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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  • 97: Tempted by the Fruit of Another

    May 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 54 secs
    alex psu, chris' notes, collaboration, drobo, garden gnomes, garden sensors, invoice, it tools, joplin, jupiter broadcasting, laggy ui, markdown support, nextcloud, offline access, pdf manual, photoprism paid tiers, search, self-hosting podcast, sharing, split dns, sync, vscode extension, webdav, wife approval factor, worst self-hosting mistake

    Alex tempts Chris with his Obsidian ways, our thoughts on Drobo going bankrupt, and Photoprism adding paid tiers. Plus, the slick suite of tools you'll want to run on your LAN.

  • 96: Outdoor Home Assistant

    May 5th, 2023  |  53 mins 6 secs
    automation, budget-friendly, capacitive soil moisture sensors, dashboards, data recovery, esphome automation, exposed entities, garden data, garden operation, home assistant, industrial linux mini pc, ip67, joplin, joplin server, jupiter broadcasting, lazydocker, lazygit, obsidian livesync, piper, plex prometheus exporter, prometheus format, qboxmini diy iot enclosure, raspberry pi 4, self-hosting podcast, step-down dc-dc converter, ticonn waterproof electrical junction box, trigger watering, voice, webhook trigger options, xiaomi flora

    Why Chris needs ANOTHER Home Assistant instance and a major breakthrough for self-hosters.

  • 95: Docker U-Turn

    April 21st, 2023  |  46 mins 30 secs
    auto-update, ctop, docker, gpt agents, ios, ipfs, jupiter broadcasting, nextcloud, obsidian, opencv, podman, proxmox, self-hosted, self-hosted ai, self-hosting podcast, tailscale, web-whisper, zfs

    We debate if users learned their lesson from the Docker Hub drama, the silent self-hosting winner going from strength to strength.

  • 94: Full Power

    April 7th, 2023  |  56 mins 46 secs
    ansible, chatgpt-ui, cpp, energy management in home assistant, jellyfin, jellyseer, jupiter broadcasting, modbus, nextdns, obsidian, plex credits skip, self-hosting podcast, stacking ws, victron home assistant integration, vpn, waas, web-whisper

    Chris integrates full home power monitoring into Home Assistant, while Alex tames the AI and rushes to replace Dark Sky.

  • 93: The Podman Perspective

    March 24th, 2023  |  59 mins 22 secs
    alex ellis, alex youtube, docker-compose, gite, gitea actions, green light beta program, jupiter broadcasting, nextcloud, podman, rootless, secret management with ansible vault, self-hosting podcast, sqlite

    Alex goes all in on Rootless Podman, Chris is saving his Nextcloud install from disaster, and a special guest joins us.

  • 92: Rip it all Out

    March 10th, 2023  |  58 mins 38 secs
    10gb network upgrade, attic time, bellingham technical college, cable analyzer, cve-2023-27482, fiber strands, home assistant cve, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo m720q, lightning node, linuxfest northwest 2023, multi-site dns tricks, opnsense, pikvm, remotely exploitable vulnerability, self-hosting podcast, server relocation, sff homelab pcs, split dns setup, tailscale

    Find out why Alex ripped out everything installed last episode and is starting fresh with new gear, wires, and a new goal.

  • 91: Total Network Rebuild

    February 24th, 2023  |  57 mins 9 secs
    asrock ipmi, audiobookshelf, blue iris box, cpu upgrade, flex mini, igpu benchmarking, intel igpus, jupiter broadcasting, kickstarter, network latency, pikvm v4, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, smokeping, unifi switches poe, vlan, wireshark

    Alex has been swapping hardware and standing-up services. It's a network rebuild episode and more!

  • 90: Proxmox ClusterF

    February 10th, 2023  |  47 mins 35 secs
    address conflict error, dhcp/dns server, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, mac address conflict, new network gear, reolink poe doorbell, self-hosting podcast, smart wired doorbell with chime, swapping adguard home for pi-hole, tailscale, ubiquiti

    Alex has major Proxmox problems. What happened, and the fix for now. Plus, the real downside to Wifi cameras and the batch of network gear on the way.

