Is basement hosting a good idea?
I have a chance to get a static residential IP with 100Mbps connection in Southeast Asia. I have done some research, and it seems that older hardware (which I have access to) seem to be a nice fit. Something like Xeon E5 v2 / v3 (12c/24t ~ 28c/56t), and 1st gen Xeon D (16c/32t).
Would it be a good idea to basement-host a dedicated server and lease it out? Or, maybe make a NAT VPS service? I doubt I can get more than a handful of IPv4's, so renting out VPSes like OVH seems to be out of the question.
I can provide a UPS and save all VM state before shutting down, but any power outages will result in the server being down. I realize this is a downside for potential customers.
I also realize that if and when I actually proceed with this, I would need to get a provider tag to advertise any services here. And if I actually do this, it looks like it's going to be a hobby project, not big and professional like other providers here.
So... before pulling the trigger, what do you guys think?