I am very interested in creating my own professional website. It won't be used for any business purposes, but will simply be a lightweight site that will serve my resume/CV, etc., and also a blog.
Now, as I understand from the research I have done, Wordpress itself is simply a content-manager, which enables be to easily build webpages with a plethora of plugins at my disposal. What you actually have to pay for is hosting and a domain name.
Is there anything to be said against hosting my own website? I'd like to get an Apache server up and running on my Raspberry Pi3, install wordpress, and simply run it from my home. This should only be a few dollars a year for a domain name, and that's it.
Is there anything to be said against this? Seems like a reasonable choice that will save money. As I said, the site will be lightweight - I will have a 64gb sd in my pi as the drive, and it has 1gb ram, so it may not be super quick with a wordpress installation but I think that's probably alright.
My plan would be something like this;
- Configure Pi and install apache
- install wordpress
- do whatever port forwarding needs to be done
- buy domain name, $12/year from Google
- find a solution to the dynamic IP problem... perhaps just use no-ip and point my domain there?
And I think that's it, no? Of course I would also have some kind of automatic cloud backup running, maybe just to a google drive or something.
Assuming the technical know-how isn't an issue, why would someone not do this? Any advice?