Aquire some hardware
Aquire your hardware
A device that can act on your behalf, always-on and present to answer the call of other devices so you can be reached by your peers in the metaverse.
Your eyes and ears for connecting within digital spaces.
I recommend starting with two devices,
this is your personal effects - a raspi 4 is a good choice for now (2022) - add network storage - pihole dhcp services +unbound dns - backup services - SSH access: bash prompt
a public face
- email services
- matrix services
- sandstorm services
- nginx + letsencrypt
- can run processes that are hosting public services
- can secure and route private area network services
- can proxy connections to local ports or overlay ports
This device should exist in a datacenter somewhere, you might already have something else in mind. The power required is not much unless you interact with alot of federated matrix servers or create alot of grains in your Sandstorm.
Linode takes an extra step to
set a clever hostname.
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Region - Choose whichever is closest to you
- Shared CPU
- Linode 2 GB
- $10/mo ($0.015/hr) USD
- 1 CPU, 50 GB Storage, 2 GB RAM
- 2 TB Transfer
- 40 Gbps In / 2 Gbps Out
Linode Label - set label as your clever hostname
Using my referal code you'll receive a $100, 60-day credit once a valid payment method is added to your new account. When you spend $25 on Linode services, and have remained an active customer in good standing for 90 days, i'll receive a $25 non-expiring account credit.
- High Frequency
- Choose whichever is closest to you
- Ubuntu 18.04 x64
- 64GB NVMe
- $12/month USD
- 1 CPU
- 2 GB Memory
- 2 TB Bandwidth
Server Hostname & Label
- Be sure to
set a clever hostname
I earn $35 for every new unique paid user I refer. The users I refer receive $100 to test out vultr's platform. Duplicate accounts not eligible. Referred customer must link a valid credit card or Paypal method to be eligible for the $100 credit. Unused portion of $100 credit expires after 14 days. Referred users must be active for 14+ days and use at least $35 in payments to be counted as verified sales.
Both Linode and Vultr will let you upgrade your VPS's specs if you get too popular for your own good. If you get too popular, you might need to upgrade into a dedicated server.
With this setup
Access the progressive web apps (PWA)
that are hosted on your VPS - You can use your hosted element web app in a browser, mobile device or chromebook. - You can use your hosted jitsi web app in a browser, mobile device or chromebook. - You can use sandstorm in your browser - You can clean and block traffic on your home network - You can build and serve all kinds of webservices for your life at work and at play.