Why you may want to self-host the Cactus Comments backend.
If you follow the Quick Start guide, you will be using the public infrastructure provided by us. It may be desirable to host these programs yourself to avoid any dependence on a third party (in this case, us).
The infrastructure is made up of a Matrix homeserver (
Synapse) and the Cactus
Comments backend service
cactus-appservice is an application
service that is
reponsible for managing comment section rooms in collaboration with the
homeserver. Its primary responsibility is to create rooms on-demand and to make
sure the right users are moderators in the appropriate rooms.