Terabytes of sync storage,
encrypted webmail,
self-hosted websites,
...no monthly fees

Architect Server is an app store platform for self-hosted websites and cloud services.

Try the live online demo!

Launch Demo

Current Apps

Owncloud is an open source cloud storage service that keeps your files synchronized across all your devices. Basically, it's like Dropbox without the monthly fees. A 1 terabyte hard drive costs about $60 vs. $100 a month for 1 terabyte of storage on Dropbox.

Mailpile is an open source encrypted webmail service. It aims to resemble Gmail, except that Google and the government have no way of reading your emails or sending emails as you. Note: mailpile is still in Alpha, so it is not quite ready to replace your main email, but hopefully it will be soon!

Wordpress is a versatile blogging platform that can be used to easily create stylish blogs and websites. Self-hosted Wordpress blogs have no ads and no monthly fees.

Laverna is a note-taking app like Evernote, except that it stores your notes in your browser and cloud storage that you choose. You can select RemoteStorage to sync your notes to your server.

RemoteStorage provides an open protocol for synchronized cloud storage so that any web service that supports the protocol can save data to your private RemoteStorage server.

How it works

Connect the Architect Server to your wireless router and attach a USB hard drive.

Access the Architect Server by going to
and install apps from the app store.

Your apps are automatically accessible from anywhere on the internet at https://appname.username.arc.bz

Note: When accessing your sites, you will initially see a warning in your browser about the SSL certificate because it is self-signed. You can install the certificate in your browser to disable the warning.

Current Features

Automatic Remote Backups

Setup your server to automatically backup all of your files to your friends' servers. Instead of paying for cloud storage, just swap space with people you know and trust.

App Store

Anyone can make apps for Architect Server. Each app is just a standard webapp or Flask application, so there is a low learning curve for developers.

Shared Source

Architect Server is written in Python 3 and all source code is included so you can be sure that your privacy is secure.

How to get started

Digital Download

for any system running Arch Linux


Command Line Installation (view)

Free wildcard dynamic DNS domain name included

Vagrant Box

for VirtualBox


Install VirtualBox and Vagrant, then:

vagrant init architectserver/base
vagrant up

Go to http://localhost:8000

Create a free account through the Digital Download option to complete the setup.

Architect Server Box

$ 150

Tiny low-power system (3.5x2x1 in)

Quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A9 CPU

2GB DDR2 RAM, 16GB Flash

Architect Server pre-installed

Add a USB hard drive for storage

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