Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for communities (of any size).
• social networking discussion threads
• cloud file storage
• calendar and contacts (with CalDAV and CardDAV support)
• webpage hosting with a content management system
• and more... More Info »
An instance of Hubzilla is called a Hub. Hubs are independent general-purpose websites that not only connect with their associated members and viewers (e.g. a community), but also connect together to exchange personal communications and other information with each other. This allows hub members on any hub to securely and privately share anything; with anybody, on any hub - anywhere; or share stuff publicly with anybody on the internet if desired.
Hubzilla is the server software which makes this possible. It is a sophisticated and unique combination of an open source content management system and a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework and protocol suite, built using common webserver technology (PHP/MySQL/Apache, although Mariadb or Postgres and Nginx could also be used - we're pretty easy). The end result is a level of systems integration, privacy control, and communications features that you wouldn't think are possible in either a content management system or a decentralised communications network. It also brings a new level of cooperation and privacy to the web and introduces the concept of personally owned "single sign-on" to web services across the entire internet.
Hubzilla hubs are
• inherently social
• optionally inter-networked with other hubs
• privacy-enabled (privacy exclusions work across the entire internet to any registered identity on any compatible hubs)