You can follow its account at @homegrown
GYOS is aimed at people interested in having their own indie online services, but who don't care about the techy stuff. All of the content assumes you are using a managed hosting company, where the hosting company handles the tech.
Hopefully this approach opens up self-hosting to a wider range of people.
The earliest home computers were just circuit boards. You had to be techy enough to supply your own case, keyboard, monitor, OS etc. There was a huge technical barrier that stopped people participating.
There's been a similar barrier in self-hosting for a long time, an assumption that you can do stuff on command lines etc. Most people (myself included) will never want to do this.
Managed hosting can remove barriers the same way ready-made computers did. I think it deserves attention!
@FediThing what if...
i live with someone at home, this person pays for me electricity bills so i cant have my lap opened 24/7 ? hmm? add also that im underaged... thank you :/
While you *can* host stuff from your own home, it’s often not the best option. Firstly, you would basically dox yourself to anyone accessing your services, and secondly, it’s trickier to set up properly.
Really, the best option is to rent a VPS (mine is cheap, costs just over $5/month) and host your stuff there. Being a minor might be an issue with certain providers. Vultr didn’t ask me for ID, but others may.
but anyways - thanx, one more reason to leave development (except of lacking good tools and tons of bugs :/ . And that wasm doesnt look like nasm :/ - wouldnt care then :/ )
No, no! Gyros is a greek dish so it would be funny, that's all. It's meat, though, if that's a concern.
Hmm... I think Friendica supports installation on shared hosting without command lines? (https://friendi.ca) It's a nice platform, a bit fiddly but with lots of features. It uses ActivityPub so you can interact with Mastodon etc.
Most Fedi installation guides do mention the command line though, so I am not sure how widely this is possible. You would have to check each platform's installation guide.
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