Sandstorm makes it easy to run your own server. Install apps to create documents, spreadsheets, blogs, git repos, task lists, and more as easily as you'd install apps on your phone. Sandstorm is open source and can be installed on any x86-64 Linux system.
Sandstorm as a self-hosted option is free, open-source and still maintained. The Sandstorm's paid hosting Oasis will be shut down on Dec 31 2019. More Info »
Designed for humans
It's as easy as your phone. No command lines, no config files, no database provisioning.
Secure by default
Sandstorm's unparalleled security measures keep you safe even when apps are buggy.
Run any app you want -- even write your own. Don't get locked into walled gardens.
Lots of apps
Use a wide variety of web apps on Sandstorm, including things that you can't find elsewhere. We have the usual e-mail, photo sharing, and collaborative document editing, but also niche apps that the big guys will never offer because they can't be monetized. Moreover, Sandstorm is the only easy way to run many great open source apps.
Protect your privacy
Sandstorm apps can only talk to the outside world with your explicit permission. That means they can't secretly spy on you, develop an advertising profile from your data, or perform psych experiments on you without your consent. Plus, apps running on your server do not disappear when the developer stops supporting them.
Don't get locked in
When developers run the servers, they can lock you in to their walled garden, refusing to play nice with competitors they don't like. Sandstorm puts all your apps and data under your roof, where you can mix and match apps as you please. You can even freely move between hosts and take all your apps and data with you.