can you tell I'm pissed?
So, it's a good idea, things like Friendica, Mastodon, Diaspora... I'm really into the idea.
But then I tried to install them. It has been two days of wasted tears. My lil annwn just doesn't have the juice for it. I only have a Gig of memory. I might bring it up 2 later, but I am realising that I need to keep things really thin. After going through all of the trouble of setting up the domain, getting the SSL and trying to install, I am going to have to hold off on it for now.
I have been playing with the idea of a CMS built from the ground up, and I am not trying to over complicate and do all of the things over and over again. I don't need three wikis, for instance. But I do need a full workable site, and I will keep that as a feature in my hip pocket for later when I can deal with it better.
Addendum: I have now upgraded the server to 4G memory and two processors. Now my issue is elsewhere. At this point, I am not even sure that this server could properly support Wordpress.