  • 89: Jellyfans

    January 27th, 2023  |  58 mins 9 secs
    audio books, hard drive giveaway, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, live tv, metadata plugin, plex, self-hosting podcast, storage, streaming, tailscale reverse tunnel, youtube with jellyfin, ytdl-sub

    Join us for the surprising conclusion to our month-long challenge.

  • 88: Great Scott!

    January 13th, 2023  |  57 mins 40 secs
    hdhomerun, home assistant skyconnect, intro skipping, jellyfin, jellyfin challenge, jellyfin january, jupiter broadcasting, matrix funding, matrix holiday update, matter, ntfy, openwrt, plex, self-hosting podcast, swiftfin, tp-link eap245, unifiedpush

    Alex dives deep to find out if Kubernetes is overkill for the home and finds solutions to simplify things. And Chris has a new firmware that turns his favorite network cameras up to 11.

  • 87: Jellyfin January

    December 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    hdhomerun, home assistant skyconnect, intro skipping, jellyfin, jellyfin challenge, jellyfin january, jupiter broadcasting, matrix funding, matrix holiday update, matter, ntfy, openwrt, plex, self-hosting podcast, swiftfin, tp-link eap245, unifiedpush

    We kick off our Jellyfin January challenge and invite you to join us. Plus, Chris has some new hardware and our thoughts on the trouble at the Matrix foundation.

  • 86: Disqus-ting Tracking

    December 16th, 2022  |  48 mins 49 secs
    alby, apprise, drive home auotmation, giscus, github actions, hdhomerun, hdmi over ip, home automation, infinity, joplin, jupiter broadcasting, mkdocs, newpipe, obsidian, plex live tv, self-hosting podcast

    What disgusted Alex about Disqus, and how he replaced it with a Self-Hosted solution, a hot HDHomeRun tip, and an update on Chris' hunt for the perfect notes app.

  • 85: Wendell's Hot Pi

    December 2nd, 2022  |  52 mins 16 secs
    home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, level one techs, level1techs, nas, o2 sensor, odroid, petabyte, power efficient, quicksync, reliable automation, ryzen, self-hosting podcast, water leak, wendell, x86 vs arm, z-wave, zigbee

    Wendell from Level One Techs joins us to catch up on low-power hardware, his home automation setup, and thoughts on so much more.

  • 84: Hidden NAS

    November 18th, 2022  |  34 mins 16 secs
    bending spoons, evernote buyout, hardware decoding, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, nas, notes, obsidian, ocr, plex, quicksync, self-hosting podcast, uptime monitor, uptimerobot, wifi speed test, workstation as a nas, z-wave vs zigbee

    We're chatting about workstation builds for a home NAS with Joe Ressington this week. Chris chews on the news of the Evernote buyout and his challenges with Zigbee.

  • 83: Unintended Upgrades

    November 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    all things open, cm4, compute module 4, custom component, flash esphome over the air, generic thermostat, home assistant yellow, jay the linux guy, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, lacroix, mycroft, nextcloud backup, nix, nixos, openssl, scheduler card, self-hosting podcast, shelly, ubuntu, wsl2, z-wave, zfs, zimaboard

    Sometimes your best upgrades are unplanned; Chris just got his Home Assistant Yellow fully deployed.

  • 82: Roon Ready Ruh-Roh

    October 21st, 2022  |  56 mins 42 secs
    apple ships matter, audiophile, docker, docker vs lxc, flac, funkwhale, matter, metadata, rclone, roon, roon arc, roon core, tidal, vm vs docker, whole home audio, zigbee binding, zigbee2mqtt

    Alex gives Roon Labs whole home audio a try but discovers a critical design flaw while Chris checks out his new ODROID-H3+ and plans his next epic build.