Monthly Archives: November 2013

Creating a personal Dropbox – using Sparkleshare with Webfaction

I wanted to create a personal version of DropBox, using my own hosting, in order to get around the privacy concerns of that service. I found this nifty application (despite the awful, awful name) called Sparkleshare which claimed to do exactly that, being a client interface to a git repository.

I wanted to use a git repository on my own hosting – webfaction – but couldn’t find a complete tutorial, so thought I’d reproduce the steps here. Thanks to Neum for getting me most of the way there.

1. Install git on your host
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