I am considering starting a Raspberry Pi colocation service. I am wondering if anyone on this forum would be interested and how much you would be willing to pay per month if any at all. If I do start a colocation service, the first 50 users will defiantly have the first year free. And am not sure yet if I would charge for this so please leave your feedback in the comments. The service would allow you to host a Raspberry Pi at our central site hooked up to a static IP address and a fast internet connection. It would be similar to this service (

 

 Edit: Ignore the typo "free" in the votebox, it should be fee. Sorry Hi everyone,I am considering starting a Raspberry Pi colocation service. I am wondering if anyone on this forum would be interested and how much you would be willing to pay per month if any at all. If I do start a colocation service, the first 50 users will defiantly have the first year free. And am not sure yet if I would charge for this so please leave your feedback in the comments. The service would allow you to host a Raspberry Pi at our central site hooked up to a static IP address and a fast internet connection. It would be similar to this service ( httpraspberrycolocation.com/ ).Edit: Last edited by hahahaha on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:13 am, edited 2 times in total

is this a Typo ? Would you be willing to pay a small free for a Raspberry Pi colocation service?

 

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is this a Typo ? Would you be willing to pay a small free for a Raspberry Pi colocation service?

 

 Colocation/collocation may refer to:

 

 Colocation (business), the placement of several entities in a single location

 Co-location (satellite), the placing of two or more geostationary communications satellites in orbit in close proximity

 The provision of computing services in a third-party colocation centre

 Being in more than one place at the same time (a physical location and virtual location or multiple telepresence appearances)

 Collocation, in corpus linguistics, a sequence of words that often occur together

 Collocation in phraseology, a phrase where the choice of one word determines which other words appear in the expression

 Collocation method, used in mathematics to solve differential and integral equations

 Collocation of remote sensing measurements

 Collocation to make two persons meet for teaming on one site Yes there is a typo in the vote box, but now there is no way to change that. A colocation service like the one here. ( Yes there is a typo in the vote box, but now there is no way to change that. A colocation service like the one here. ( httpraspberrycolocation.com/ ). There is currently no free colocation services anymore that I can find that are not active and accept customers in the United States and most of the world

I've corrected the poll question

 Pi colo is one of those things that seems kinda cool but it would have to be very cheap to compete with the cheap VM deals that are out there which I strongly suspect will give better performance. VM hosting also has the advantage of nearly always having better recovery options than bottom of the barrel colo/dedicated products

I've corrected the poll question

 Pi colo is one of those things that seems kinda cool but it would have to be very cheap to compete with the cheap VM deals that are out there which I strongly suspect will give better performance. VM hosting also has the advantage of nearly always having better recovery options than bottom of the barrel colo/dedicated products. Hi Plugwash,

 

 I would agree with most of your points, and I myself run many VPSs. But most of the users of this potential service do not care as much for the power of the device, and many already have Raspberry Pi's that they are not already using or maybe some want a root server or are just experimenting with the Raspberry Pi not servers in general. They probably in general are not interested in an actual server or may not have enough knowledge for it or may possibly want to learn how to manage a server. Also, look at the demand for this service here ( Hi Plugwash,I would agree with most of your points, and I myself run many VPSs. But most of the users of this potential service do not care as much for the power of the device, and many already have Raspberry Pi's that they are not already using or maybe some want a root server or are just experimenting with the Raspberry Pi not servers in general. They probably in general are not interested in an actual server or may not have enough knowledge for it or may possibly want to learn how to manage a server. Also, look at the demand for this service here ( httpraspberrycolocation.com/ ), even though most of it's signups were free ones, 55 people were willing to pay the €35 per year, which is defiantly enough to pay for the majority of the costs if I for example allow 50 free signups, and because the service would be in the United States the costs would be much cheaper

Gotta start somewhere eh?

 

 When my free year at pcextreme is up I will certainly be renewing, offering a competitive deal in the states would be really cool too (I'm from Canada). As I understand it now the PC Extreme renewal price is roughly $50 Canadian give or take a few, which imo is very competitive with most of those cheap openvz plans you find online, if you could offer one for less that'd be awesome, I'd be interested I think colocation is a good idea for some, I sent two raspberry pi's to PCExtreme in Amsterdam while it was still free and just got hooked up and loving every minute of it. It's great for running your own mail server that isn't so vulnerable to spying unless they took the sd card from you itself. I got a minecraft server (yes, a real legit minecraft server) running on the other and appears to handle about 5 concurrent players nicely as well. Where I live internet speeds rarely exceed 2Mbps and upload is never more than 500kbps so having a data center offer colocation is a great idea especially for those interested in running some sort of mini-server on a raspberry pi. VPSes are cool but the thing about the raspberry pi is just the awesomeness of it, plus you don't have to worry about hogging too much resources like most VPSes. It also gives me the ability to say I've colocacated my first "dedicated" server LOL.Gotta start somewhere eh?When my free year at pcextreme is up I will certainly be renewing, offering a competitive deal in the states would be really cool too (I'm from Canada). As I understand it now the PC Extreme renewal price is roughly $50 Canadian give or take a few, which imo is very competitive with most of those cheap openvz plans you find online, if you could offer one for less that'd be awesome, I'd be interested