I’m completely new to self-hosting. Where should I begin with a single-board computer?

I plan on buying a single-board computer, probably an Olimex board, to self-host on (starting with Nextcloud). Where should I begin after buying the board? Also, is there anything I need to buy alongside the board (like an SD card or a 5V charger) to use it?

Hi @swiftestcat, sorry for the delay.
Yes, you need to buy an SD card and charger. You’re probably better off having a look at

as it provides the whole kit.

If you bought a pre-installed SDCard, boot it, otherwise you must start with burning an OS to that card. Olimex also has documentation for this:


Then of course you must install Nextcloud. Either refer to nextcloud documentation or YUNoHost documentation.

Enjoy and report!