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  • Self-hosted kanban board
    You can run Wekan yourself using - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • The rise of self-hosted apps
    You've probably already seen it, but if not, checkout - Source: Hacker News / 23 days ago
  • The rise of self-hosted apps
    Sandstorm 's dream is to make this as easy as installing a phone app. It's still rough around the edges but I think the model is completely right and the security it offers is excellent. - Source: Hacker News / 23 days ago
  • New to home server: probably nuking it
    Secure remote access can be facilitated through encrypted tunnels. VPNs, SSH, Cloudflare tunnel, SOCKS, etc. Can all be secure ways of remotely accessing network resources. What you use will vary, depending upon the type of access you require and/or prefer. For file management, there are multiple tools for this task - Nextcloud, Seafile, Pydio, Sandstorm, FileRun, and more available for the choosing. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • if you move a Google Sheet or Doc from Google Drive to another disk on a computer, the sheet/doc is deleted from Drive and the .gsheet or .gdoc stored locally is useless.
    Haven't used this myself, but a self-hosted version of google docs, drive, sheets, etc exists: - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I wish my web server were in the corner of my room glued this all together in 2014 and it's still available today. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • What are examples of humanity discovering something amazing and then just moving on and ignoring it?
    Other cool, actively developed personal computing platforms to keep an eye on are Urbit and Sandstorm. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Ask HN: What do you use to build auth? A library, a provider, writing your own?
    I build my apps on Sandstorm[1]_. Sandstorm provides authentication as a part of the platform. For Django applications, I wrote Django Loves Sandstorm[2]_. If your application fits into Sandstorm's model of grains[3], then the security benefits of Sandstorm are many. .. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Dashy – A self-hosted homepage for your homelab
    > I think we'd be much better served by a really well thought-out framework for self-hosted/homelab dashboards with excellent API documentation that has pluggable modules for things like authentication, data sources (e.g. docker, db, config file, service APIs), and the front end. This would allow people to easily build the dashboard with the features they want, and make it even easier for people to contribute a... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Start Self Hosting
    Https:// was meant to address this but seems moribund, sadly. Urbit comes to mind as well. - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Start Self Hosting
    There are numerous projects which have attempted to create this. was the biggest one but as far as I can tell its largely unmaintained and most of the apps are outdated probably has the best "just works" experience but I didn't like that it wasn't using any kind of containerization which has caused them issues with shared libraries like PHP being difficult to update. As... - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Launch HN: Drifting in Space (YC W22) – A server process for every user
    Does the managed service actually require that each user get their own container? For some applications, particularly collaborative ones, it would make much more sense to have a container for each top-level thing that the users are collaborating on, e.g. One per document. I think Sandstorm [1] got this right with its concept of grains, and I've long wanted a tool that brought that model, a stateful container per... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • My self-hosting infrastructure, fully automated
    I still believe :) I'm looking not for an economic argument but for a strategic one. I think[1] a self-hosted setup with minimal dependencies can be more resilient than a conventional one, whether with a vendor or self-hosted. got a lot right. I wish they'd paid more attention to upgrade burdens. [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • What Is the Small Web?
    Interesting to see no one mentioned yet, to really get to the small web, we would not only need each user to "serve their own site" but also buy in to self hosting other services, google docs, trello etc Getting this right at scale is super difficult for many reasons, but the biggest one I can think of is "ease of use" for the general user, and not building things only developers or "tech... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Self-Hosting Dozens of Web Applications and Services on a Single Server
    Seems like could be what you are looking for. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • callcenter software
    How about instant messaging applications and group chats, so every user can update every other user in real time, on the "fox" hunt status? There's Signal and Sandstorm for secure IM and web chat. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Forum, Wiki, and Site, for a small community
    I've read some conflicting views in this subreddit about using tools like YunoHost or It seems like they make things easy, but not simple, and if you can handle docker you'll probably get a solution that's easier to keep up to date. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • – Self-hosted Airtable alternative
    Sandstorm kind of tried that ( - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago

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