Since people are going on and on, that #Selfhosting is not just running a script, let me clarify this:
Self-hosting is like gardening. Yes, it needs time and love. But mostly for making new stuff or big changes happen. When you do it properly it can boil down to a few minutes a week, as you maybe just need to water your plants in the garden.
It's a hobby, not everyone needs to do it. There are professional services as alternative, but it's nice to share with friends.
@sheogorath yeah, and when you (or others) depend on it and something breaks unexpectedly it can burn down your whole weekend.
I don't know about you, but when I think of gardening I actually think of groceries. I might make it to live from my garden, but that doesn't mean I'm a farmer or can't buy things from outside. But it's nice to not depend on those outside services. Same goes with hosting.
And when a bad day in the garden means you won't have food on the table, you are doing it wrong. Same goes for hosting.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko