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Your Own Dedi for $5/mo? You Can With a Raspberry Pi From RPI Servers!

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

What’s the cheapest dedicated server you can possibly get?  You might think of a provider like Kimsufi, but there are providers offering dedis below even their rock-bottom offerings.  We’re not talking here about Xeons or even ATX-cased Core2Duos.  Rather, we’re referring to the Raspberry Pi.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 8 years, you’ve at least heard the phrase “Raspberry Pi”.  The RPi is a single-board, all-in-one computer that is roughly the size of a credit card.  Priced under $100 (and for some models, under $40), they offer a lot of power in a small form factor.  For example, the current RPi Model 4 has a 1.5Ghz 64-bit quad-core ARM processor, up to 8GB of RAM, on-board Wifi/Ethernet/Bluetooth, USB 3.0, and dual-monitor HDMI 4K support.

You won’t be getting Ryzen performance on these systems and since you’re typically running on SD cards, I/O can be quite limited, but given the size and low power requirements, these little systems are marvels.

Raspberry Pi in a Datacenter?

From a performance perspective, you may often be better off running a plain old VPS given the Xeon-to-ARM performance advantage.  However, there’s something tantalizing about having your own dedi server where you can max out the CPU for as long as you like, not to mention the novelty factor of saying “yeah, my site runs on a Raspberry Pi”.

RPI Servers

Recently, I saw a post on LowEndTalk from @AlienData_Josh announcing a new brand called RPI Servers, offering hosted Raspberry Pis in Texas.  These little guys come with unmetered bandwidth (but if you’re planning on sustained load, please work with them to set an appropriate limit) and you can connect thumb drives or external USB.

RPI Servers accepts PayPal, Credit Cards via Stripe, and BitCoin.  First month is prorated after the 6th.

If you decide you want a Pi in the sky, be sure to tell us in the comments below how it goes!

Read on to see the offer and learn more!

Raspberry Pi 4
4GB RAM/16GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $5/mo
  • [ORDER]

Raspberry Pi 4
4GB RAM/256GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $7.50/mo
  • [ORDER]

Raspberry Pi 4
8GB RAM/256GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $10/mo
  • [ORDER]

 

I'm Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

11 Comments

  1. taff:

    According to the link at: https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?gid=6
    $5; $7.50; & $10; get you:
    4GB/16GB; 4/256; 8/256 Gigs of RAM and Storage.

    October 20, 2020 @ 1:08 am | Reply
  2. Sebastian:

    Is there some Typo/Copy Paste issue?
    Or why is the 8GB/256GB cheaper than the 8GB/16GB?

    October 20, 2020 @ 1:52 am | Reply
    • Jerrod:

      Yeah, I think there’s an issue with the descriptions and links.
      They’ve got some very similar offers listed on their main RPI Servers page: https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?gid=6

      It seems like quite an interesting option, especially for those that need more drive space than CPU performance. That goes doubly so if they’ll plug in a thumb drive or other USB drive if you ship it to them. Sounds very interesting to me!

      October 20, 2020 @ 2:05 am | Reply
    • All fixed, sorry about that.

      October 20, 2020 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  3. Jon:

    Test IP?

    October 20, 2020 @ 2:17 am | Reply
    • DataIdeas_Josh:

      pingapi.rpiservers.com

      October 20, 2020 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  4. fedor:

    all order links points to the same pid=18 (4/16 plan)

    October 20, 2020 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  5. Andrew Glodek:

    All Oot of stock :(

    October 22, 2020 @ 5:19 am | Reply
  6. Mr. ABC:

    Possible to run Restareming type Software ?

    October 22, 2020 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

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