Okay, so i like the look of #gemini and i've learned how to build from source and how to use git so i can download #Kristall . it took me a few hours because i am not a programmer and these are all new concepts to me.
I have been wanting to make an barebones online cookbook for myself for a while and I think gemini would be perfect for it. I just have no idea how i'm supposed to start a gemini server. I assume i need to buy a domain name?
Any gemini heroes please advise.
@mosttoast You only need a domain name if you want your capsule to appear at something like gemini://yourDomain.xyz or gemini://gemini.yourDomain.xyz (not necessarily .xyz). If you're happy (for the moment) to gain some experience, you could create your cookbook at a free #gemini hosting site such as https://pollux.casa/ Later you could move it to your own server. e.g. as shown beChris Were's video on setting up a server: https://share.tube/videos/watch/4fe4e1f0-7896-4b8c-bfb8-2ff19c78d8e5
Then buy a domain and point it at the site.
@mosttoast While it's not a true Gemini server, my #php program #HtmGem allows publishing Gemini files on the web.
The project is self-hosted and can be installed on a shared hosting.
So it's possible to serve the same files on both #Gemini and http.
The installation guide is in French but is just about copying files and configure url-rewriting.
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