I have taken the lack of forthcoming videos as a form of advice on its own. If Techlore, who do this kind of thing for a living, cannot easily make videos about how to set up Nextcloud then it is probably a giant pain in the ass.
As someone who does a bit of selfhosting, I recommend you save yourself some time, money and sanity and go with a service that offers what you need instead of self hosting. I think it could be a good learning experience but it is hard to manage your own nextcloud server unless you are familiar with system adminstration. You will be in charge of maintenance and making regular backups of the server to make sure you don’t lose any data. You will also have times where your server goes down and this means you will have to debug what has happened and fix it.
I think you would be more secure using a cloud service that has a team of people maintaining and securing their servers.
However if you do want to give it a try I would recommend Umbrel as a starting point, all you need is a raspberry pi 4 to get started. You can install nextcloud and other apps with a click of a button.
Regarding our series. It has continually fallen behind on the list of priorities as we’re constantly overwhelmed with our numerous projects.
Some things popped up right after announcing the project and it’s been in limbo ever since. If I had waited just a few weeks to publish it, then I would’ve held off on announcing the project altogether.
Once time opens up a bit more (hopefully over summer) then I’ll see if I can fit time for it. Though it’ll have to battle time used for Go Incognito v2
If there isn’t much difference between self-hosting Nextcloud (for cloud storage) and Proton Drive, then what is the point of spending so much time and energy on self-hosting Nextcloud? Is there any reason not to use Proton Drive besides it not having a desktop client yet?
According to Proton, Proton Drive will have a desktop client in the future, so I am willing to wait for that if there really is not much difference between self-hosting Nextcloud and just using Proton Drive.
Are there still any benefits in self-hosting Nextcloud now that Proton Drive is out? There will be a desktop client for Proton Drive in the future (according to Proton) so could that replace self-hosted Nextcloud?
You should check out their website, they have an appstore where you just install apps that you want, it will require you to go through the installation on the raspberry pi but that’s pretty easy. It’s the easiest solution that I’ve seen so far, I have tested it a bit and it seems to work pretty well.