.onion hosting

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by FileShredder, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. FileShredder

    FileShredder Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Is there anywhere that offers some form of basic WYSIWYG hosting on a .onion domain?
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Some are listed in The Hidden Wiki. But who would you trust?

    It's not hard to create your own. The key thing is separating Tor processes from server etc processes for your site. Whonix is a simple platform that handles that. For running simple static sites, which are recommended anyway, thttpd is very easy to set up, and still quite secure. It's old, but very simple, with a small attack surface.

    There are risks running locally, however. But you can put Tor gateway and server VMs in a low-end hosted server running VirtualBox in headless mode. The Whonix VMs are too big for that, but ra's Tor gateway VM and a Linux server VM work fine.

    But maybe adrelanos has better advice here ;)
  3. adrelanos

    adrelanos Registered Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    As in 0.5.5, Whonix has no WYSIWYG .onion hosting. I have something in mind, but I am not there. At the moment Whonix is more about "use any server software and let Whonix keep care, that it doesn't spill your IP".

    Whonix let's you use any operating system, if you dislike the Whonix-Default-Workstation:

    And you can also shrink the default Whonix-Default-Workstation by uninstalling the desktop environment, if you want that. Since Whonix is very modular, it's a good platform for tweaked builds. One could create a Whonix-Headless/Server-Workstation. See:
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