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Installing WireGuard on Amazon Lightsail

Published: October 11, 2018  •  linux

Installing WireGuard, a simple, fast and modern VPN, on Amazon Lightsail virtual server and connect an Android mobile device.

OpenMapTiles, a self-hosted map tile server with OpenStreetMap data

Published: July 10, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

In this article I describe how you can install OpenMapTiles, an open source tile server, on our own server

Sending emails from your Linux server

Published: June 16, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

In this tutorial I present two ways how to send emails from your self-hosted Linux server. A configuration with SSMTP, that relies on a 3rd party mail server and an example with exim4, a self-hosted SMTP server.

SparkleShare, a self-hosted GDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox alternative

Published: June 12, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

In this tutorial we look at SparkleShare, a self-hosted, instant and secure file synchronization service

Backup to Amazon S3

Published: June 10, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

How to install a backup job that runs daily and sends files to Amazon S3

Install a self-hosted Git server with Gitea

Published: June 10, 2018  •  Updated: August 28, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

In this tutorial I show you how to install a Gitea Git server, install a http server with a domain and secure the connection with a Let's Encrypt TLS certificate.

Putty, a free Windows SSH client

Published: June 10, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

A quick introduction to the free Windows SSH client Putty. How you can connect to a SSH server and how to set up public/private key authentication.

First configuration steps on a new VPS Server

Published: June 10, 2018  •  linux, selfhosted

A description of initial configuration steps after renting a new VPS server