Self-hosting - my journey

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Hi there, thanks for the interesting read! I’m looking forward to switching to /e/ and self hosting my data, you gave some nice pointers (like SOGo/NextCloud) and insight on what are the underlying technologies. Good read

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Hi @Markus,
Thank you for writing all this, it’s very informative. Self-hosting is something I am interested in but tbh I currently have so little free time I struggle to even manage my cloud-hosted systems, never mind start hosting my own! I am interested to see what /e/ comes up with for docker images, as well as Solid Pods as you mentioned although I think it’s objective is somewhat different. Framasoft have also been providing lots of info for this, although the English guides still need to be translated from French in many cases:
Cheers :slight_smile:


@bitbeckers Glad that you like it!

@madbilly You are welcome. And thanks for your link to Framasoft! I will have a look at it.

Hello i’ve use YUNOHOST for few years and it is great project for home and soho ! the ldap and sso is realy great and i like this project. it is better at home than vps but you can use with rasberypi too.


Thank you for the link to yunohost!!!
This looks awesome!!!:laughing:

@MonsieurB Thank you for the YunoHost feedback!

I started self hosting some services last year, before /e/ was first released.
The project NextCloudPi gave me a very good starting point. NextCloudPi is a ready to use image for Raspberry Pi, Odroid HC1, rock64 and other boards.
If you consider to do self hosting and do not want to set everything up from scratch I can highly recommend NEXTCOUDPI to you!


NextCloudPi is an excellent choice I have been using it for a while now. I would recommend getting the new Raspberry pi4 as it’s night and day speed wise compared with the Pi 3.

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I also have NextCloudPi running on a Pi 3B+ and eagerly waiting for the Pi 4 with 4GB RAM to be available. Anyway, I also wait for NextCloudPi to upgrade to the Raspbian Buster (Debian 10) level firstm then I should be able to just move the SD card over to the Pi 4 as migration task.

I think there is a Debian Buster available now.

Yes, my Pi 3B+ is now updated to Buster. Now I just wait for the Pi 4 (4GB) to become available here in France.

Hello guys!
I see you are talking about Yunohost and /e/.
If you are interested by the subject and/or willing to help people, I open 2 conversations:

in English here: Yunohost and /e/

in French here:

Please do not hesitate to help :slight_smile:

Thank you