Many of the software services that we depend on nowadays, can lock us out at any moment, will not provide support, require two-factor authentication even for unimportant services, are selling our data, and are becoming more and more expensive. Furthermore, video services may stop streaming a TV series or movie when you're still in the middle of it.

This is a bad situation to be in. Things are especially bad when being locked out means losing data or when switching to another service costs many hours.

This website aims to counter those problems by teaching how to switch to self-hosted open source software. Hosting servers in the cloud is pretty cheap nowadays as long as you can manage the server yourself. Unlike more tailor-made products such as Amazon Lambda, managing a server yourself means that you can quickly move from one cloud provider to another if that becomes necessary. The examples here aim to be easy and quick to deploy. As a rule-of-thumb: if the cloud provider destroys all their services or decide to ban you, then it should be possible to fix that in a few hours.

If you're convinced, take a look at one of the following pages:

The text is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and the code under Unlicense.