State of The Networks – Jun 2020
A quick rundown on the state of the home-servers I run or applications I host on the cloud.
My ‘Homelab’ setup has not changed much since my last update in January. I did add in a switch and installed a wireguard vpn on the RPI 3B+ that fronts as a reverse proxy for the Nextcloud media devices. I also got a Seagate 2TB drive and built two partitions into it. One acts as a backup for my Nextcloud files and the other is a ‘cold backup’ of my Hetzner cloud instance.
For personal use, I maintain two remote cloud servers on Hetzner:
The first server essentially handles most of my social and productivity tools. Fronted by Traefik and running in docker containers, the following services run on the 8GB server:
- Bookstack – Wiki software which I am currently using to help publish my dad’s second book
- Known – FB alternative. I mostly use this as a quick bookmarking tool. I also post short updates or status notes here infrequently.
- WordPress – I run 4 instances of WordPress – Portals for folks in my family.
- Wallabag – Read-later app
- Pixelfed – My go-to space to post individual images.
- Selfoss – The light-weight feed-reader that I pipe all my RSS subscriptions to.
- Nextcloud – This one’s more to test the recent releases before I deploy them on my homelab.
- Trilium Notes – My go-to place to save quick notes
- Signal-CLI – I use this for server trigger notifications to be sent via SMS
- Mattermost – Slack alternative
- Etherpad – Quick, collaborative notes
This server hosts my Matrix and Jitsi Conference applications. While at it, I also have a Riot instance running in parallel that fronts the Synapse install.