This website is hosted on small ARM based computer called Raspberry PI. Raspberry Pi is Linux based PC with 800 MHz ARM CPU and 512 MB of RAM. Its performance can be compared to the modest smartphone available in 2013. The most interesting thing about Raspberry Pi is its price – 35$ for the board, and almost no power consumption.
Despite that CleanSoft in specialized in .NET development we decided to try out this idea and dive into Linux, PHP, MySQL world. Our goal was to create web server with as little maintenance required as possible and with full control over environment. Shared hosting environments are cheap but doesn’t provide control over operating system, cloud based hosting or dedicated server is too expensive to run website like this. Continue reading