I like to code, garden and tinker

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Cake day: February 9th, 2024

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  • My question would be, why do you need a more powerful server? Are you monitoring your load and seeing it’s overloaded often? Are you just looking to be able to hook more drives to it? Do you need to re-encode video on the fly for other devices? Giving some more details would help someone to give a more insightful answer. I personally am using a Raspberry Pi 4, Chromebox w/ an i7, an old HP rack server, and an old desktop PC for my self hosting needs, as this is cheaper than buying all new hardware (though the electricity bill isn’t the greatest haha, but oh well). If you are just looking for more storage, using the USB 3.0 slots on the Raspberry Pi 4b you can add a couple extra SSDs using a NVMe to USB 3.0 enclosure. For most purposes the speeds will be fine for most applications.

    As for SSD vs HDD, SSD hands down. The only reason you’d pick an HDD is if your trying to get more storage cheaper and don’t mind a higher rate of failure. If your data is at all valuable, and it almost always is, redundancy should be added as well.

    And as for running Linux, if it can’t run Linux I wouldn’t want to own it.

    Edit: Fixed typo


  • This might help, sorry if it doesn’t, but here is a link to CloudFlares 5xx error code page on error 521. If you’ve done everything in the resolution list your ISP might be actively blocking you from hosting websites, as it is generally against the ISPs ToS to do such on residential service lines. This is why I personally rent a VPS and have a wireguard VPN setup to host from the VPN, which is basically just a roll your own version of Tailscale using any VPS provider. This way you don’t need to expose anything via your ISPs router/WAN and they can’t see what you are sending or which ports you are sending on (other than the encrypted VPN traffic to your VPS of course).



  • I’ve never ran this program, but skimmed the documentation. You should be able to use the SHIORI_DIR (or a custom database table following those instructions) along with the -p argument for launching the web interface. A simple bash script that should work:

    export SHIORI_DIR=/path/to/shiori-data-dir
    shiori serve -p 8081
    

    To run multiple versions, I’d suggest setting up each instance as a service on your machine in case of reboots and/or crashes.

    Now for serving them, you have two options. The first is just let the users connect to the port directly, but this is generally not done for outward facing services (not that you can’t). The second is to setup a reverse proxy and route the traffic through subdomains or subpaths. Nginx is my go-to solution for this. I’ve also heard good things about Caddy. You’ll most likely have to use subdomains for this, as lots of apps assume they are the root path without some tinkering.

    Edit: Corrected incorrect cli arguments and a typo.



  • Looking over the github issues I couldn’t find a feature request for this, so it seems like it’s not being considered at the moment. You could make a suggestion over there, I do think this feature would be useful but it’s up to the devs to implement it.

    That being said, I wouldn’t count on this feature being implemented. This will only work on instances that obey the rules so some instances could remove this feature. When you look up your account on my instance (link here), it is up to my server to respect your option to hide your profile comments. This means the options have to be federated per-user, and adds a great deal of complexity to the system that can be easily thwarted by someone running an instance that chooses to not follow these rules.

    If your goal is to stop people looking up historical activities, it might be best to use multiple accounts and switch to new accounts every so often to break up your history. You could also delete your content but this is again up to each instance to respect the deletion request. It’s not an optimal solutions but depending on your goals it is the available solution.

    Edit: Also if your curious about the downvotes, it’s not the subject matter but your post violates Rule 3: Not regarding using or support for Lemmy.






  • It all depends on the size of your instance, but surprisingly little. The most expensive part of running an instance at the moment seems to be users interacting/posting. I’ve had my single user instance running for 22 days, here’s what I have found.

    Hardware: I was running it on an HP Chromebox G1 i7-4600U just fine, I did move it to a HP DL360 G7 but this is overkill.

    Network: I have 100Mbit/s down and 24Mbit/s up, I can’t even tell when lemmy is federating on my bandwidth charts. It seems to use very minimal network data. Hosting content or users will increase the data requirements, you’d have to get data from larger instances for a perspective there.

    Disk: I’m using 4.7G for the postgres and 6.2G for the pictrs after having the instance online for 22 days. This will all depend on how active the communities you subscribe to are. My pictrs is only thumbnails sent during federation, and I have read these purge after some time but haven’t verified these claims.

    TLDR; if you have some old hardware around stick a decent sized HDD or SSD in it and you’ll be able to host your own instance for personal use. If you have more users or host images on your instance, the requirements will go up so avoid this if network/disk space is scarce.





  • I would think it’s more about knowing how to trust it. See some news article about “This study said X”, don’t take it as fact. See a study that has been done numerous times by different groups that corroborate a result and you can have a much higher degree of trust in it. There is a reason the scientific method is a continuous circle, it requires a feedback loop of verifying results and reproducibility. The current issue is clickbait headlines getting the attention, people see it’s “Science” and blindly trust it and it becomes a religion like any other.