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Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

There are a lot of things I would like to selfhost and play with but its clear that I just don't have the time to do all of it. With every extra server, service and layer complexity that's more and more time and difficulty setting up and troubleshooting and fixing if things go wrong. Maximum simplicity and utility gained in the least amount of time is where I get excited.

· brutaldon · 6 · 5 · 11

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

NextcloudPi, the project that makes setting up a selfhosted Nextcloud instance extremely easy, is very high on the list of utility in a minimal amount of time. The addition of the available Nextcloud apps adds a significant amound of added utility with very little extra effort. Almost all of which require nothing more than clicking install button in the Nextcloud Admin interface.

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Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@kelbot
Ever thought about using @yunohost
?

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@fuyuhikodate @yunohost I have considered it, multiple times. I've also tested out a couple similar selfhosting platforms. My main issue is that they all lack an service or two that I would want so I would just rather not spend the time if I'd still be missing something. I'm really not missing much now with just Nextcloud and the apps I have installed so its working well for me.

@kelbot it’s good to balance it for your own needs so that it’s still fun. I love doing mechanical work on my car and would love to do more but there is a time where I just need to use it. If my lack of experience or time to work on it prevents me from using it, it’s better to pay someone with more experience who can work on it quicker.

@jrtashjian Yup. I do some work on my own cars too but there is definitely a limit. My limit is even lower these days than it used to be :).

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@kelbot Lets quit our jobs and create a startup where we convert user ecosystems to open-source platforms.

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@unicornfarts Step ahead of you, I already don't have a job! Haha

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@kelbot Perfect! I'll leave all the initial groundwork to you then. 👍

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@kelbot In case you don't know it yet, might be another project you might like if simplicity is on the top of your agenda.

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@kuleszdl Yep, I've tried freedombox as well. I like the priorities there just wasn't for me at the time that I tried it. If I ever do need to start over I will probably look at it again.

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@kelbot tbh this is where yunohost has ended up winning most of my attention - it's a quick, easy path to 90%+ of the stuff I've wanted to self-host

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@djsundog I've been tempted by it a few times but what stopped me was that I'm pretty happy with what I've got and the idea of redoing for "minimal" gain was still too much effort :). You know how it goes. In order to put the effort into replacing something it has to be a very big benefit for me to go for it.

re: Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

@djsundog If I had no existing setup right now I'm not sure what I would go with. I would probably lean towards something with a good selection of services but every time I've looked at yunohost, freedombox, ubos, etc.. they all have almost everything I would want but missing one or two services I'd like to have. So then I just say screw it and go back to the drawing board.

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