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 yes I use Nextcloud on my Yunohost. What do you want to know?
I suggest looking into Yunohost or Freedombox if you have an extra computer around.
Self hosting you can: use webdav to replace Google calendar and contacts, use Nextcloud to get rid of Google Drive, SearX to aggregate searching, pi-hole to block ads. You can easily install the aforementioned things using Yunohost scripts or install stuff yourself if your handy with Debian.
The sys requirements for an extra computer are very low, anything from the last 10 years will do. Unfortunately for privacy you need to pay with your data (use free things like Facebook) or dollars.
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