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Thomas Letan
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My Self-Hosting Journey

I have been renting a server for most of my adult life. It has been a wonderful playground for experimenting and learing. My current server is a VPS called moana. Before that, I got to experiment with jasmine a couple of months. jasmine was the successor of mulan, that served me well for three full years. The list goes onYes, I am naming my servers (and personal computers) after Disney princesses. .

Over the years, I have experimented with many approaches to administrate a Linux server. From time to time, I did put myself in a corner by not documenting what I was doing. Have you ever felt like you cannot reboot your server because you are not sure to be able to put it back up online in its previously working condition? That’s been me, more often than I care to admit.

This is bound to happen again, but I’ve decided that one good way to delay the inevitable is to write about what I’m doing in the cloud. This is the intent of this series. I expect the main benefitor from my articles will be Future Me, but who knows? You might find some of these write-ups interesting as well!

Installing a LUKS-Encrypted Arch Linux on a Vultr VPS

I describe how I have set up the host (an Arch Linux system on a LUKS-encrypted partition) of jasmine.