After a few conversations I’ve had this week I’m considering setting up my own font server.I use 90% Google fonts and 10% self-hosted (within RW projects) paid for fonts. My plan would be to download the Google fonts I use and serve them from my own server.
My reason for doing so isn’t an issue with Google, more so one of independence.
Is this a stupid idea?
Almost all the images I use on my sites are stored in a central “warehouse” at a subdomain of a domain name I use for assets and stuff. I do this regardless of the site domain, my only condition is that the site domain is on the same physical server. I’ve done things this way for almost 20 years, never had an issue.
Would this work?
I’m thinking during the dev of a site I’d call the fonts from Google, then once the client is 100% on the font choice I’d swap to hosting them myself.
A big question, which I think I know the answer too: Would hosting fonts like this put much stress on the server? My guess is no, not when you consider images are stored there already, etc. But it’s worth asking the questions.
Comments, abuse, advice, etc. welcome.