Hi there. Shallow from Canada here.
I’m looking to setup my own XMPP services (server) on a small 128MB LowEndSpirit Debian 8 VPS. I don’t have a large social media presence, what I am trying to do is consolidate as many contacts to one messaging service.
I’m in Asia ‘frequently’ and have a lot of contacts there who use Line. I have a handful of contacts here in Canada that are still loyal to BBM(e). I have people that still send me SMS messages (jerks). I have sim cards from many countries I swap out frequently, so SMS is terrible to communicate with. I also communicate on Slack for an old EFnet IRC channel, and lurk around on Matrix and of course IRC still a bit (bitchx baby).
Anyways… On this VPS I have nginx and LE certs already configured. So far I have narrowed it down to the two seemingly most popular free choices for XMPP servers, Prosody and Ejabberd. I’m also looking at a fork of Prosody called Metronome.
Video calling would also be excellent as an add-on component, but I’m not sure how it works with/alongside XMPP. Through bridging perhaps? I dunno. For now I’m happy with a secure self-hosted messaging server to send #dick comparison pics to Ladyboys and death threats to co-workers.
Anyone with thoughts or experience installing and securing either of these services? (Experience with Ladyboys not required but any stories are totally welcomed).
I’m sorry I couldn’t be serious for a whole post or topic. @receivedthanks in advance.