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Hi! This doesn't come up often enough, and I don't have a landing page or anything for it, but!

If you want to host a , and you need some help getting started, I'll be glad to teach you what I know or answer any questions.

Mostly, websites are easy! I'll be glad to help you make one!

You want to host a or just a or whatever, I'll be glad to help! (For Free!)

If you want someone to do the hard parts, or even do *all* the work, my rates are pretty cheap.

Beyond that, if you were in a or you filmed a stage play or you have some home movies or you have archives from a radio show your grandfather hosted in 1955 and you want to archive those online somewhere, I'd love to help with that too!

I've said before that We Are Terrible Stewards of History (ajroach42.com/we-are-terrible-) and I'd like to help mitigate that in some small ways.

Also! I'll put together a landing page for this eventually where you can just open a ticket and ask me to help you with a thing, along with the kinds of things I can help with, and the (long) list of stuff I'll gladly talk about for free.

Andrew Roach @ajroach42

I'm working on a landing page for this now, where people can open a ticket and ask me to help them with a thing, along with a description of the kinds of things I can help with and the long list of things I'll gladly talk about for free.

So! How do I talk about this!

Like, How do I explain to people the kinds of things that I want to help them with?

And that I'm just a dude that knows some stuff?

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Okay, so I'm thinking that I need to work on enumerating the things I am good at (kind of like resume?)

Then I think I should put together some example/sample projects (like the retrocomputer thing up at ajroach42.com but smaller in scope) and then set up a landing page with those example projects as a lead in to the more general list, and all of that tied back to a live chat and/or email based ticketing system.

@ajroach42 I think using examples of things you've done already are the best way to convey the kind of stuff you do.

On related note, how do you feel about the different selfhosting solutions? Like yunohost, cloudron, sandstorm etc.

@kelbot Of those, I've only used sandstorm.

I didn't hate it, but I found it limited for my uses. It's easy to use, as long as you don't mind the weird stuff they do with domain names and the weird SSL stuff.

I'll look in to the other to.

@ajroach42 I have only briefly tried those. They seem to have a lot of apps but don't have the specific apps I wanted.

I've been using ubos.net/ and I like it quite a bit. It doesn't have a ton of apps but has the ones I actually want to use. It's what I'm using now to selfhost Nextcloud, selfoss and shaarli at home.

@kelbot Nextcloud is pretty easy, I'm not sure about the others.

@ajroach42 I don't think any of them are particularly hard if you know what you're doing and have the time to set it all up.

I have fought with configuring a webserver long enough that I'm not sure it's worth the time spent for me personally. At least with my current knowledge and experience. I was able to deploy everything with letsencrypt cert with ubos in 5 minute increments one evening. Took maybe a total of 30-40 minutes.