Hosting a website on a Raspberry Pi

10 October 2019

At the time of writing this post, this website is hosted on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. While it is much, much more capable than the previous revisions of Raspberry Pi's that came before it, it is still slow compared to many VPS's.

On top of the speed, many pieces of software don't work on the Pi due to its processor's armv7l architecture. So far, the list of software that I have tried to deploy on my Pi which haven't worked due to the architecture of its processor includes Gitea and Pleroma.

Despite these disadvantages, I choose to run this website on a Raspberry Pi at home because 1. It is cheaper than renting a VPS in the long term, and 2. I have physical access to the machine and the data on it.

If I ever get Gitea or Pleroma working, I will update this post with how I did it (or make a new one).

Update 04 February 2020: I got Gitea working :D