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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  • 12: Which Wiki Wins

    February 13th, 2020  |  34 mins 16 secs
    acloud guru, bookstack, containers, docker, linux academy, mkdocs, off-grid, roborock s5 robot, self-hosted, solar, tiddlywiki, valetudo, vscode ssh remote file edit, wiki.js

    We try out the top self-hosted Wikis and tell you which we like best, and Chris has a major project off-grid update.

  • 11: Host Your Blog the Right Way

    January 30th, 2020  |  35 mins 5 secs
    drive shucking, ghost, hdhomerun, openlitespeed, plex, sata power splitter, self hosted blogging, shelly 2.5, shelly cloud, smart, vps, wordpress

    We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure.

  • 10: Compromised Cameras

    January 16th, 2020  |  33 mins 49 secs
    amcrest, cctv, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, librespeed, linux academy, project off-grid, ring alternative, self hosted speedtest, self-hosting podcast, shinobi, solar, statping, tuya-convert, victron, wyze, xiaomi

    Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi.

  • 9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence

    January 2nd, 2020  |  34 mins 26 secs
    andries faassen, cheap multi-room temperature sensors, highly avaible, home assistant, intermit.tech, jupiter broadcasting, led dimmer, linux academy, planned obsolescence, quindor, quinled, self-hosting, services, teckin smart strip, tuya iot devices, tuya-convert

    Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.

  • 8: WLED Changes the Game

    December 19th, 2019  |  34 mins 23 secs
    diy podcast, esphome, flashing firmware, hass.io, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, led light strips, linux academy, omnicharge, raspberry pi, self-hosted, smart home, wled, wyze person detection

    Sometimes one project can lead to a hundred more. We celebrate Home Assistant's new release, the inclusion of the WLED integration and fall down the DIY project rabbit hole.

  • 7: Why We Love Home Assistant

    December 5th, 2019  |  36 mins 41 secs
    aeotec multisenso, alexa, automated heating, broker, google assistant, home assistant compatible, home assistant integrations, homekit, hue, kassa, life360, man-in-the-middle attack, mosquitto, mqtt, nabu casa, outdoor automation, plex, raspberry pi z-wave, ring, smart rgb led strips with home assistant, teckin smart plug, tp-link, white noise machine, wyze, z-wave, zigbee

    Home Assistant has changed our families' lives for the better. We share tips for getting started, implementing automation, devices we use, and our favorite integrations.

  • 6: Low Cost Home Camera System

    November 21st, 2019  |  35 mins 29 secs
    cctv, gpu acceleration, home monitoring, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, low cost home cameras, raspberry pi 4, raspbian, self hosted security camera, self-hosting podcast, shinobi, unfi, wyze cam with shinobi, wyze rtsp

    Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.

  • 5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option

    November 7th, 2019  |  44 mins 24 secs
    data protection, dc power, disk redundancy, home network, iscsi, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, mergerfs, nas, network storage, plex, raid, raspberry pi 4, sata, self hosting podcast, self-hosted, snapraid, solar, solid state, ssd, storage, usb disk issues, zfs

    Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.

  • 4: The Joy of Plex with Elan Feingold

    October 24th, 2019  |  34 mins 36 secs
    co-founder, cto, elan feingold, media, media server, movies, music streaming, plex, storage, streaming, streaming brain, streaming media, tidal

    Plex Co-Founder and CTO Elan Feingold shares why he started Plex, its future direction, his home setup, his love for electric cars and the beach.

  • 3: Home Network Under $200

    October 10th, 2019  |  36 mins 6 secs
    containers, docker, docker-compose, duplicati, gl-ar750s, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, local only, off-grid, openwrt, plex, proxmox, ranteo, raspberry pi 4, self-hosted podcast, slate, smoke ping, syncthing, travel router, vmware esxi, wireguard

    How far can you get with a Raspberry Pi 4? We go all in and find out.

  • 2: Why Self-Host? With Wendell from Level1techs

    September 26th, 2019  |  44 mins 9 secs
    data backup, data privacy, jupiter broadcasting, level1techs, linux academy, linux kernel, performance, ryzen, self hosting podcast, server build, vmware, wayland, wendell wilson, why self-host

    We visit Wendell Wilson of Level1Techs and get a tour of his self-hosted setup.

  • 1: The First One

    September 12th, 2019  |  24 mins 27 secs
    arch, cctv, centos, containers, debian, docker, eufycam, freenas, home server, linux, nas, nextcloud, plex, qnap, self hosted, ssh, storage, synology, unraid, windows server, zfs

    You've been wanting to host a Nextcloud instance (or anything else) for your family for a while now. Where on Earth do you start? We share some hard learned lessons about self-hosting, discuss the most important things to consider when building a home server and Chris gives Alex a hard time about Arch as a Server OS.

  • Self-Hosted Coming Soon

    August 27th, 2019  |  2 mins 11 secs
    alexa, data privacy, encryption, google assistant, home assistant, homekit, jupiter broadcasting, linux, netdata, nextcloud, open source, plex, security cameras, self hosted podcast

    A new show that is your gateway to self hosting all the things, owning your data and talking about local and cloud hosting that you control.