Author: pyratebeard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 22:34:58 +0000
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-Do you self-host? Do you have your own on-site servers that serve your data? or do you use a VPS to host? Is the later really self-hosting?
+Do you self-host? Do you have your own physical servers that serve your sites, or do you use a Virtual Private Server (VPS) to host, and is the later really self-hosting?
-Personally I would still refer to running your website or blog on a VPS as self-hosting. If you have created the VPS, chosen the OS, are the only user with root access, and installed, configured and managing everything yourself then you are self-hosting.
+There are arguments either way. I think that you can refer to running your website or blog on a VPS as self-hosting. If you have created the VPS, chosen the OS, are the only user with root access, and installed, configured and are managing everything yourself then I in my opinion you are self-hosting.
-some people run their own servers
+Maybe at say that because this is what I do. I don't host anything public on my own infrastructure. This blog and my various other online sites are running in "the cloud".
-i don't want my personal ip published, it could change (cloud can have floating ips)
+Some people do run their own servers, and it is something I am interested in. If you want to do that you have to consider not only the purchasing and running costs, but the physical space required. I met somebody years ago who had a rack in their garage which they were slowly filling with blades. The hardware geek in me got very giddy. Unfortunately I do not currently have the space to install an awesome rack and fill it with hardware.
-i run a number of vps
+Running the few sites I have wouldn't actually have to require that much infrastructure. I could probably get a way with a few Raspberry Pis or maybe a tower server or two.
-i do selfhpst some stuff
+One reason I like using a cloud provider is the control over the network, specifically the floating IPs that you can purchase. This is not something I could have if I hosted the hardware myself, my current ISP doesn't provide that option. I have had an ISP in the past which would give you a static IP for a price, that was very useful.
+Do you self-host on your own hardware? I would love to hear about the hardware you use, how you find maintaining everything (especially IPs that potentially change at random), and even why you decided to go down that route.
+Or do you host in the cloud? How complex have you built your cloud infrastructure, and do you have multiple cloud providers or stick with just one?
+You can find ways to contact me on my [homepage](https://pyratebeard.net) if you would to tell me your self-hosting journey.