Mico's Blog

Why I don’t host services that hold user data to the public

Published (updated: ) in Self-hosted.

To put it simply, I don’t want to be responsible for possible data loss that could be my fault or something out of my control.

I do host them for myself and people I know so it’s easier to manage and backup existing data, but if there was say a 100 people more, it would be a mess to control and I just don’t want to deal with that.

Great examples of this would be Bitwarden, I only host it for myself because I can suffer some downtime and data loss if something bad would happen.

I could just say that I’m not responsible for anything bad that would happen, but why would anyone use a service like that? Probably no one, and still I would feel guilty saying that.

So for now, I am happy with what I host for others at the moment and hope you will find them useful.