@aarongarcia I know right? I find it so difficult to let go of my old domains, but some of them started costing more, and being used less.
If you can find an old Intel NUC (one of the ones with a Celeron J4100 quad core), and throw an old SSD in it, it makes for a great little home server on the cheap. I think I bought mine new for about $250, but I’ve seen them second hand for as little as $30 these days.
The great thing about them is that worst case scenario, you can just wipe it and start again. With a TDP of about 6W, they only sip at the power point, and have a Gigabit Ethernet port.
They’re powerful enough to run practically any of the fedi’s server apps (with the exception of maybe PeerTube), for a reasonable amount of users. I’d guess it could cope with maybe 100-200 Pleroma users at any one time, probably much more.
If you use something like Yunohost, you can install Masto; PixelFed; XMPP (Prosidy I think); Email; a Wiki or two; a Git repo, and a few WordPress Sites all from the same interface. Quick, simple, efficient.
It also does online backups to local storage (map an NFS or SMB drive if you want to store your backups elsewhere), so you can be certain you can recover if you crash the server 🙂