Pragmatic Self-Hosting

Pragmatic Self-Hosting

How to get started with self-hosting for absolute beginners

About the Book

Self-hosting is the art and craft of hosting applications on your servers. Be it on your local hardware or in the cloud. This books helps you get an overview of what is possible and which way to self-host suits you.

The books will give you an opinionated way to start your self-hosting journey. We will start with hardware, and which OS (Operating System) you should install. Basic network knowledge to reach your server and expose services to the world. Additionally, we will go into file systems, some basic security, how to find logs, how to install applications, and more.

This is not a step-by-step guide that will throw you into tutorial hell. Rather this book will give you the knowledge to find solutions for yourself in the future for your own self-hosting journey.

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Andrej Friesen
Andrej Friesen

Andrej Friesen is a full-time nerd by passion. Originally studied engineering but switched to his passion: DevOps.

He started his career with hosting in-house applications on VMs, moved those applications to containers, and then AWS with Kubernetes. Designed the infrastructure and ran several Kubernetes clusters for several environments before AWS offered a managed solution (EKS). He also was one of the early beta testers of AWS EKS.

Afterward, he got down the stack, to a German cloud provider. Building the cloud and its products like Kubernetes as a Service, Filesystems as a Service, Databases as a Service, etc.

From using the Cloud to building the Cloud.

He is also writing on his blog about self-hosting, DIY electronics, home lab, home automation, and various other topics at:

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