As easy-to-use dedicated Holo hosting devices, HoloPorts serve as a bridge between the community running distributed Holochain applications and visitors from the web. Owners of HoloPorts can charge fees for their hosting service and earn HoloFuel. HoloPorts come in two sizes—the the HoloPort and the HoloPort+.
The HoloPort is a plug and play device built for hosting Holochain apps to service mainstream web users.
The HoloPort runs as a stand-alone server with a Linux distro installed, pre-configured, to run/host efficiently. A HoloPort needs Internet service, but it does not need to be connected to a computer.
HoloPort can run 24/7 using very little electricity (15W-45W). It will come with a Holo host Linux image (based on a custom NixOS build) that includes a mobile/web UI to configure your host settings.
You will need to interface with the Holo admin UI to configure some settings. You can select the hApps you want to host.
Eventually HoloPorts will NOT be required for hosting on Holo. Anyone can be a host. In the future, you will be able to a) download the Holo Host OS image, or b) download the Holo hApp that can be installed on existing Linux/Window/Mac systems, including low-power computers such as Raspberry Pi and enterprise devices.