I've just read the homebrewserver manifesto, looked at the stack of unused laptops on my shelf, and I feel inspired!
What do you guys actually do with your home servers though?>
there's a bunch of things I'm planning to do but haven't implemented
I'm planning on setting up Dynamic DNS so that i can log into my home server from anywhere using a domain that i bought
What i'm doing right now is setting up a Xen virtual machine server to host multiple websites and services in a fairly secure manner
You can also run a propper website in a virtual machine and use a vpn like wireguard to pipe that VM to a VPS somewhere else so you don' give out your home IP address
Tor or I2p hidden services are also a nice option
> What i'm doing right now is setting up a Xen virtual machine server to host multiple websites and services in a fairly secure manner
Isn't Xen kinda overkill? You can host multiple sites with an Nginx reverse proxy, unless you're doing some kind of interesting interactivity.
Good luck and have fun anyhow!
How easy is it to set up Xen?
I looked into it a few times for distro-hopping but it looked a bit overwhelming.