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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  • 49: Update Roulette

    July 16th, 2021  |  51 mins 20 secs
    authelia, btrfs, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, mqtt, owntrack, proxmox, self-hosted single sign-on, self-hosting podcast, solar, valetudo, zfs

    Updates gone wrong, surprise hardware failures, and flooding out all our electronics in a single go. We've got a lot to catch you up on.

  • 48: A Solution Looking for a Problem

    July 2nd, 2021  |  36 mins 4 secs
    apprise, docker, ezviz, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, mailrise, mergerfs, mergerfs-tools, pikvm, raspberry pi, self-hosting podcast, smart doorbell, tuya, vlans, wyze

    Tuya shocks us by announcing native Home Assistant support, we have an update on a smart doorbell Ring alternative, and we tell all about how PiKVM just leveled up in awesome.

  • 47: Whose License Is It Anyway?

    June 18th, 2021  |  42 mins 27 secs
    ambee, chia coin, drive failure, esp web tools, esphome, frenck, home assistant, improv wi-fi, jupiter broadcasting, mergerfs, nat traversal, nixos, reproducible builds, rustdesk, self-hosted teamviewer alternative, self-hosting podcast, shucks.top, static homepage, tasmota, tinyhome

    We take a look at a self-hosted TeamViewer alternative, give you our take on some Home Assistant drama and discuss the effects of a new crypto coin on hard drive prices.

  • 46: Pastebin Alternative

    June 4th, 2021  |  42 mins 6 secs
    ansible, comparing arrays, docker, easy self-hosted pastebin, exbin, foldersync, greyhole, jupiter broadcasting, loops, off-grid server, opnsense, peplink, perfect media server, self-hosted pastebin alternative, self-hosting podcast, solar power, victron, yaml

    We'll share how we deployed a painless, Self-Hosted Pastebin replacement, and what we like the most about it.

  • 45: The Future of Home Assistant

    May 21st, 2021  |  38 mins 20 secs
    esphome, home assistant blue, home assistant founder interview, jupiter broadcasting, nabu casa, paulus schoutsen, self-hosting podcast

    Join us for a chat with Paulus, the founder of Home Assistant, as we look to the project's future, hardware devices, new standards, and more.

  • 44: Plex Skeptics

    May 7th, 2021  |  39 mins 39 secs
    amazon fire tablet, borgbackup, ford, grafana, infuse, jupiter broadcasting, library management, lineageos, photosync, plex streaming search, plexamp, prometheus, self-hosting podcast, streaming fragmentation, vmware clusters

    Plex announces some big plans that make us a little nervous, Alex solves Chris's tablet performance woes, and we chat about Prometheus.

  • 43: A New Solution for Backups

    April 23rd, 2021  |  47 mins 45 secs
    aldente, autorestic, battery life, blue iris, docker stats, ds1621+, home assistant automation, home solar, lithium ion lifepo4, restic, self-hosting podcast, synology review, zfs.rent

    Alex has a new trick for local and remote backups, and shares his thoughts on Synology's DS series NAS.

  • 42: Don't Panic

    April 9th, 2021  |  38 mins 19 secs
    backdoor account, corsair fan control, gpu passthrough, homelab upgrades, jupiter broadcasting, nvidia, plausible analytics, self-hosted podcast, theorangeone, tt-rss, ubiquiti, whistleblower

    A record is broken, a life goal is achieved, and why we are going long on Linksys.

  • 41: The One with Jeff Geerling

    March 26th, 2021  |  33 mins 33 secs
    esphome, home assistant, jeff geerling, jupiter broadcasting, megaraid, nabu casa, otto winter, pi 4 sata, raspberry pi cm4, raspberry pi compute module, raspberry pi raid, sas, self-hosted podcast

    Special guest Jeff Geerling tells us how he got 16 drives connected to one Pi.

  • 40: Password Shaming

    March 12th, 2021  |  40 mins 5 secs
    babybuddy, backing up cloud servers, cloud backup, cookbook, have i been pwned, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, k-anonymity, nextcloud, ovh data center, ovh fire, ovhcloud, plex, power consumption, self-hosted podcast, shelly, solar, strasbourg, tandoor recipes, tasmota, troy hunt, web file browser, wyze cam 3

    We react to Home Assistant password shaming us and then reflect on the OVH fire while attempting to solve a "growing" cloud problem.

  • 39: We run Arch BTW

    February 26th, 2021  |  40 mins 33 secs
    arch linux server, bitwarden_rs, bitwardenrs, ghost, gvt-g performance, jupiter broadcasting, lastpass, ldap, opensense, plex ddos, secure remote plex, self-hosted podcast, systemd-homed, wireguard

    Our favorite LastPass alternative, why more boxes might be better than one, and we confess to an undying love.

  • 38: Crouching Pi, Hidden Server

    February 12th, 2021  |  41 mins 8 secs
    config backup, duplicati, filerun, google drive backup, home assistant, home assistant on the raspberry pi, igpu passthrough, odroid n2, opnsense, plex gpu, quicksync, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, snapshots, termpad, tinypin, wireguard

    Alex shocks Chris with his latest project, then lays down some quick-fire picks.

  • 37: Security Growing Pains

    January 29th, 2021  |  46 mins 9 secs
    atc firmware, custom integrations, esp32, esphome, generic thermostat, hass.io, home assistant, mitigation, nfc iphone automation, python, security vulnerabilitie, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, solar for the home, tasmota, xiaomi sensors

    We discuss recent Home Assistant security news, and how we think the project could improve.

  • 36: Google Docs Replacement

    January 15th, 2021  |  34 mins 42 secs
    actiontec, codimd, collaborative markdown editor, docker, ethernet over coax, google docs alternative, hedgedoc, home assistant, home assistant blue, home assistant blue review, moca, oroid n2, perfect media server, realtime editor, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast

    Our favorite Google Docs killer with markdown support has a big update. We explain how we host it and why we love it.

  • 35: The Perfect Media Server

    January 1st, 2021  |  44 mins 59 secs
    docker-compose, infrastructure as code, intel quicksync, mergerfs, nas, perfect media server, plex, proxmox, qs, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, snapraid, storage, zfs

    Alex reveals the culmination of five years of work into the Perfect Media Server.

  • 34: Take Powerline Seriously

    December 18th, 2020  |  53 mins 29 secs
    aeotec multisensor, automation blueprints, home assistant blue, home assistant conference, intel vs arm, nabu casa, odroid-n2+, powerline networking, quicksync, rtsp, self-hosted, self-hosting podcast, tp-link av1000, wyze 3 cam review

    Chris discovers a networking miracle, Alex has been playing with electrics, and we review the Wyze Cam 3.