A crash course on running your own servers with a shoestring budget

In the early days of 2021 we learned the true power of American tech companies. After Trump was ousted by Twitter, the social media alternative Parler was cut off by their cloud hosting provider, Amazon.

Where do we go from here? What can a freedom-minded person do to avoid censorship by tech oligarchs?

The only way is to meet them at their level. In some industries it’s impossible to challenge the establishment, but anyone can have a voice on the Internet. This is still true in 2021.

Cloud hosting vs real computers

Cloud hosting has made it easy for anyone to run a website. It lowered the barrier of entry, improved tech literacy, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. But it’s time to cut out the middleman.

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