The Raspberry Pi 4 is powerful enough to run a web server to host multiple websites. At least the 8Gb version is. That’s the version I use for this very purpose. As a web designer and developer, I like to host my own websites on my own server. You can find lots of articles which give you bits and bobs of how to setup a web server but this guide is specifically tailored to guide you through not only the server setup – including Apache, MySQL, PHP, virtual hosts configuration and WordPress installation. But also how to configure your web hosting domain, home router and dynamic DNS, in this complete guide to running a live web server on a Raspberry Pi from home.
If you are planning a project to create a new website -whether that be for personal use or business- but you do not have the skills to make the website yourself, what sort of experts do you require? Do you need a website designer or developer (or both)?
In this article, I am going to explain the reasons I have for why you need a website redesign. These are some of the more common reasons and are primarily aimed at business owners. I generally work with small businesses, so a lot of what I say here comes from my experience of working with small businesses.
Over the past few years, more small businesses and sole traders have made the decision to try and save money by not making a website for their business, and instead, creating a business page on Facebook. This can seem like a good idea to get your name known locally but what is the better option? A business website or a Facebook page.
You want a new website. You have to choose who will design and develop your website. Do you go with a freelancer or an agency? Do they both offer the same services? These are probably some of the questions going through your head and you are unsure where to start. I am going to try and help you decide and give you a guide on the benefits of hiring a remote freelance web designer.