self sovereign tools

Self-hosting is the activity of having and administrating your own server, typically at home, to host your personal data and services yourself instead of relying exclusively on third-parties. For instance, you can self-host your blog, such that it 'lives' on a machine that you have control of, instead of having it on somebody else's computer (a.k.a. The Cloud) in exchange for money, advertisement or private data. Self-hosting implies owning a server. A server is a computer which is typically accessible on the network 24/7, and usually does not have any screen or keyboard (it is instead controlled remotely). Contrarily to a popular belief, a server is not necessarily a huge and extra-powerful machine: nowadays, a small, ~$30 ARM board is adequate for self-hosting. Self-hosting is not about making "your Internet" more secure and does not provide anonymity by itself. Instead, it is about being autonomous, and in control of your services and data - which also means being responsible for them

Self Hosting

by @_k3tan

It's becoming increasingly important to take control of your own data. Examples of data you may wish to take control of include your website, password manager, photos, calendar, contacts, social media profile and documents. When you upload your data to the "cloud", what you're really doing is handing that data over to a trusted third party and putting it on hardware that you do not physically control. The security and privacy of your data is outsourced to this third party and you can be deplatformed at any moment.There are advantages and disadvantages to self hosting and it's important to decide if it's right for you...

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A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers...

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A core set of privacy-preserving services that can be easily self-hosted via Docker Compose...

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