Already announced months ago (so that the users had enough time to migrate) I've now shutdown my #Hubzilla
hub running on Silverhaze.EU:
server:~# a2dissite silverhaze.eu
Site silverhaze.eu disabled.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
service apache2 reload
server:~# service apache2 reload
[ ok ] Reloading Apache httpd web server: apache2.
postgres@server:~$ dropdb hubzilla
Hubzilla was a nice thing to try out, but I don't think that I've gained much benefit of this, because I also have #Friendica
node running for years and a #Mastodon
instance running for some time now.
Hubzilla is a nice software for what it is: a complete set of web applications. When you only want to have some kind of social web for the #Fediverse
it's maybe a little over the top and you might want to try out Pleroma instead or others.
For me it made no sense to support three different software stacks for federation in my (few) spare time and Hubzilla was some kind of doubling the same sort of task that #Friendica
was always giving me for years. I felt more comfort with Friendica than with Hubzilla, although Hubzilla has some positive aspects for me as well:
- it runs on #PostgreSQL
database. Although the PostgreSQL support could be better (some DB updates are reguarly failing and need a hands-on) this is a big plus for me, because I think PostgreSQL is the better database. MySQL seems to be a memory and disk I/O hog, but that's the only negative thing I can say about Friendica in comparisons to Hubzilla.
- I liked the concept of "Channels" in Hubzilla. In Friendica you need to create a second account with the same mailaddress, connect both accounts and "Manage" the other profile. I think the way how Hubzilla solves this kind of "multiple" accounts with different "Channels" is better and far easier to handle. I would love to see "Channels" as a feature in Friendica as well...
In the end it was not a decision against Hubzilla, it was a decision for more spare time and less administration effort on the server. I believe, Hubzilla will still do well without my small hub (although it was once placed on place no 7 at https://the-federation.info/hubzilla