General information#

The CLUB1 server allows its members to host different types of web projects. But it is also a community of people interested in the notions of web spaces, freedoms and web exploration.

Requests and problems#

If you find a bug 🐛, a service seems to be unavailable 😵 or you have a suggestion 💡, don’t hesitate to let us know! You are first invited to explore the forum 🔍, to check that the subject has not already been discussed. If this is not the case, you can, according to your preferences:

  • Open a ticket by creating a post on the forum.

  • Send an email to

  • Discuss it on Matrix via More specific rooms are dedicated to the website and the doc. They are listed within the space.

Server infos#

It lives in the closet like Harry Potter

… it’s the server.

Operating system#

The server runs on Debian 11 and is updated regularly. Security updates are installed automatically within 24 hours using unattended-upgrades and the services depending on it are then automatically restarted using needrestart.

Installed software and libraries#

All the installed software is under free license, except for the following list, for which there is no free alternatives:

  • Supermicro BIOS/BMC

  • Intel Microcode

  • Intel QAT firmware

A significant number of software and libraries are already installed. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Apache       2.4
MariaDb     10.5
PHP          7.4
Python       3.9
NodeJs      12.22
Composer     2.0
pip         20.3
npm          7.5
phpMyAdmin   5.0
git          2.30
borg         1.1
rsync        3.2
unison       2.51

If you wish an additional software to be installed, please check first that it is not already present, then, if not, create a ticket as explained above.


In order to guarantee a certain availability, the server as well as the network equipment are powered by an UPS. However, since redundancy is not present at all levels, the server may be inaccessible for short periods of time, for example during a kernel update. That said, an effective availability above 98% should be ensured.

The status of the various services can be viewed live on This service observation tool is hosted by ResiLien, a member of the CHATONS collective, on a server located in Cremeaux.

Members accounts#


The username must comply with the following rules:

  • a length of between 3 and 17 characters (included).

  • contain only lower case letters or hyphens (-).

This identifier is mainly used internally for the connection to the services and is therefore not especially visible from outside. It is however present in the CLUB1 email address assigned by default to members and in automatic URLs such as those of static websites and git repositories.

Account Terms#

Each entity (person or group), can host as many projects as it wishes within reason.

A member account therefore includes:

  • SSD storage space

  • more hard disk space (on request)

  • FTP access

  • SSH access (for advanced users)

  • SQL databases (MariaDb)

  • free creation of subdomains (on request)

  • the use of domain names rented via registrars

  • access to the members-only matrix room for project monitoring and assistance

For now, the chosen format is membership, with a lifetime fee of 35€.