Ah, yes, AntonMcClure.com, the site of Anton McClure, featuring articles primarily written by Anton McClure, of AntonMcClure.com.
All jokes aside, nice article.
I used a DDNS for my home connection for various reasons. I found whilst my home IP address was dynamic it didn’t actually change once in 2 years! Obviously security and reliability make selfhosting not ideal in all scenarios.
A couple points that were brought up on irc:
For me, the main considerations of hosting something at home are:
Hosting at home can be affordably and easily, depending on your needs.
I do host most of my services (except mail) at home and the only downside is when I don’t have access to the Internet like this week. Otherwise it costs nearly nothing as I use raspberry’s but there are downtimes for sure.
But hosting things from home is fun! I don’t dispute any of the points Anton made against it. If reliability is important your stuff is better off in a data centre. I host things out of my house because it gives me that warm fuzzy DIY feeling.
I’ve been looking at prgmr.com and vultr.com for hosting solutions, after deciding against upgrading my home internet by $10/mo just for a server; their smaller offerings are cheaper or equal to that, and they seem like decent machines.