Reclaiming Territory in Cyberspace: #5 Self-hosting
A gentle introduction to starting to run your own services
What is self-hosting? It’s running your own software and services.
At minimum it means using offline, local software (like LibreOffice) instead of cloud-based solutions. For many it also means running online services from your own systems.
Often when you leave big tech platforms like Microsoft and Google you often want to enjoy many of the useful features like having data automatically sync between devices. The nice thing is that with the power of your own computing you have total freedom in dictating how exactly you want this done.
As you become more proficient at managing your own systems, more options become available. Learning to become comfortable with GNU/Linux systems and how to interact with them through the command-line makes troubleshooting significantly easier.