The amazing thing about PHP and MySQL web apps is that I can troubleshoot and fix them even though I know so very little about PHP. It’s a really robust ecosystem. I don’t want to manage my own application servers for everything but the PHP applications are the simplest to manage. And searching stackoverflow returns just about everything you could imagine.
It’s good because I staked a part of my business on a self-hosted paid PHP application 5 years ago: Pancake and it’s still going strong and relatively easy for me to fix even when it’s running on an 8 year old Synology DiskStation.
This looks like an interesting budgeting app to try out. Firefly-iii