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I'm trying to take more control of my data (i.e. stop using Google for everything), so I'm trying to figure out what to do.

Does anyone know of a checklist or an extensive guide to self-hosting and related things?

I've looked into a few services but it's confusing, there are so many things out there. Does anyone use NextCloud?

@mprv people use a lot of NextCloud, OpenVPN, XMPP/Jabber, self-hosted fediverse instances, etc. there is a subreddit, if i'm not mistaken, called 'selfhosted', where people discuss exactly what you're looking for.

@mprv I use Nextcloud. I'm not entirely happy with my provider but it's okay. I bring up my home server from time to time.
I'd check @freedomboxfndn and @cloud too!

@mprv I use Nextcloud for everything (contacts, calendar, files, you name it!)

@mprv Using posteo.de for quite some time now, they offer calendar & contacts sync which (at the moment ) I don't want to host myself.

@mprv I use Cloudron. Of all platforms I’ve tried it’s the most solid one (I’ve tried most, I dare say).

@remotenemesis
No, what's that? From a quick look to their feed it looks like something related to internet connectivity on the go.

@SetecAstronomy @cloud

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Helps if we actually publish the picture referenced...

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Attached to this post...

It is a little messy presently but we're hoping to find a proper shelf for it all.

c/ @remotenemesis @mprv @kemonine @cloud @SetecAstronomy
Many of us uses #Nextcloud and many more #foss apps.

Have you started using good secure Email ?

@mprv

@noorul
I'm using ProtonMail, what do you suggest?

I've been using Riseup.net for long.

Set up my self hosting Mail server with YunoHost.

Good you have ProtonMail, I suggest you to move towards self hosting with YunoHost if you free adventurous 😀
@mprv

@mprv protonmail/vpn is a great service, I would say , stay where you are unless you also want to selfhost email.. (totally doable in 2019)

@mprv using nextcloud for personal files (but also at work) using yunohost for personal self hosting, cloudron.io for work related self hosting. secure, signed, self hosted Email with cloudron is a piece of cake :)
both Yunohost & Cloudron have an amazing community and app's list to try and find your best approach to all these questions.

Nextcloud is also really cool with Davx (ex davdroid) to reclaim your contacts, calendars and have them sync with your phone.

I've setup Yunohost on Digital Ocean and Mail server.

Unfortunately, DO is blocking SMTP port?

Which provider do u use?

@rmdes

@noorul DO can unblock the SMTP port on request, I did this once when launching CIN server..
but personally I'm using Contabo (german)

@noorul also have remains of domains at dreamhost, currently in the process of moving more domains to my own vps

@rmdes good to know this.

Read on the forum about smtp port request but not sure DO will open up.

But you said it.

Thank u for bearing good news for me

@noorul CIN is also using Yunohost civicinnovation.network/yunoho and are hosted at DO like you, so it should all work out :)

@noorul open a ticket from the dashboard and this should be fixed in no time..

@rmdes u know, my bad,

I am using Godaddy shared hosting for Emails alone.

$10 for shared hosting monthly.

@noorul you'll finally be able to stop that, I know how it is, I still have email at DM too, this year I'm stopping all my "shared-hosting" usage and will move personally and at work to self-hosted (work is already the case) make sure to setup SPF, DKIM & DMARC in your dns zone to have perfect emails (mail-terster is your friend)

@rmdes between do you have any idea why all mails on inbox disappeared ?

I've not contacted to support team. I know they will try to promote to use their business email service.

I want to figure it out why on a particular inbox msg missing

@noorul no idea, I would need to know more about the inbox to be able to infer on why it happened..are you talking about one of the shared hosting email inbox ?

@mprv
Yeah I do. Nextcloud is pretty awesome and having this, host your own mail and then the services you need. Check out kabi.tk, that's my project on selfhosted services for the family. It's not that hard to implement and maintain.

@mprv I've been doing this in varying degrees for about 8 years. I use self-hosted Nextcloud for files, contacts and calendar with Plex for serving media from there (I did use Emby for a while). I've never found a decent Google Docs replacement, and I've decided that it's easier to pay for an email account. I use Gandi as they include email with there domain, and it has a good feature set.

@mprv Do you have specific data that youd like to bring under your control? Any specific services youd like to turn off?

We ask mainly because the self hosting stuff is full of technical detail, how to guides and can be quite overwhelming initially...

NextCloud is a great choice that gives a good basis and starting point for breaking free of other providers. For our project we recommend NextCloud over other options to our users.

The list @Are0h posted is also good, we see more than a few great projects listed there. Just be mindful some projects we saw on the list are defunkt/generally dead.

c/ @charlag

@cloud
The main things would be photos (and I would also like a simple way to share them with friends), notes and files (to replace Dropbox).

@charlag @Are0h

@Are0h @charlag @mprv thats definitely nextcloud

we've got piwigo on our long term list for photo stuff but havent done anything with it yet.

@cloud @mprv @Are0h in my experience browsing photos on Nextcloud sucks but otherwise yes, that's what you're asking for

@mprv biggest tip is to take your time. I've got a mail server, this server, a nextcloud server, an rss server (miniflux) and more, and they're all great but it's been ~6 months of spacing them out and being willing to deal with each one (especially the mail server)

@foggy
Yes, I definitely need to divide up the setup in small steps. I'll probably post a road map on my personal blog.

@mprv
I'm in the same situation and have been using NextCloud as replacement for Google Drive, Contacts and Calender. It can sync seamlessly with my Android using an app called Davx5. If you're using iOS I think it has native support for the protocols used by NextCloud.

@mprv Welcome to the self-hosted world 😀 The github post that Are0h@playvicious.social posted is essentially my bible - When I'm looking for a service, I investigate the options, and usually choose the most consistently upgraded option to test out.
NextCloud is great for a first project! As others have stated, it replaces dropbox/gdrive, calendar, contacts, tasks, bookmarks, even chat/phone/video calls (buggy atm but functional), and its install process is neither the easiest nor the most tricky. You can also add Collabora for a Google Docs replacement. Other critical self-hosting in my arsenal:
airsonic for music streaming
wallabag for pocket replacement
emby for video streaming (to be replaced now that is no longer open source)
tinytinyRSS + rss-bridge for rss reader
friendica for fediverse facebook
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Good luck!

@mprv
I recommend #nextcloud also. I have it installed on a virtual server, and as I recall it was fairly easy to setup. I use it for cloud storage, calendar, and contacts -- it also offers other nice features. For email I'm using Protonmail -- another you might look at is tutanota.

@mprv
Instead of the Google play store. Try out F-Droid. I still use the play store due to Widget theming and custom icons installed in my phone system. I uninstalled all major Google based apps "Google, Google news, Play movies, Play music, Messenger. Heck I even disabled the assistant app. I still have Google keep because I take alot of notes, "Scrittor" is a good alternative to that. Go Facebook on my phone as well.

@exu1981
I already use f-Droid, thank you for the suggestion. Scrittor looks promising, I'll give it a try.

@transflux Just finished configuring a self hosted instance on a raspberry pi.
Can confirm, very nice.

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