Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Self-hosting for non-coders?

The open-source approach

There's a lot of consumer open-source products out there, beyond the realm of developer tools. There are now open-source competitors for almost any proprietary productivity, project and knowledge management, and other digital tools. But to fully take advantage of open-source so far required at least basic coding knowledge -- without it, one is not able to fork or self-host the software, and is confined to using the cloud version only. Open-source PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solutions such as Caprover and Gardens offer a way out. They allow to easily host server-side or web-apps through the UI or CLI, and automate most of the complexity usually associated with setting up and maintaining self-hosted software. This presentation tells a story of how these products came about and how they work.


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