@aarongarcia @PINE64 – Hi Aaron. So I’m just a small user/administrator of my own services that are part of a bigger group called the “Fediverse”. My social platform of choice is Pleroma, as I wanted something very light on resources that I could run on an old SBC. I also host a little Peertube instance on an Intel NUC. Both are inside my own home network, and reverse proxied through NGINX. I used to recommend outside hosting with a datacenter, but in recent years, I have come to the personal realization that reliability isn’t something I need to worry about. For the most part, on the Fediverse even if my instance is not available because of down time, it doesnt matter due to my services syncronizing information from the rest of the Fediverse after I bring them back online again. Also, I like that I own all of my own data. I’m no admin for the whole Peertube Network, just for my specific instance of PeerTube. Each instance of PeerTube is owned and run individually, with each one having it’s own rules and subject to the laws of the countries they are hosted in. Mine is only very small. If you want to setup your own, I would recommend looking into using #Yunohost, as it’s possible to install Pleroma or Mastodon, and Peertube with just a couple of clicks. All you need then, is a Domain Name, setup the DNS records, and you’re good to go. 🙂
I hope that helps! I’m happy to answer any other questions you might have!