I have been thinking of possibly setting up my very first home server to host either a console-only website and/or a BBS (yes, that's right I said: "console-only website and/or a BBS")!
My question is more of a conceptual one. What is the conceptual differences between a console-only website (a website specifically optimized to display best and format best in a console-only browser such as Lynx, Links or ELinks) and a BBS (remember those? they're still used to this day!)? Since I would set up either or both to have similar or the same services, could they be merged into one service or should they be seperate services hosted on the same or seperate servers? Since I've never done anything like this before, how could I go about doing it?
I'm also interested in the possibility of running the BBS side as either a FidoNet
or a Dovenet
system (networked BBS system). FidoNet is still used to this very day to my understanding in both Russia and Taiwan. Dovenet I'm not so sure about. I'm not sure how one would log into a BBS over the internet or even a phone line now days into a simple server at someone's home. Any constructive ideas, suggestions or direction would be greatly appreciated.