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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  • 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.

  • 58: Pi Server Upgrade

    November 19th, 2021  |  56 mins 37 secs
    android 12, appflowy, carrier board, carrier nat, cgn, cm4 dual gigabit, compute module 4, compute module 4 flash the emmc, double nat, emmc, frigate, home assistant, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, opensuse tumbleweed, openwrt, prusa, prusa3d, seeedstudio, self-hosting podcast

    This week we unlock the "Pi"tential of the Compute Module 4 and turn it into a dual gigabit router and Jellyfin server.

  • 57: Alex Deletes it All

    November 5th, 2021  |  47 mins 54 secs
    amber, black friday, drive shucking, drone ci, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, mkdocs, obsidian, replace hue hub, self-hosted notion, self-hosting podcast, server rebuild, sonoff cc253, tuya, webrtc camera source, zigbee

    Troubleshooting goes very wrong for Alex, and he puts his backups to the ultimate test.

  • 56: Feeling Wyze

    October 22nd, 2021  |  39 mins 41 secs
    automatic collections, frigate, frigate hass integration, fully kiosk browser, gitea, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, local cameras, opnsense community plugins, opnsense-repo, plex meta manager, plexmetamanager, ring stickup cams, rtmp, self-hosting podcast, tuya, uptime kuma, video doorbell, wall panel, wyze v3 rtsp, zwave migration

    Local self-hosted video capture with AI object detection just got easy. Morgan joins us to detail his Frigate setup and its optional tight integration with Home Assistant.

  • 55: Home Assistant Turns Amber

    October 8th, 2021  |  47 mins 37 secs
    aeotec smart switch 7, amber, aself-hosting podcast, energy metering, energy monitoring, gimme-iphotos, history stats, home assistant, icloud photo backup, jupiter broadcasting, kwh, migrate to z-wave js, s2, self-hosting podcast, smart plug energy tracking, tailscalember, template sensor, tubesync, tuya, ultility sensor, youtube-dl alternative, z-wave

    A lot is changing in Home Assistant land, and it's almost all for the better; we break down the essential items.