Getting the most out of your Raspberry Pi with colocation


When I wrote about routing web traffic to a Raspberry Pi, I mentioned that most residential ISPs block port 80 -- which is the common web traffic port. Well, there's a great way to get around ISP troubles: Colocating your Raspberry Pi. And pcextreme has you covered with Raspberry Pi Hosting.
Raspberry Pi Hosting is a colocation service where you send in your Raspberry Pi and they house it with many other Pi's while giving proper care and feeding -- 500 GB of bandwidth and power, that is. You get a 100 Megabit upload connection, a free power supply and easy reboots via pcextreme's control panel. And you don't have to worry about your home connection going down or arbitrary port blocking getting in your way when doing some serious business with your Raspberry Pi.
All you need to get started is a Raspberry Pi, a case for it, and a configured OS installed. They say they already have 1,392 Pi's online and another 725 on the way. Apparently, they were previously herding Raspberry Pi's for free, but had to start charging due to demand. The current cost to colocate a Raspberry Pi is €36.00, or about $48 USD, per year. It's hard to find a reliable VPS service for that price. So, what are you waiting for? Ship that Pi out and put it to some good use!