A collection of self-hosted services and software

I’ve finally gotten around to getting the mautrix-telegram bridge bot back up and running, so you can now join the general chat at this link on Telegram once again.

Other updates

I’ve set up daily backups for Gitea, GitLab, Mastodon, and Matrix now. Keep in mind that I in no way wish to “archive” any data, it’s simply in order to ensure I can get things back up and running in the case of a failure (yes, I meant to make that jab in light of recent events).

After thinking it over some more, I’m a little hesitant on running PeerTube and Pleroma instances. I have been really strapped for time lately, and since it’s really only me managing all these services, with my own funds as well, I don’t really want to expand too fast or at a rate that causes me to feel burned out.

Future Updates

I’m now shifting my attention to focusing on improving the services I currently host. I’m looking into “upgrading” the Mastodon instance to use “glitch-soc” and I’m looking into hosting a client for Matrix, that way potential community members can have a way to try out Matrix and communicate as a guest if needed on our own domain rather than being forced to register at Matrix.org or having to mess with client settings in order to register on Werefox Software.

That’s all for now. I’m hoping to provide more more quick updates in the future in order to make the monthly ones less packed.

I've finally managed to migrate the mastodon and matrix instances. They should both be up and running and open for registration.

Discord & Telegram

However, I'm sad to report a couple casualties. Currently, the Discord bridge bot doesn't seem to be working. I've tried all day to get it up and running properly again and have decided to ditch the bot altogether, as no one seems to be using it (including myself), and it's way too much trouble getting it to work. Additionally, the Telegram bridge bot is down for the time being. I'm interested in getting this back up, however, as I use it regularly to read and respond to my Telegram messages.

As a result of the Discord bot no longer being supported here, I've taken down the Discord server. It's possible I'll create another one for a more gaming-centric purpose in the future, but I'm pretty done with getting that bot to work.

Pleroma and Peertube

As far as Pleroma and Peertube are concerned, I've upgraded the Optiplex with an external 10TB hard drive for storage, and the working plan for part of that is to have Peertube's storage connected to it. However, at the moment its primary purpose is as a storage for the Gitea and GitLab instances, as well as for backups and local shared storage. For Pleroma, I'm looking into the possibility of running a docker image. I don't particularly want to keep dealing with bare metal installations of these services, and a containerized one may help with portability down the line should I ever choose to move devices again.

Closing Notes

I'm thinking of posting at the least a monthly update on the services and progress between work. I may also post a few articles here and there. That's all for this month!

The first major step to migration to the new domain has been completed, thanks to the help of write.as!

Over the course of the next week the servers will be off & on as I continue the migration from werefoxsoftware.com to werefox.dev. The mastodon instance will be essentially formatted and a new one will be started.

I’m currently looking into simultaneously hosting a Pleroma instance alongside to keep up with the development of that service and offer options for any future users, as well as considering the addition of a PeerTube instance to host my own and future users’ videos.

More details on all of this will be posted as they develop.


Mastodon is an online, self-hosted social media, and social networking service. It allows anyone to host their own server node in the network, and its various separately operated user bases are federated across many different servers.


An alternative web client for Mastodon, focused on speed and simplicity.


Halcyon is standard Twitter like client of Mastodon, And you can use it just by login to your instance. Let's Toot like a tweet.


Brutaldon is a brutalist, Web 1.0 web interface for Mastodon and Pleroma.


PeerTube is a free and open-source, decentralized, federated video platform powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent, that uses peer-to-peer technology to reduce load on individual servers when viewing videos.

Matrix / Element

Matrix is an open standard and lightweight protocol for real-time communication. It is designed to allow users with accounts at one communications service provider to communicate with users of a different service provider via online chat, voice over IP, and videotelephony.

Element (previously Riot) is an all-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. Talk to everyone through the open global Matrix network, protected by proper end-to-end encryption.

I have a community hosted on my Matrix instance, you can use the link here to join: – Community+werefox-software:matrix.werefox.dev Or you can just join the main chat room: – Main chat#chat:matrix.werefox.dev I also have bridge chats for the following services: – Telegram


A painless self-hosted Git service. Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It is published under the MIT license.

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