Is there a beginner's guide to self-hosting on a VPS and the kind of activities one should be prepared to take on while doing so?
I want to both get a bit of hands on experience doing that but primarily I want to try hosting Shaarli and Wallabag, probably with yunohost?
I'm a #joey when it comes to this stuff and would love some advice. Thanks!
@vortex_egg I got a lot of my early boxes and learning from low end box. The really gem isn't the deals, though those can be good. The real value is in the tutorials, how to's, and other helpful stuff they publish. Learned alot about first steps with a new public facing box and the joys and horrors of deploying via code.
@crazypedia That is helpful thanks! I might end up getting one through Dreamhost because I already use them for shared hosting and the price seems decent... but the articles on this site look great.
@vortex_egg I got a VPS from Contabo back in August, and it's been cheap and super reliable. I'd recommend finding a domain name registrar too, I went with Gandi and they've been great.
YunoHost I'd totally recommend. I have it on my VPS and Wallabag works great. I also like that I can self-host Bitwarden, among others.
I wish I had a guide for you, but YNH docs are overall pretty helpful. Hope this is somewhat helpful at least.
Thanks that's really helpful.
I think eventually I do want to learn more about the underlying stuff (e.g. I'm familiar with using docker in an existing environment, but not setting up my own environment), but maybe not right now...
This project is competing for attention so I have to be judicious with how far I go down the rabbit hole on this swing of the orbit.
@kemonine Are you using the digital ocean droplets for this?
@kemonine Hmmm now I'm interested in trying this approach. It will be easier to manage in the long run.
Other than backups, what other kind of administrative tasks do you end up either managing or automating for your setup? Updates and security? Networking between components?
Also thanks for the reference to Archivebox. I saw someone mention that the other day and then promptly forgot what it was called... as you can guess I'm trying to build an infrastructure for my external memory and data organization, so this is all very apt.
@kemonine I have another question which is how you secure all this?
Someone brought up the idea to me that running a bunch of php or whatever apps on a vps in 2021 is a good way to be paying $5/month to host a hacked server. Their recommendation, if I was going to do it at all, was to set up OpenVPN or Wireguard and only exposing the apps or services on a vpn connection to my devices.
@vortex_egg I mostly used the yunohost documentation when I set it up - had to look up how to set up my consumer grade router to serve traffic as well, elsewhere, but I don’t remember where.
@vortex_egg Digital Ocean has a pretty comprehensive set of documentation for self hosting whatever off the shelf app you pretty much want.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.