An Update On Self-Hosting Progress


Well, it seems I’m making very slow progress towards my goal of self-hosting. The first issue I’ve run into is with officially support OSes. I like running Arch Linux, but Arch Linux is not officially supported by either OwnCloud or GitLab. GitLab is the more demanding of the two applications, requiring a minimum of 2GB of RAM and strongly recommending 2 cores. Unfortunately, I have Manjaro (an Arch distribution) running on my Dell Mini 10 where I installed GitLab via Yaourt; but that machine only has 1GB of RAM and a single core. Luckily, my Acer Aspire One D270 has 2 cores and 2GB of RAM, and I just finished installing CentOS 7 on there the other day. I’ll see if I can get GitLab running on it. The GitLab installation instructions are not at all breezy, though; so we’ll see how far I make it this week. In the meantime, I’ll continue searching for a Debian 7 or CentOS 6.5 image for the 32bit Dell Mini 10 so I can start installing OwnCloud on that.