I've been battling for a long time with the idea of doing a dedicated server. I really don't have the traffic yet to justify it but it wouldn't be that much more money (as I'm already shelling out $100+ in virtual host fees for several domains).

What I'm thinking about doing though is trying to host my sites myself. DSL is available in our area and quite cheap (768K both ways for $78/month). All told it seems to be quite cheaper than doing a dedicated server but there's something telling me that I don't have all the info.

Is there something I'm missing here? Has anyone else had problems being their own host?