Self-hosting on localhost

Jul 4, 2022
linux, sysadmin, selfhosting

As a software engineer with a healthy bit of job-induced paranoia, I love the idea of escaping the claws of big corporate via self-hosting. In recent years, a plethora of amazing free and open source projects have emerged, which allow you to replace everything from Dropbox and iTunes to Android Home. However, I don’t want to manage yet another server in the cloud, I already do that for work. Managed container services like Google Cloud Run or AWS Fargate are nice, but they cost money, and persistence and configuration is not always trivial, and you end up handing off a lot of control again. ...