I host a few services that you might find useful.

NextcloudCloud storage for personal data.Private
VaultwardenEasy-to-use online password manager.Public
KeeWebOpen KeePass in your browser.Public
SearXPrivacy respecting search engine.Public
YOURLSYour Own URL Shortener.Public
PrivateBinPaste and share text with encryption.Public
JirafeauDrag and drop file sharing solution.Public
xBrowserSyncCross browser bookmarks sync.Public
RainloopCheck your email using this web client.Public
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...regaining control of my data

Instance: Saura's Nextcloud

Nextcloud is an open source self hosted cloud solution where I backup my files, media, contacts and other data for safekeeping. The instance is for personal use since the size of my server is relatively small and it cannot handle too many users at once. But I have kept the registration to the service open in case someone wants to explore the inside of it. The account will be deleted after 24 hours of creation.


...solving password management problems

Instance: Saura's Vaultwarden

Vaultwarden (Bitwarden) is a password manager that I settled with after trying out a few others. It is completely open source and can be self hosted by anyone. There are apps available for all platforms and addons for all browsers so that you can have your passwords at your fingertips everywhere. I have this service available to the public, so feel free to sign up and make use of it. You won't ever have to remember your passwords again. I will only be able to see the email that you use to sign up. All your passwords will be encrypted with AES-256 and PBKDF2 by the Master Password that you set and thus can only be accessed by you.


...handle KeePass databases in your browser

Instance: KeeWeb

KeeWeb is an open source web application that lets you open your encrypted KeePass databases on the go.


...performing web searches on my own terms

Instance: Saura's SearX

SearX is an open source meta search engine that fetches results from other search engines using a bunch of python scripts. This way I can skip unwanted advertisements and forget the fear of being tracked. The service is open to the public with default settings but the 'preferences' section is locked to avoid abuse. If you are still interested to keep your own set of preferences, write me an email and we can discuss further.


...Your Own URL Shortener

Instance: Saura's URL Shortener

YOURLS is open source and runs a bunch of php scripts to convert those lengthy URLs that you have into short and easy to remember URLs. The service is public and free for all to use. Either generate a random URL or customize it, YOURLS choice.


...pasting and sharing encrypted text/code across the internet

Instance: Saura's PrivateBin

PrivateBin is an open source text storage site where you can store text and code without fear. The server will have no knowledge of the data that you store. Only the people with a direct link to the pasted data can access it.

Jirafeau click file drop and share

Instance: File Share by Saura

Another open source service that I have hosted for easy peer to peer file sharing. Drag and drop, set an expiry, copy the file link and send it to your peer so that they can download the file that you just shared. It is open to the public.


...never losing my browser bookmarks again

Instance: Saura's xBrowserSync

xBrowserSync is an open source alternative to proprietary browser sync methods. It has addons available for all major browsers and an Android app. Nobody will have any knowledge of your bookmarks except you. Support for browser history might come in the near future. My server allows you to store upto 10MB of data(usually just 1MB is enough for all your bookmarks).

Rainloop email client for the web browser

Instance: Saura's Webmail

Rainloop is an open source webmail client with a lot of basic features. It is useful for people like me when we don't have access to our devices where we use email clients like Thunderbird (on PC) and FairEmail (on Android) for managing emails. The domains supported for now are,, and I won't ever add support for GMail for obvious reasons.



I have been addicted to self-hosting since the end of 2019. Introduced to it by my close friend KayG, it has been one hell of a ride! During the learning process I have made several errors and failed multiple times, yet backing down was not an option. I used to delete everything, re-install the OS and start from scratch. There were multiple sleepless nights where all I did was just stare into the computer's terminal, trying to understand the Linux ecosystem and its capabilities. Oh the joy I felt when I got my first service up and running - my own cloud server feat. Nextcloud. My self-hosting capabilities have improved over time, they have become more organised. Truly, you get to learn so much on the world wide web!

Currently I have a dedicated rootserver that runs on CPU AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600; OS Debian Linux 11 (bullseye); RAM 64G DDR4; NVMe SSD 2x512G - served by Hetzner. For the list of everything that I run, see services. To view real-time statistics of my entire setup, see stats.


Once my Wordpress instance was up and running, I began writing in relatively simple words, about my journey and methods to implement privacy in our daily activities like browsing the internet or using email services. I try being a regular writer but fall short due to other responibilities that need my attention. Maybe someday I will start writing and publishing more of what I learn and practice.

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