Host websites in your browser.
TLDR: You can open this website and host anything from the website: hostyoself.com.
What’s the point of this? You can host a website! You can share a file! Anything you want, directly from your browser!
Just kidding! You don’t need any of that crap. Just goto hostyoself.com drag and drop a folder, or select a file. That’s literally it. Now you can host a website from your laptop or your phone or your smartwatch or your toaster.
How is this possible? When the server you point at gets a request for a webpage, the server turns back and asks you for that content and will use what you provide for the original request.
Seriously, how is this possible? The relay uses websockets in your browser to process GET commands.
Won’t my website disappear when I close my browser? Yep! There is a command-line tool that doesn’t require a browser so it can run in the background if you need that. But yes, if your computer turns off then your site is down. Welcome to the joys of hosting a site on the internet.
What’s the largest file I can host using this?
Should I use this to host a website? Dear god yes.
Does this use AI or blockchain? Sure, why not.
Does it scale? Horizontally, or vertically? Probably neither!
What inspired this? beaker browser, ngrok, localhost.run, inlets.dev, Parks and Recreation.
Here’s an example where I use hostyoself.com to host itself. I use
wget to download hostyoself.com and then host hostyoself.com from hostyoself.com: hostyoself.com/hostyoself/. Happy 9th Anniversary Inception :cake:!
Host from the browser
Open hostyoself.com and drag and drop a folder, or select a file. Your browser will host the files!
Host from the command line
You can host files directly from the terminal!
$ hostyoself host https://hostyoself.com/confidentcat/
Now if you have a file in your folder
README.md you can access it with the public URL
https://hostyoself.com/confidentcat/README.md, directly from your computer!
If you’re on a Mac, you can install with Homebrew:
brew tap schollz/homebrew https://github.com/schollz/homebrew-tap.git brew install hostyoself
Or you can host your current directory using Docker:
$ docker run -v `pwd`:/data schollz/hostyoself
Run your own relay
Want to run your own relay? Its easy.
$ hostyoself relay --url https://yoururl
$ git clone https://github.com/schollz/hostyoself $ cd hostyoself $ go generate -v -x $ go build -v