How to Host Your Own Server on Bluesky

Become a host from an user beyond clouds on Bluesky!

If you’re interested in creating your own online space, you might want to consider hosting your own server on Bluesky. This can give you more control over your content and allow you to customize your server to your specific needs. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to host your own server on Bluesky, so you can get started sharing your ideas and connecting with others online.

How to Host Your Own Server on Bluesky

How to Host Your Server on Bluesky

Bluesky operates on an open-source protocol that allows users to have more control over their content and moderation policies. 

With the ability to self-host, it will become even better. You will have the option to relocate your current likes, posts, and followers to a different company’s platform or retain your information instead of storing it on Bluesky’s servers, and whatnot. 

Amazing, isn’t it? Just follow the steps below:

1. Launch a server on any cloud provider.

Note: You must first join the AT Protocol PDS Admins Discord channel and register your PDS’s hostname to access the network. 

AT Protocol PDS Admins Discord channel

2. Open your cloud firewall for HTTP and HTTPS and configure DNS for your domain.

3. Check that DNS is working normally. You can use services like DNS Checker.

4. On your server, download the installer on Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 and Debian 11/12 via ssh using wget.

5. Verify that your PDS is online and accessible. Using ssh on your server, create an account with pdsadmin.

6. Now, use pdsadmin to create an invite code and enter this code when you are using the app to create an account.

7. Finally, open Bluesky and enter the URL of your pdsadmin account.

Also Read: How to Download Bluesky In-App Media Player

Is Bluesky Still Invite-Only?

No, Bluesky officially removed the invite-only registration. Anyone can now create a Bluesky account and sign up.

Now that you know how to set up and host your own server Bluesky, you can easily create servers and shift them to other platforms without worrying about data loss.

If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments section.

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