Simple containerized open source app hosting - Free for a year during Beta
tl;dr: I'm building a container service to run open source apps in a simple way, while sharing with the app creators. Will be free for a year when signing up during beta.
I'd like to share my latest project: Basically I found myself running a bunch of VPS mostly to host various tools, like uptime monitors, Git, etc. They all come in Docker (thankfully), but I still need to figure out env vars, DB settings, etc. And then look after updates sometimes. I'm sure others have a similar workflow. So I wanted to find a simpler way to just run the open source apps I use regularly.
As a result I built PikaPods: A container-based platform to run selected open source apps with just a few clicks. It's aimed at those who aren't sysadmins at heart or just too lazy.
At the same time running an open source project is such a shitty job. (I know because I'm doing it.) It would be great if the people who maintain all our toys got something in return. So I'm offering a revenue sharing option to all projects available on the platform. PhotoPrism (a great Google Photos alternative) already took me up on it and I'm hoping to add more over time.
I'd love to know what you guys think of this idea, possible improvements and apps to add. Just note that I won't add any projects that already have a hosted offering and I don't plan on making this into a general container hosting platform, since this would require much more vetting and monitoring. So just established open source projects for now.
Mod edit (Not_Oles): removed 🎉 from title.