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#WorkFromHome Setup An Intranet

Engage and Inform with an Office Intranet

Sandstorm lets you setup one (or more) private office intranet for your team to share and collaborate on content and files.

You get to create separate private workspaces (called grains) from a pool of 70+ web apps (online tools) that were made for working together online.

Here are some examples with few web apps:

  • Uploading and sharing files, images and videos with the Davros (file storage) app grain.
  • Planning projects in real-time with the Wekan (kanban board) or Ethercalc (spreadsheet) app grains.
  • Chat online with team members using the Rocket.Chat app grain.
  • Setup shared To Do lists using the Simple Todos app grain.
  • Let your staff survey customers online with the Quick Survey app grain.
  • Use the Collection app to share all your social network grains together.

Your Intranet In Your Control

Create, Use, Share, and Dispose grains whenever you want to. Launch a grain and trash it when you're done!

You can invite guest users and define their access-level at any time. Removing their access is as simple as deleting their invite link (token).

When you don't need your content & data online you can download each grain for later restoration.

Only your user account has access to your data!

Signup for a Sandstorm user account

Use 70+ apps to setup one or more private social networks.

Sandstorm is an open-source project aiming to fundamentally change the way we use web apps for personal or group use, led by ex-Google-engineer Kenton Varda. Meet the team at https://github.com/orgs/sandstorm-io/people and support the project at https://sandstorm.io

iWebz Cloud hosting offers cloud-hosted Sandstorm user accounts for users without the means to setup a self-hosted Sandstorm server.

web hosting with davros on sandstorm

Davros and Sandstorm: Web Hosting On-Demand

Mainstream Web Hosting Services

Setting up a web hosting with a mainstream service generally involves the following steps:

  1. Signup for a paid web hosting service.
  2. Commit to an expensive long-term service plan.
  3. Use one multi-featured web hosting service for setting up all websites.

The problem with this is that you end up paying a huge amount for one multi-featured web hosting service account that you may not use efficiently.

You also end up paying for a service that you can only use for ONE purpose: website hosting.

Additionally, you do not get the option to work together on website files, with different users in a secure manner, with different access levels.

Basic Web Hosting with Davros and Sandstorm

Sandstorm lets you do much more than just web hosting. Davros is just one file storage/publishing app on Sandstorm that lets you host files and simple static HTML websites very easily without any tech-knowledge:

  1. Setup file storage containers (grains) on-demand to use for sharing/hosting web pages and documents.
  2. Drag and drop web pages and other files or entire folders for immediate upload.
  3. Enjoy enterprise-grade security built-in to Sandstorm for private and controlled shared access.
  4. Convert your file storage into file/static web hosting on-demand to use for setting up a static website or offering a private/public file download service.
  5. Backup and transfer each grain with files and folder structure to any Sandstorm server. Movement of your data is always in your control.
  6. Trash the web hosting grains when not needed.

Web Hosting with Davros is covered between 6:25 to 8:15 in the below video.

Using A Custom Domain Name

You can also use an existing domain name to use a custom sub-domain with each of your Davros grains. For this you will need access to the domain name's DNS settings.

You can enter the sub-domain on the Publish screen and you will be shown the DNS entries you need to add. For example, entering docs.iwebz.net shows the following two settings that need to be made in the DNS settings for iwebz.net

davros grain dns settings

Signup for a Sandstorm user account

Use Davros and 70 more apps for unlimited personal or group use.

Davros is a web app available in Sandstorm that takes care of these requirements quite well! Davros is a project by Michael Nutt https://github.com/mnutt that lets you store all of your files in the cloud, move them between your devices, and share files with others. Davros is built to run inside Sandstorm.

Sandstorm is an open-source project aiming to fundamentally change the way we use web apps for personal or group use, led by ex-Google-engineer Kenton Varda. Meet the team at https://github.com/orgs/sandstorm-io/people and support the project at https://sandstorm.io

iWebz Cloud hosting offers cloud-hosted Sandstorm user accounts for users without the means to setup a self-hosted Sandstorm server.

private social network collection grain

Create Your Private Social Network

Your Relationship with mainstream Social Networks

These days mainstream social networks have literally started owning your life and your data. Users trust their promises of privacy and get betrayed time and again.

