Darius Kazemi has written a guide:

Run your own social: “This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies. This is because the big problems with social network sites are not technical: the problems are social problems related to things like policy, values, and power.”

A reaction elsewhere:

Build them small and they will stay: “I will be talking about my own experience in being part of and creating online communities and a lot of Darius’ thoughts on the matter closely reflect how I have grown to think about online communities and their dynamics.”


Wim Vanderbauwhede wrote a guide:

First steps to running a web service on a Raspberry Pi: “to give you an overview of what you need to know if you want to use a Rapberry Pi as a server, for example to run Pleroma or Mastodon, or a simple web site or any other service.”



Great resource. Maybe we’ll do this in StarCommunity