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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  • 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.

  • 54: Ultimate Off-Site Setup

    September 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 38 secs
    asrock rack e3c246d4u, asus hyper m.2 x16, autorestic, diy nest, generic thermostat, home assistant, igpu, ipmi, jupiter broadcasting, mesh vpn, minio, object storage, off-site backup, pcie bifurcation, restic, s3, self-hosting podcast, tailscale, trådfri, wireguard, zigbee

    Alex is abroad and uses the opportunity to build out not one but two ultimate self-hosted off-site servers. We share the hardware, software, and networking details.

  • 53: Adventurous Build

    September 10th, 2021  |  37 mins 16 secs
    adventurous way, carp, color control gx, home automation, jupiter broadcasting, mqtt, node-red, pi-kvm, self-hosting podcast, smart home, sonoff, victron

    We chat with Matt from Adventurous Way about the home automations that have improved his quality of life, the clever way he manages their off-grid rig, and the new smart home project he's just kicking off.

  • 52: Navigating DeGoogling

    August 27th, 2021  |  41 mins 45 secs
    apple maps privacy, docker wyze bridge, helios64, hls, jupiter broadcasting, kobol, lan mode, pikvm, rtmp, rtsp, self-hosting podcast, vaultwarden, wyze cameras

    We report back on our DeGoogle challenge and read your top Google Alternative apps and services.

  • 51: Apple's Rotten Scanning

    August 13th, 2021  |  53 mins 6 secs
    1pasword, adblock, apple, bitwarden, brent gervais, csam, degoogle, fully kiosk browser, icloud, jupiter broadcasting, mobile internet, off-grid, pihole, raspberry pi, road tripping, rv, self-builde, self-host, self-hosting podcast, vaultwarden, wallpanel

    We discuss the ramifications of Apple's local photo scanning announcement on your privacy, why everything seems to be a subscription these days, and a new challenge for the show.

  • 50: Perfect Plex Setup

    July 30th, 2021  |  47 mins 28 secs
    adb, amazon appstore, amazon fire toolbox, blue iris, camera system for a vacation house, datastream33, fire tablet home assistant, infuse no spoilers, jupiter broadcasting, mkdocs, moviematch, network ip cams, plex no spoilers script, plex-meta-manager, python, self-hosting podcast, shinobi, video management software, wallpanel, web based dashboard, wyze rtsp, xda forums

    We discuss Chris's latest wall-mounted tablet solution for Home Assistant and several scripts to pimp your Plex setup.

  • 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.