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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  • 125: Tiny Mini Micro Systems FTW

    June 14th, 2024  |  51 mins 33 secs
    3070, alerts, bitfocus, bracket, cloudfree.shop, companion, companion pi, db, deal, dell, docker, dual port, elgato, github, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, m.2, m720q, media, mysql, nextcloud, nvme, pcie, perf, pikvm, postgres, redis, review, self-hosting podcast, server, servethehome, sff, sfp+, shotbox, ssds, sth, streamdeck, thread, tube archivist, tubesync, youtube, yt-dlp

    Alex's mini-PC surprise, why we're trying Tube Archivist, Alex's Nextcloud update, and how Chris stacks automations with Bitfocus Companion.

  • 124: The End of Ownership

    May 31st, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins
    android auto, apple carplay, fiber internet, futo, immich, jupiter broadcasting, nextcloud nix module, nextcloud performance, raspberry pi ipo, self-hosting podcast, spotify car thing

    The "you'll own nothing" trend got worse this week, our thoughts about the Raspberry Pi IPO, poor Nextcloud performance, and Alex's new high-fiber obsession.

  • 123: How much CPU do You REALLY Need

    May 17th, 2024  |  57 mins 26 secs
    docker, facilmap, futo, gpxedit, gpxpod, immich, intel benchmark, jupiter broadcasting, mafl, quicksync, self-hosting podcast

    Alex benchmarks Intel CPUs (and an Arc GPU) to find the ideal balance of age, power, and speed for your home media server. Plus, our thoughts on Immich going full-time.

  • 122: Back to the Future

    May 3rd, 2024  |  55 mins 45 secs
    ersatztv, grist, hd-homerun, home assistant, immich, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, linux, localsend, mythtv, nextcloud, open home foundation, plex, self-hosting podcast, ssh, tailscale, traefik, unraid, vps, zigbee2mqtt

    How Chris created live TV streaming from his local media collection, Alex breaks down the new Open Home Foundation and what it means for self-hosters. Brent's been trying out an open-source AirDrop replacement for all systems, and much more!

  • 121: Forbidden Fruit

    April 19th, 2024  |  50 mins 43 secs
    accidental tech podcast, casey liss, esp32, hdmi kvm over ip, homebridge, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, mac mini server, plex, raspberry pi, remote desktop, self-hosting podcast, vnc

    Special guest Casey Liss from the Accidental Tech Podcast joins the show to discuss his homelab, how he uses HomeBridge, and his delightfully complex garage door sensor system.

  • 120: Can a VPS Replace a Homelab?

    April 5th, 2024  |  45 mins 33 secs
    adam morales, amd, budget vps, dedicated vps, firewall rules, getgrist, grist, hetzner, hetzner vps pricing, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, latency, lowendtalk.com, nas, providers, proxmox, proxmox helper scripts, proxmox import from vmware tool, qemu-system vm, rescue system, self-hosted office, self-hosting, self-hosting podcast, tailscale, unraid, vnc, vps hosting, vultr tos

    Alex goes head-to-head with budget VPS providers, which gets us into a classic debate, and Adam Morales from Unraid joins us!

  • 119: Why So Many Llamas?

    March 20th, 2024  |  47 mins 30 secs
    boosts, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, llm runners, ollama, open webui, reinforcement learning, self-hosting podcast, training ai

    Alex rolls back a major server upgrade, and we have fun playing with local large language models.

  • 118: How Hard Could it Be?

    March 8th, 2024  |  54 mins 13 secs
    ansible role docker compose generator, canonical, collector service, docker-compose, epyc server build, hard drives, influxdb database, jon seager, juju, nixos, nixos module, s.m.a.r.t. data, scrutiny, selenium, smartd, web application

    Alex's new Epyc server build, and Jon Seager from Canonical joins us to chat about Nix in the homelab, packaging Scrutiny, and how Nix fits with existing infrastructure management tools.

  • 117: Unraid as a Service

    February 23rd, 2024  |  58 mins 52 secs
    adiobookshelf, audiobooks, broadcom, camera issue, core nginx developer, docker containers, esxi, f5, freenginx, hypervisor storage, ios app, jellyfin server, jupiter broadcasting, maxim dounin, networking, nginx, nginx drama, pc builds, plappa, podman, pricing changes, raid owl, self-hosting podcast, tech, unifi, unraid, vmware, wyze, zigbee network

    We chat about VMware's rug pull with Bret, aka Raid Owl, and then get into Unraid's big changes and more.

