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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
{{Note|'''Running your own pod is not the only way to use diaspora*.'''<br>See [http://podupti.me the list of community-operated servers] to join the network by registering an account on a public instance.}}
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{{Note|'''You don't need to have your own pod to use diaspora*.'''<br>Running your own diaspora* server allows more control over your data, but it requires technical skills and time. Instead, you can register on one of the [[Choosing_a_pod|installations open to everyone]] that allow you to use diaspora* in a few clicks without any requirements}}
  
 
This guide will outline the procedure to get you set up with a {{#var:mode}}-ready installation of diaspora*.
 
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* '''Running a common setup will get you the most help, if you need it.'''<br>Most people in the community will have some experience running diaspora* with [http://unicorn.bogomips.org/ Unicorn] as the app server using [http://nginx.org/ Nginx] as outward-facing web server. Of course, you're free to run any other app server (Thin, Passenger...) or web server (Apache), but you might find it harder to get help if you run into unexpected troubles.
 
* '''Running a common setup will get you the most help, if you need it.'''<br>Most people in the community will have some experience running diaspora* with [http://unicorn.bogomips.org/ Unicorn] as the app server using [http://nginx.org/ Nginx] as outward-facing web server. Of course, you're free to run any other app server (Thin, Passenger...) or web server (Apache), but you might find it harder to get help if you run into unexpected troubles.
 
* '''diaspora* is developed utilizing latest web standards'''<br>Therefore UX is best with recent browsers, so please update your Firefox, Opera, Chrome or Safari to the newest version. We do not currently support any version of Internet Explorer, though we won't reject any [[Getting Started With Contributing|contributions attempting to change that]] circumstance.
 
* '''diaspora* is developed utilizing latest web standards'''<br>Therefore UX is best with recent browsers, so please update your Firefox, Opera, Chrome or Safari to the newest version. We do not currently support any version of Internet Explorer, though we won't reject any [[Getting Started With Contributing|contributions attempting to change that]] circumstance.
* '''diaspora* strongly recommends HTTPS'''<br>as we encrypt communication amongst servers and to the client browsers. You can get a free TLS certificate from [https://letsencrypt.org Let's Encrypt], [http://www.wosign.com/english/freessl.htm WoSign] or [http://www.startssl.com/ StartSSL]. <br>''Unfortunately, self-signed certificates or certificates issued by CACert won't work.''
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* '''diaspora* strongly recommends HTTPS'''<br>as we encrypt communication amongst servers and to the client browsers. You can get a free TLS certificate from [https://letsencrypt.org Let's Encrypt]. <br>''Unfortunately, self-signed certificates or certificates issued by CACert won't work.''
 
* '''We need your feedback'''<br> to constantly improve and update this guide. Have a look at [[How we communicate]]
 
* '''We need your feedback'''<br> to constantly improve and update this guide. Have a look at [[How we communicate]]
 
* '''Do not run any of the commands you find in this guide as <tt>root</tt> (except if requested).'''<br>Just ''use your normal user'' - or even better - ''create a separate user'' for diaspora* ([http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/29165 rationale]).
 
* '''Do not run any of the commands you find in this guide as <tt>root</tt> (except if requested).'''<br>Just ''use your normal user'' - or even better - ''create a separate user'' for diaspora* ([http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/29165 rationale]).
 
<noinclude>[[Category:Installation-Templates]]</noinclude>
 
<noinclude>[[Category:Installation-Templates]]</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 10:26, 21 November 2018

Introduction

»» Note
You don't need to have your own pod to use diaspora*.
Running your own diaspora* server allows more control over your data, but it requires technical skills and time. Instead, you can register on one of the installations open to everyone that allow you to use diaspora* in a few clicks without any requirements


This guide will outline the procedure to get you set up with a -ready installation of diaspora*.

Things to know

  • The install is a bit complex, but we're here to help.
    It's extremely helpful to have some experience in Linux/Unix server administration or Rails app deployment already. But don't worry, if you run into problems and need help, just visit us in our IRC channels on Freenode.
  • Running a common setup will get you the most help, if you need it.
    Most people in the community will have some experience running diaspora* with Unicorn as the app server using Nginx as outward-facing web server. Of course, you're free to run any other app server (Thin, Passenger...) or web server (Apache), but you might find it harder to get help if you run into unexpected troubles.
  • diaspora* is developed utilizing latest web standards
    Therefore UX is best with recent browsers, so please update your Firefox, Opera, Chrome or Safari to the newest version. We do not currently support any version of Internet Explorer, though we won't reject any contributions attempting to change that circumstance.
  • diaspora* strongly recommends HTTPS
    as we encrypt communication amongst servers and to the client browsers. You can get a free TLS certificate from Let's Encrypt.
    Unfortunately, self-signed certificates or certificates issued by CACert won't work.
  • We need your feedback
    to constantly improve and update this guide. Have a look at How we communicate
  • Do not run any of the commands you find in this guide as root (except if requested).
    Just use your normal user - or even better - create a separate user for diaspora* (rationale).