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About me

I have been interested in tech almost ever since I was born, and have always been fond of it.

My newest interest is self-hosting everything that I possibly can

I have experience using Nginx, Apache, Certbot, Docker, MySQL, Dovecot, Postfix and Spamassassin. Probably some more but I can't remember all of them.

For operating systems I have experience with Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, Windows and macOS.

That being said, I am not a professional Linux administrator, but I am a Linux enthusiast. I have a lot of experience with Linux and I'm always trying to learn more.

One of my other interests are electric scooters and messing around with them. I have been in the ScooterHacking community for about a year now, I am also a moderator there.

How I got into self-hosting

It all started when I bought my first VPS to host a Minecraft server from (still hosting one check out my map built by me and my best friend; mc.mha.fi) and as I was looking at the operating systems to install, I discovered Cloudron.

At first I kind of ignored it and went straight into installing Ubuntu, but then my curiosity got the best of me and I looked it up to what it was.

I was instantly hooked (It was something like self-hosted email no way!) and began installing it on my VPS. Now please note that I had no prior experience of hosting at all.

That very night as I was installing it, I also bought my first domain, cumpal.xyz and began the post-install process of Cloudron.

Now the VPS I had it installed to was very slow and I got impatient, so I went out and pulled out my old Dell Optiplex that I had lying around and installed it on that.

I had a lot of fun with it and it was a great learning experience. I was able to install many apps and servies that I had no idea existed before.

Thus, began (so far) a year long addiction of servers and self-hosting.