On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Tim McNamara <mcnamara....@gmail.com>wrote:
> I don't know if anyone else feels like this, but everytime I see a VPS
> being used for a website I wonder why people are willing to spend so much
> money for such small requirements. Re-purposing an old laptop seems much
> more effective.
> Let's look at the direct costs of having a laptop running on a shelf in
> the garage.
Rather than re-purposing an old laptop, the parallel thread a few days ago
on raspberry pi springs to mind here.
I have never had much luck with dynamic dns in terms of reliability but I
checked with my ISP and I can get a fixed IP for $10 per month on top of my
regular connection which is certainly cheaper than a VPS. I need to do a
simple django site for a friend so I might try with my pi and see how it
goes. Sadly there is no danger of the site blowing my traffic cap.