whatever insanely cheap server prices to get your site up if you have low/no traffic especially!

  09-27-2020, 08:40 PM
#6
Pi wouldn't be enough right now but there are some really cheap providers out there but it depends on what country you live in. Some countries are easier than others to get hosting. You could try to set your hosting up on a google drive if it will be very low bandwidth and you don't need much functionality.

  09-30-2020, 12:40 AM
#7
If you still wanted to host your own site then a old'ish laptop or base unit would be the way to go. You would want to have a firewall between your ISP modem and your internal network as DNS forwarding to your home internet connection can cause alot of unwanted inbound traffic you would need to block. Something like pfSense would be a good choice but then that needs another dedicated computer, unless you already have that setup then now your looking at adding extra cost. Also the cost of power to run them and as WABO has said you could be violating your ISP's TOS.

Hostinger are currently running some seriously good deals right now... Just my thoughts.


All the best. Stay safe.

  09-30-2020, 08:53 AM
#8
Bookmarking this post, really good discussion going on

  09-30-2020, 01:08 PM
#9
The Pi is great if you just want to host some things for yourself like Sonarr/Radarr/rTorrent/ruTorrent and/or Nextcloud but as for some kind of reseller hosting, the CPU on the RPi4 kinda blows. It's not horrible but everything has to be available to the armhf architecture, instead of the x64 that we're used to.

  09-30-2020, 07:37 PM
#10
Nonsense to use raspberry, there's no power enough to cope with speed for loading pages

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