What is a virtual machine (VM)? A virtual machine is a fresh install of an operating system into a container on your main operating system (OS). This VM doesn’t replace your existing OS install, it sits on top of your current OS and is a walled garden. Changes made in the VM do not affect your OS on your PC.
For the past few years, I have run a few websites on a Raspberry Pi 3B at home. I decided to do this just because I like to do some general tinkering with gadgets, but also because I thought it would be a cheaper way of hosting websites. But is the Raspberry Pi web server performance adequate?