I’m looking for ways to set up a remote server for a family member, in such a way that it will mostly “manage itself”, i.e. track security updates without having to learn about using the Linux command line or performing sysadmin’ish tasks.
The main tasks for this server (Pi or NUC, with dual large HDs using BTRFS) are to act as a Nextcloud setup for locally sync’ed files and occasional sharing of some files. In addition, things like LetsEncrypt, PiHole, and Samba are probably going to be useful. I’ll also set up WireGuard to help out remotely and step in when all else fails (assuming the router’s UDP port is patched through).
There’s a “NextcloudPi” project on GitHub, but it doesn’t appear to be very active, nor is it being kept nearly as well up-to-date as DietPi.
I really like DietPi and have been using its menu-driven setup over SSH for many years. The question I have is: is there a web-based front-end which could be used to make occasional admin access easier to understand for a non-tech-savvy person using MacOS & iOS devices?
The thing with SSH is that you have to set up a few things from a laptop or mobile device, and learn about “logging in”, etc. Trivial stuff for some, but easy to forget and get lost if it’s all new and rarely needed.
I would appreciate any tips to get a robust & long-term remote setup going.