Raspberry Pi

Educational computing in the cloud

Pay for your server annually and get 12 months for the price of 10.

Price RAM Disk Monthly Bandwidth 
Raspberry Pi 3 1GB 10GB 1TB

Raspberry Pi

Our Raspberry Pi hosting service gives you access to a dedicated, 64-bit quad core ARM processor with 1GB of RAM, backed by network storage. The server is supplied with the Raspbian operating system pre-installed.

Our Pi servers are connected to a managed switch providing power-over-ethernet (PoE). This allows you to power cycle your server at any time using our control panel.

Features

  • Raspberry Pi 3 — quad-core 64-bit ARMv8 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10GB disk space
  • IPv6-only connectivity
  • Raspbian pre-installed
  • Instant remote power cycles
  • IPv4 to IPv6 HTTP/HTTPS proxy
  • IPv4 SSH access
  • Up and running in under 2 minutes

Storage

Our servers netboot onto an NFS root file system. This approach has a number of benefits over using local flash storage on the Pi.

Network storage avoids the reliability and performance issues associated with flash storage, and gives us greater flexibility over the size of storage available.

Use of netboot also makes it impossible to “brick” the server: if you make the server unbootable, we can recover it by booting to a rescue image.

Connectivity

Servers come with IPv6 connectivity. We expose SSH over IPv4 via a gateway server, and the service includes access to our IPv4-to-v6 proxy, allowing you to host websites on an IPv6-only server.

Servers are currently being provisioned in the Meridian Gate data centre in London Docklands. Servers are connected at 100Mbps to a switch on our core network with direct access via our fibre ring to multiple 10GBps uplinks, including the London Internet Exchange (LINX).