We often talk here about different hosting solutions. Where to go? But there is one solution that no one ever talks about is self-hosting.
Let me tell you about my personal experience. I held 8 years with this solution but I have the chance it is true to have a reliable internet connection and especially a fixed ip.
The first 8 years with my Dolphin website worked well with a i7 body and 32 GB of ram.
When I created my second site with UNA the body i7 is quickly shown insufficient. I then transferred everything to OVH with a Xeon E2 and 64 Gb of RAM for something like $ 100 a month. It was a test period, it worked very well.
Now, I just upgraded my old personal server with something equivalent, the new body i9 8 hearts 16 threads 3.5 - 5Ghz and 12Mo cache, new motherboard of course, and at first 32 GB DDR4 3200 mhz It is true that it cost me more or less $ 1000 but this investment will be amortized in less than a year.
I just transferred everything home again and it works well now, I still have the reserve in that I can extend the Ram +32 GB easily when needed.
In addition, my provider has just switched the connection to 50/7 which was already working very well at 400/20 Mbps which is more than enough.
So what are the disadvantages? Maybe it's scary, but yet there's no reason, a server is nothing more than a powerful pc. A good case well ventilated, a good food, a good processor, the ram and it rolls. Installing Ubuntu Server is a breeze. With the connections we have today, this is simple enough to achieve and effective and ultimately cheap.
So I'm wondering, why am I all alone using this solution, tell me, what disadvantages do you see here?