About the show

Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you along for the journey as they learn new ones.

A Jupiter Broadcasting podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

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  • 74: A Pi For Every Problem

    July 1st, 2022  |  59 mins 37 secs
    authentik, disk shucking, docker, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, matrix, nanoleaf, opensense, privacy, raspberry pi server, red hat, security, self-hosting podcast

    Our guest this week has more Raspberry Pis than anyone we've ever met. We get insights into all the projects he used them for, what's worked great, and what's not worked at all.

  • 73: 100 Days of HomeLab

    June 17th, 2022  |  49 mins 1 sec
    argocd, awesome-home-kubernetes, ceph, cicd, containers, cybersecurity, docker, e-ink, flux, gitops, homelab, k8s, k8s-at-home, kubernetes, linux, longhorn, nfs, orange pi, pi, raspberry pi, rook, security, self-hosting, storage, technotim, wifi, youtube

    A special episode today as TechnoTim joins Alex to discuss everything Kubernetes and HomeLab. The #100DaysOfHomeLab initiative from Tim is just getting started, find out what it’s all about in today's episode.

  • 72: First Account is Free

    June 3rd, 2022  |  48 mins 13 secs
    backblaze drive stats, disk failure, dogsheep, drive staticis, federation, g suite legacy, gitea, jellyfin, killed by google, matrix, olivetin, rocket.chat, scrutiny, self-hosted bookmark management, servas, smart, web based shell commands, web hook

    A quick-fire round of projects this week, your feedback, and a discussion about the future of Self-Hosting.

  • 71: Recipe for Success

    May 20th, 2022  |  54 mins 32 secs
    alexa, ansible, bcachefs, best buy e-ink, bitwarden, configure dns with ansible, hard drive failure, homepod, jupiter broadcasting, mergerfs, proxmox 7.2, self-hosted recipe manager, self-hosting podcast, siri, tandoor, uk meetup, virtgl, virtual machine, zfs

    Alex has found the perfect tool to bring your recipe management into the future. Plus, a convenient trick for scripts with passwords, dying hard drives, and the killer new Proxmox feature.

  • 70: Plausible Deniability

    May 6th, 2022  |  53 mins
    community spotlight, containers, fuzzymistborn, google analytics alternative, google anayltics, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, plausible, security cameras, self-hosting podcast, storage leaderboard, umami, wyze hacks

    Alex replaces another Google service; we point the community spotlight at FuzzyMistborn plus your feedback!

  • 69: Get Off My Lawn, The Robot's Got It

    April 22nd, 2022  |  47 mins 14 secs
    10gig, 900 mhz, audbile, audiobookshelf, docker stats, home assistant, insteon, jellyfin trakt sync, jupiter broadcasting, networking, openmower, plextraktsync, raleigh, self-hosted audiobook server, self-hosting podcast, trakt, wyze rtsp

    Alex shares some handy tools, and some old friends join us for a special edition of the show.

  • 68: Unwyze Choices

    April 8th, 2022  |  54 mins 21 secs
    ansible, bitdefender, certificates, cve-2019-12266, cve-2019-9564, dashboards, groups, hide entities, home assistant, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, lego, let's encrypt, lovelace, plex discovery, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, universal watchlist, v1 camera, wyze, z-wave

    We chat about Wyze's recent real bad, no-good security news, why Plex Discover has potential but hasn't impressed us yet, and a brief tour of Alex's home network setup.

  • 67: The No Container Theory

    March 25th, 2022  |  48 mins 27 secs
    ansible, asahi linux, beardedtek, docker, docker desktop, esphome, f_fullsync, fevr, frigate, fsync, jupiter broadcasting, m1, matter delayed, mqtt, nix home assistant, nixos, node-red, paperless-ngx, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, zwavejs2mqtt

    Why Chris is moving away from using Containers, Alex's new project, and some great follow-up.

  • 66: Mmm. Pi.

    March 10th, 2022  |  47 mins 39 secs
    argon eon nas, energy use, heimdall, jupiter broadcasting, matter, performance, raspberry pi, raspbmc, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, transcoding, z-wave, zigbee

    We look back at our favorite moments from the last ten years of the Raspberry Pi, why you might want to start considering one, and where we want to see the platform evolve.

  • 65: Failing at Scale

    February 25th, 2022  |  44 mins 59 secs
    22.02, docker, docker-compose, gluster, helm script, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes helm, kvm, nextcloud two-factor, proxmox, python 3.10, self-hosting podcast, truenas scale, unraid, z-wave, zfs, zwave integration

    Alex gives the new TrueNAS SCALE a go and hits a snag.

  • 64: Analysis Paralysis

    February 11th, 2022  |  46 mins 56 secs
    docker, documentation, gelli, home assistant, jellyfin audio player, jupiter broadcasthing, nabu casa price increase, plexamp, ps3, retronas, self-hosted, self-hosted matrix, self-hosting podcast, steam deck, stickfreaks, what is matrix

    Sometimes we get a bit carried away; we dial it back and share some self-hosting long-timer insights.

  • 63: Pulling the Rug Out

    January 28th, 2022  |  42 mins 51 secs
    free g suite account, google, high-speed lte, jellyfin, let's encrypt, lidarr, modem, neil young, plexamp, self-hosted lossless music, spotify, tailscale, z-wave outdoor

    Alex has a new high-quality self-hosted music setup, and Chris solves complicated Internet problems.

  • 62: Succumbing to the Ecosystem

    January 14th, 2022  |  49 mins 15 secs
    automation, docker, dozzle, home assistant, homebridge, homekit, hub, infuse, iplayer apple tv, jupiter broadcasting, log viewer for docker, nfc tags, self-hosting podcast, smartthings, tailscale, wireguard

    Alex got some new devices for Christmas, and we set off figuring out how to integrate them into his network.

  • 61: That First Layer Squish

    December 31st, 2021  |  59 mins 54 secs
    3d printing, creality, ender, ender3, filament, jupiter broadcasting, maker, plastic, prusa, self-hosting podcast, spool

    Some old friends of JB join Alex to discuss 3D printing.

  • 60: Someone Else's Computer

    December 17th, 2021  |  55 mins 33 secs
    amazon web services outage, ansible, automations, aws, button entity, changedetection.io, gitlab vs github, home assistant, horizon workrooms, jellyfin intergration, jupiter broadcasting, log4j vulnerability, mqtt, nabu casa, oculus quest, portainer, self-hosting podcast, state of the project, tasmota, valetudo, vr, wled

    Recent AWS outages sent Alex on a hunt to find more self-hosted alternatives, and Chris digs into the latest Home Assistant release.

  • 59: I Tried to Love Portainer

    December 3rd, 2021  |  48 mins 30 secs
    ansible, docker compose, docker gui, docker stats, docker-compose profiles, dozzle, google, hedgedoc, jupiter broadcasting, lazydocker, martix self-hosting problems, portainer, portainer review, self-hosting podcast, stacks, synapse, yaml

    We try out a couple of very popular Docker GUI's and report back, and discuss our biggest Self-Hosted regrets.