  • 116: Making it all Connect

    February 9th, 2024  |  55 mins 54 secs
    ansible, appletv, automation, bambu, carplay, container networking, deep dive, desktop assistant, docker compose, gitea, home assistant, homekit integration, images, jupiter broadcasting, markdown, mk3s+, mk4, nixcon, nixos, obsidian, plex, proxmox, prusa, rendering, rental service, scale, self-hosting podcast, tailscale, truenas scale, wireguard

    Alex has been deep-diving into container networking, and Chris is trying to steelman Plex's new rental service.

  • 115: A NAS in Every Home

    January 26th, 2024  |  48 mins 53 secs
    3d printer, 3d printers, android, backblaze b2, bambu a1 mini, brian moses, build plate, cloud provider, custom hardware, diagnose failed drives, diy nas, downsides, gitea, hard drive, hass trigger ids, immich, inovelli blue switches, jupiter broadcasting, modifications, nas build, nix-anywhere, nixcon na 2024, nixinate, object storage, obsidian git plugin, obsidian vaults, off-site backup, pasadena convention center, pihole, proprietary firmware, raid array, rclone, repairs, scale 21x, self-hosting podcast, sovol sv06, steveblack hosts list, sync issues, tindie, using tailscale with docker, zigbee

    Brian Moses joins us and shares his most recent NAS build and love for 3D printers. Then Alex gets into the hardware he's deploying around the house, and why we don't see eye-to-eye on ZigBee.

  • 114: Unintended Consequences

    January 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    android tablet experiment, apple notes killer, audiobookshelf, jellystat, lubelog, memos, nextcloud upgrade, openssh 9.5, reverse proxy, stirlingpdf, tailscale integration, zigbee plugs recommendation

    We kick off the new year with new apps in our home lab you’ll want to try and a new way to do networking.

  • 113: State of the Homelabs 2023

    December 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 27 mins
    10gig, 3d printer, ansible, blue iris, borgbackup, caddy, dnsmasq, docker, duplicati, emby, esp32s, framework, freshrss, google drive, grafana, healthchecks.io, home assistant, influx, invoiceninja, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, macos, mergerfs, monitoring, music assistant, nextcloud, nix, nixos, obsidian, octoprint, ombi, opnsense, paperless-ngx, pihole, plex, plexamp, plexjelly-watched, poe cams, prometheus, proxmox, relationship, self-hosting podcast, smokeping, snapraid, storj, tailscale, todoist, traefik, tubeszb, ubu 22.04, unifi, vpn, wallabag, xfs, zfs, zigbee

    We look back at what has changed, what's failed us, and what's sticking around in our homelabs.

  • 112: Red Light, Green Light

    December 15th, 2023  |  58 mins 3 secs
    amazon, amd ryzen, apple, chromecasts, connector, controller, couchdb, data signal, designers, developers, domestic automation, door/window sensor, end users, esphome, foss leaders, framework, google, home assistant, iot networks, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, justice department, led, leds, linuxfest northwest, livesync plugin, obsidian, obsidian sync, plex, plug, post, power, push notifications, raspberry pi satellites, relay, remote satellites, s3-box-3, scale, self-hosting podcast, southern california linux expo, sysadmins, texas linux fest, tizen, track, washington post, water leak sensor, websocket api, wled, wyoming integration, zigbee

    Alex shares a new build integrating WLED, and Chirs reviews hardware that can get you started with WLED in 45 seconds.

    Then, one last big update on the Year of Voice and our thoughts on self-hosting push notifications.

  • 111: pfSense Makes no Sense

    December 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins
    aes-ni, ai, asrockrack, bmc, bsd, budget, chromecast, computers, control, disks, esp32, esp32-s3-box-3, esp8266, esphome, git-annex, guest network, hardware transcoding, immich, intel arc, interlock, iot devices, ipmi, jellyfin, jovian-nixos, jupiter broadcasting, licensing, linux, low power servers, media server, netgate, opnsense, pfsense, plex, poe, scott long, self-hosting podcast, servo motors, tech, touch screen, vlans, voice-assistant, wesp32, wireguard, youtube

    We break down the state of the pfSense changes and the red flags we see. Plus, we're joined by Wolfgang from Wolfgang's channel to dig into his homelab and much more.

  • 110: Google Photos Replacement

    November 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
    45homelab's hl15, auto backup, backblaze cloud, breaking changes, docker compose, exif info, google photos killer, heic/heif backup, image tagging, immich, jupiter broadcasting, multi-user, object detection, photo and video backup, real-time render, restic, s3 encrypted object storage, self-hosting podcast

    That man behind the Google Photos killer joins us to chat about the latest release of Immich. Plus, Alex's first impressions of 45Homelab's HL15.