How do you guys document all the technical stuff of your selfhosted servers?

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  • foam

    A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode

    I used to bullet journal but pen and paper notes aren't searchable so I use FOAM for knowledge management, it's a vscode plugin that turns simple markdown into a great connected graph of notes.

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    I've started out with just txt files and markdown files within repositories. But beginning of the year I switched to Joplin. Which was a very good start. However since than I've moved on to Obsidian with self-hosted livesync and Git as backup. I couldn't be happier since.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. The open-source backend cloud platform for developing Web, Mobile, and Flutter applications. You can set up your backend faster with real-time APIs for authentication, databases, file storage, cloud functions, and much more!

  • memos

    A privacy-first, lightweight note-taking service. Easily capture and share your great thoughts

    I was using wikijs but it's overkill and way to in-depth for stuff like that but that's not a bad thing it can be a fantastic tool if that's what you prefer. But I recently discovered memos a twitter like note taking app you can selfhost. Search functionality and tags. Can input code segments which I use for my compose files portainer stacks ect.. also have a post on there for all my IP addresses and lots of other useful snippets from around the web.

  • answer

    A Q&A platform software for teams at any scales. Whether it’s a community forum, help center, or knowledge management platform, you can always count on Answer.

    I keep my notes on self hosted

  • Snibox

    Self-hosted snippet manager

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    I use Trilium Notes, I like how subpages become sub-sections on their parent page.

  • Outline

    The fastest knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, realtime collaborative, feature packed, and markdown compatible.


  • Amplication

    Amplication: open-source Node.js backend code generator. An open-source platform that helps developers build backends without spending time on boilerplate & repetitive coding. Including production-ready GraphQL & REST APIs, DB schema, DTOs, filtering, pagination, RBAC, & more.

  • obsidian-livesync

  • app

    Think fearlessly with end-to-end encrypted notes and files. For issues, visit or

    Have you tried Standard Note?

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