let's say that I'd like to have a single board computer for
1) publishing my personal indie blog as a Tor onion service
2) having an IRC bouncer
3) having my own instance of a fediverse service (pleroma ?)
4) having my own xmpp server
what is the best alternative ?
@AbbieNormal The Rock64 is probably all you need, and is a great deal. The RockPro64 is a significantly more capable board, but at a higher cost. Both have better IO and better upstream support than Raspberry Pi.
My recommendations. I'm a big fan of the Odroid HC2/HC1 SBCs that I'm using for my servers. More than enough compute for my uses and for yours as well from the sounds of it. Price is very reasonable and they are designed to be servers with built in sata hdd/ssd slot. If you have any concerns about the CPU being 32 bit they also have a newer version with a more powerful and 64 bit CPU (Odroid HC4). Anything Pine64 or a Pi 4 would do well also.
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