I recently finished my PhD, and so my student web space is no more. My postdoc institution doesn't offer webspace to postdocs. And now, for the first time in 7 years, I have no website.
I've been looking into hosting companies, etc. but I'm having trouble finding one that is the most university-like. For example, I'd like to be able to put some python CGI scripts on, but that's not nearly as common as Perl for support. I'd really like Linux/UNIX hosting and to manage it via SSH and SFTP (web-based uploading would drive me crazy at this point).
I was looking into Amazon (having had good results with EC2 for running some time-consuming code awhile back), but I wanted to ask if that would be overkill for a website that doesn't get thousands of hits a week.
... or should I just host it myself? I'm currently, um being loaned internet from a neighbor (I moved a few months ago and haven't needed to get internet yet). But I do have a desktop computer not getting much use and could just buy internet.
Also, in the off chance that I do end up getting a lot of hits, I'd much rather it slowed down than costing me tons of money (I don't have advertising on it).
I've just been spoiled by university life, and now I need to grow... but not grow up.