Raspberry Pi Colocation 2.0

Raspberry Pi Colocation 2.0

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Raspberry can do many of the things a desktop PC can do.The powerful graphics capabilities and HDMi video output make it ideal for multimedia applications such as media centres and narrowcasting solutions.

Now that you have your Raspberry Pi and have played for it for some time you think it might be a good idea to make use of it as a web server ( maybe Nginx 😉 ).

The second thing you think about it is : won’t my home connection either be the bottleneck or have lack of redundancy provided you just have a single home conecction.

If you are a bit demanding you would like to have the network speed of a web hosting dedicated server. But the aforementioned comes at a cost ( that’s what you think of at least) and you think the Raspberry might not be most speedy box out there for the purpose.

Well both premises are false or at least the first one, as the second is arguable depending on your settings and the number of concurrent visits.

It happens that the Austria based webhosting company Edis GmbH, has been offering since 2012 a freebie which consists in the following:
The option of feeding electrically and RJ45 connectivity to the Raspberry ( as well as cooling)



3 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi Colocation 2.0

  1. One of the biggest Dutch hosting providers does Raspberry Pi Colocation for just a few bucks a months. You can even send your own Raspberry Pi and they will place it in their datacenter for free.

    I’m running two DNS servers on two Raspberry Pi’s there and it’s awesome!

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