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libreddit is a self hostable frontend for reddit. And to be honest ever since I have came across it I've have not used the reddit's main or old website at all.

So I basically hosted an instance for myself via The reason for hosting on is that they allow upto 3 CPU applications be hosted for free and also running libreddit on it was really easy.

How to

  • Get an account on
  • Install flyctl -
  • Once it's installed run fly launch, go through the options and in the end it will generate a fly.toml file.
  • Replace the content of the toml file with the following:
app = "<YOUR_APP_NAME>"
kill_signal = "SIGINT"
kill_timeout = 5
processes = []

  image = "libreddit/libreddit"


  auto_rollback = true

  http_checks = []
  internal_port = 8080
  processes = ["app"]
  protocol = "tcp"
  script_checks = []
    hard_limit = 25
    soft_limit = 20
    type = "connections"

    force_https = true
    handlers = ["http"]
    port = 80

    handlers = ["tls", "http"]
    port = 443

    grace_period = "1s"
    interval = "15s"
    restart_limit = 0
    timeout = "2s"
  • Run fly deploy.

I use libredirect to automatically redirect every or URL to my own instance of libreddit.

My Instance -