Would it be possible to ignore the pricing of the static IP address and just an exteral domain name service that supports dynamic IP address combined with and just relying on virtualhosts? Especially for low traffic sites or static sites, this seems ideal. As their likely all being served by the same raspberry pi anyway, no?
I’ve been considering if I want to load up all my stuff on CDNs, or if I’d rather host it on a tiny webserver somewhere. And then I read up on web caching, and CDNs don’t cut it for me. I really like the idea of a browser storing a copy and occasionally checking if it is fresh. We have clear headers to do this, which means if a browser is cool, most folks won’t ever need to download a page from me after the first time, unless it’s changed.
CDNs kinda do this at the network layer, but I like browser caching, as it is closer to building a syncing hypertext archive, and that’s mah goal!
Okay, so what does that have to do with this? We’ll, I would like to build up interi as a hypertext repository that takes the best steps to sustaining itself responsibly. Solar-powered low-energy device with information architecture to support best practices… that appeals to me greatly!
It doesn’t give me any thoughts or data to share, unfortunately. I mean, I don’t need a dedicated IP, but I don’t know how big images get. Really, it’s about images. Will I eventually host all the images online? I don’t know. But maybe it makes sense for them to be stored elsewhere. Or maybe it is slow enough to build up more drives later, as needed.
I wanted to point something out: when I mirror a repo from GitHub onto ATC, the page loads immediately. It was noticeable then, but I just now put it together that ATC is at your house! That means the RPi works great, but also your pipe brought down ~100MB, near instantly!
This is what I keep struggling with. Yes it would be cheaper to have a couple terabytes of storage here, but we put our pictures up on a server for redundancy. Dropbox, for all it’s annoying things, has things backed up everywhere. If I had drives here, and my house fell down, data would be lost.
If we did a data backup somewhere on a service… then it kind of begs the question to just put the content there in the first place.