Marko Živanović

Screw it, I'll host it myself  ↦

Marko Zivanovic has had enough of letting other people own his data:

Owning your data is more than just having backup copies of your digital information. It’s also about control and privacy. It’s about trust. I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust a lot of services with my data (the ones I do are few and far between).

How does he replace all those hosted services?

I created a simple diagram to roughly show how my personal setup works. Before you say anything – I’m aware that there’s a group of people that wouldn’t consider my self-hosting as pure self-hosting. I’m using Vultr to host my web-facing applications and not a server in my house. Unfortunately, the current situation doesn’t allow me to do that (yet).

This all looks like a lot of work to pull off, but maybe it’s worth it?

Screw it, I'll host it myself


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2021-04-30T18:41:44Z ago

1 x $10/mo VPS + 1 x $5/mo object storage – Nextcloud
1 x $10/mo VPS – Gitea
1 x $5/mo VPS – Monica CRM / Kanboard
1 x $5/mo VPS – various dev tools + analytics (Plausible)
2 x $10/mo VPS – several web projects that I run for myself and friends

Everything combined costs me $55 per month.

not sure it is worth to spend this much money on a bunch of small VPSs if you can have one beefy server (with docker images if separation also a concern) for about half the price

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