Beakerbrowser's Homebase - a self-deployable tool for managing websites published with the Dat protocol
plusone-nick last edited by plusone-nick
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!
Here are some additional resource about the listed projects:
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:
plusone-nick last edited by
@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
@plusone-nick there are a few alternates, zeronet.io being another.
doodlemania2 App Dev last edited by
@robi +1 - I use Zeronet as well. It's pretty good if you can sift out the cruft.