My first attempt at getting something set up was with Friendica. I struggled with that for a couple of days but just couldn't get it done. The documentation for it was either incomplete or incorrect. And depending on where I looked, it was vastly different from anything else. Even the official method in the install.md contained in the downloaded compressed file didn't work. Just nothing but errors and problems even getting my browser to connect to it.So I gave up on that and moved to Hubzilla instead, and it just works. I got it up and running on the first attempt. Easy as pie, as they say. Now I just need to get it configured the way I want and get it plugged in to the fediverse.