Everything you share online becomes the (content) property of the social network where you are the captive content producer being used to get many other people engaged with the network.

Your both your content and personal data is also sold to third-party firms to monetize on their terms. You can also be shut out of the social network at any time and they get to keep all your content!

It is time you took back control. But you cannot do so when you use something for free... that is when you offer all your content and data to someone else with no control!

Creating a Private social network

The Sandstorm software lets you use one of 70+ apps to create web services / app work spaces.

Here are some examples:

  • Uploading and sharing files, pics and movies with the Davros (file storage) app
  • Planning events with the Wekan (kanban board) or Ethercalc (spreadsheet) apps
  • Chat with other using the Rocket.Chat app
  • Play online games with apps such as Go, Duoludo, etc.
  • Use the Collection app to share all your social network grains together

You get the idea!

Your Content In Your Control

Create, Use, Share, and Dispose grains whenever you want to. Launch a Wekan grain to plan a birthday party and trash it when you're done! Share pics using a Davros grain and trash it when you do not wish to share any more.

You can invite guest users and define their access at any time. Remove their access by deleting their invite link (token).

When you don't need your content & data online you can download each grain for later restoration.

Only your user account has access to your data and you don't answer to anyone!

Signup for a Sandstorm user account

Use 70+ apps to setup one or more private social networks.

Sandstorm is an open-source project aiming to fundamentally change the way we use web apps for personal or group use, led by ex-Google-engineer Kenton Varda. Meet the team at https://github.com/orgs/sandstorm-io/people and support the project at https://sandstorm.io

iWebz Cloud hosting offers cloud-hosted Sandstorm user accounts for users without the means to setup a self-hosted Sandstorm server.

davros file manager

Davros and Sandstorm: File Storage On-Demand

Mainstream File Storage Services

Setting up a file storage with a mainstream service generally involves the following steps:

  1. Signup for a paid service
  2. Commit to an expensive long-term service plan.
  3. Use one large file storage for all activities.

The problem with this is that you end up paying a huge amount for one large file storage area that you may not use efficiently.

You cannot create small file storage containers on-demand and delete it when you don't need it anymore.

Additionally, you may not get the option to share small groups of files & folders, with different users in a secure manner, with different access levels.

Davros and Sandstorm

Davros is a file storage/publishing app that lets you achieve the following very easily without any tech-knowledge:

  1. Setup personal file storage containers (grains) on-demand to use as shared directories for personal file backup, file transfers across PCs, hosting documents for download, etc.
  2. Drag and drop files or entire folders for immediate upload.
  3. Enjoy enterprise-grade security built-in to Sandstorm for private and controlled shared access.
  4. Convert your file storage into file/static web hosting on-demand to use for setting up a static website or offering a private/public file download service.
  5. Share each file storage grain with multiple guest users with different levels of access: download only (view) or upload/delete (edit).
  6. Backup and transfer each grain with files and folder structure to any Sandstorm server. Movement of your data is always in your control.
  7. Trash the file storage grains when not needed.

Signup for a Sandstorm user account

Use Davros and 70 more apps for unlimited personal or group use.

Davros is a web app available in Sandstorm that takes care of these requirements quite well! Davros is a project by Michael Nutt https://github.com/mnutt that lets you store all of your files in the cloud, move them between your devices, and share files with others. Davros is built to run inside Sandstorm.

Sandstorm is an open-source project aiming to fundamentally change the way we use web apps for personal or group use, led by ex-Google-engineer Kenton Varda. Meet the team at https://github.com/orgs/sandstorm-io/people and support the project at https://sandstorm.io

iWebz Cloud hosting offers cloud-hosted Sandstorm user accounts for users without the means to setup a self-hosted Sandstorm server.