Beakerbrowser's Homebase - a self-deployable tool for managing websites published with the Dat protocol
Hello Cloudron community!
My name is Nick and I am posting here in hopes of getting the Homebase app created by- https://beakerbrowser.com/ added to the Cloudron app store. Here is the repo- https://github.com/beakerbrowser/homebase
Beakerbrowser is built with Electron & utilizes the-https://datproject.org/ which is a p2p protocol for publishing data including web pages and web apps. The browser also accesses the conventional web via (http/https)
The Homebase app allows users to:
- Keep dat:// websites online
- Publish dat:// websites to DNS shortnames
- Mirror dat:// websites to https://
- Provision and manage HTTPS with Let's Encrypt
- Optional Pinning Service API endpoints
They have a company which has built and provides a hosting service called- https://hashbase.io/
This has also been open sourced- https://github.com/beakerbrowser/hashbase
The point of the projects (Beakerbrowser, Dat & Hashbase/Homebase) are to create an open web with "no servers" but we all understand there still have to be some form of server somewhere and in this instance a self hosted server like Cloudron is more than ideal. We would like to be able to simply install the Homebase app and start to host web-pages and apps on the Dat protocol/network from a personal secure cloud! I can imagine many others would enjoy and utilize this as well!
Regardless, what y'all are doing with Cloudron!
Go and download the Beakerbrowser to access the below podcast with the founders: Episode 3 is good!
Also, just mess around with the browser especially if you are a web and or app developer!
marcusquinn last edited by
@plusone-nick Nice find, just spotted they are at v1.0 now:
Worth a read:
I can see this being a good add-on for Cloudron as a way to host sites without needing a central authority controlled domain name, or to have peer-to-peer domain redundancy.
By coincidence (or brainwashing algo) the above Twitter link appeared directly after this more controversial Tweet, that highlights the increasing awareness of deplatforming risks for publishers:
@marcusquinn wow i think this is my first cloudron forum post ever lol & yeah this is a very interesting project and they have managed to stay around and grow. Would be nice to have an alternate protocol for "web" traffic
robi last edited by
@robi +1 - I use Zeronet as well. It's pretty good if you can sift out the cruft.