I have created a public website which I'm hosting on an ESP8266 to demonstrate how it can be used as a tiny webserver
I manged to do this by creating a reverse proxy and using Cloudflare to hide the IP address and to prevent DDoS attacks. I am actively working on adding things like processor stats and other things like uptime and a visitor counter onto the site. I plan on hosting all of that solely on the ESP8266 with either a text file or sqlite db on an external storage medium.
Please let me know what you think and if there's anything you'd like to see me add or improve on the site!
Here's the site: https://helloesp.com