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Self-Hosted

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A chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time “self-hosters” who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones.


29: Perils of Self-Hosting
Oct 9 • 44 min
We speak to Kevin and Patricia from Traefik, discuss Alex's recent ZFS snafu and we wonder if the new Chromecasts can match up to the Nvidia Shield.Sponsored By:Linode: Receive a $100 60-day credit towards your new account. Promo Code:…
28: Directing Traefik
Sep 25 • 35 min
We get fancy with Traefik labels, and gush over some new Home Assistant features while saving our data from inevitable future failure.Sponsored By:Linode: Receive a $100 60-day credit towards your new account. Promo Code: linode.com/sshCloudFree.shop:…
27: Picture Perfect
Sep 11 • 41 min
Some big news for Jupiter Broadcasting and a picture perfect app-pick with Lychee. Chris politely suggests Alex reconsider his Syncthing doubts. Plus some power monitoring updates, and more from the community.Sponsored By:Linode: Receive a $100 60-day…
26: The Trouble with Docker
Aug 27 • 28 min
Mike and Wes join us to discuss the recent Docker news, freeing your Robovac from the cloud, and why Alex really loves Terraform.Special Guests: Michael Dominick and Wes Payne.Sponsored By:A Cloud Guru: Looking to make a high-paying career move into the…
25: The Future of Unraid
Aug 13 • 37 min
Jonathan Panozzo, aka Johnp join us to talk all things Unraid. He hints at future subscription plans, details performance features coming soon, shares the story of how Docker came to Unraid, and much more.Special Guest: Jonathan Panozzo.Support…
24: OPNsense Makes Sense
Jul 30 • 37 min
Chris figures out how hot is too hot, Alex performs an extreme remote firewall install, and we share some of our favorite SSH tricks.Support Self-HostedLinks:Raspberry Pi Power Monitor FlyerRoundcube — …is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an…
23: Shields Up
Jul 16 • 42 min
We've spent thousands of dollars and over a decade refining the perfect home media setup. We get nostalgic and share what worked and what REALLY didn't.Support Self-HostedLinks:Boxee Box — Boxee Box by D-Link is a Linux-based set-top device and media…
22: Slow Cooked Servers
Jul 2 • 36 min
Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.Support Self-HostedLinks:Build The BEST Security Camera NVR — Free Locally Processed AI Computer Vision with Blue Iris. Free AI Person Detection for Blue…
21: The Perfect Server Build
Jun 18 • 42 min
Serverbuilds.net’s founder JDM joins us to discuss the perfect sever for low or high-end needs, and Alex stages a Pi intervention.Special Guest: JDM_WAAAT.Support Self-HostedLinks:Serverbuilds.netCPU comparison — Intel Xeon CPU Comparison…
20: One is None
Jun 4 • 36 min
You're not a true self-hoster until you've lost your entire configuration at least once. Alex does a deep dive into cloud backup, plus we need your help to find the right Wifi solution for a listener.Support Self-HostedLinks:LINUX Unplugged 355: Chris’…
19: The Open Source Catch-22
May 21 • 38 min
We react to recently proposed Home Assistant changes, Alex attempts an extreme remote install, and we take a look at HomelabOS. Plus why Chris continues to collect Raspberry Pi's at an alarming rate.Support Self-HostedLinks:Raspberry Pi 4 Storage…
18: Ring Doorbell Alternative
May 7 • 35 min
We were almost outsmarted by a not so smart doorbell, Jellyfin makes Alex's prediction dreams come true and Chris tries QOwnNotes again. Links HeaterMeter, the open-source barbecue controller - Raspberry Pi Amazon.com : Nelly's Security 3MP WiFi Video…
17: Where Do I Start?
Apr 23 • 40 min
Knowing which hardware to buy or which apps to run on that shiny new hardware can be hard. Chris and Alex discuss networking gear and where to find some of the best getting started documentation on the net. Plex have been busy and launched two new apps,…
16: Compromised Networking
Apr 9 • 37 min
We share some WiFi tips and essential network ideas. And discuss one of our most significant compromises in the show so far.Support Self-HostedLinks:Self-Hosted Discord ServerRationale for using Discord — Let’s grow a community around being the best place…
15: Keeping Track of Stuff
Mar 26 • 30 min
We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies. Also - we answer listener questions, and share…
14: Embracing Automation
Mar 12 • 43 min
Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box. Plus Wendell's home-rolled presence detection rig, some 3D printing chat, and more.Special…
13: IRC is Not Dead
Feb 27 • 38 min
Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server. Plus, follow up on the new Self-Hosted…
12: Which Wiki Wins
Feb 13 • 34 min
We try out the top self-hosted Wikis and tell you which we like best, and Chris has a major project off-grid update. Plus Alex tells us about his robot vacuum that runs Ubuntu.Support Self-HostedLinks:Going Solar — Work, Life, and RV Podcast — It’s a huge…
11: Host Your Blog the Right Way
Jan 30 • 35 min
We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure. Plus a great way to score cheap drives, a Project Off-Grid update, making your household light switches smart, and Alex's review of the…
10: Compromised Cameras
Jan 16 • 33 min
Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi. Plus Chris gets ready for Project Off-Grid's solar upgrade, our new favorite self-hosted speed test app, and a Ring…
9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence
Jan 2 • 34 min
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.Special…
8: WLED Changes the Game
Dec 19, 2019 • 34 min
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. Plus some clever power solutions, cheap LED light strips, and a test drive of…
7: Why We Love Home Assistant
Dec 5, 2019 • 36 min
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. Plus Alex's thoughts on automating his new LG TV and be sure to check the…
6: Low Cost Home Camera System
Nov 21, 2019 • 35 min
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.Support Self-HostedLinks:Wyze Cam | 1080p HD Smart Home Camera With Free AWS CloudWyze Cam RTSP – WyzeShinobi Official…
5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option
Nov 7, 2019 • 44 min
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. Plus, we share a few recent project…
4: The Joy of Plex with Elan Feingold
Oct 24, 2019 • 34 min
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. Also Alex convinces Chris to give Ghost (the blogging platform) a try.Special Guest: Elan Feingold.Support…
3: Home Network Under $200
Oct 10, 2019 • 36 min
How far can you get with a Raspberry Pi 4? We go all in and find out. Plus our favorite travel router with WireGuard built in, and Chris kicks off Project Off-Grid. Meanwhile, Alex adopts proprietary software.Support Self-HostedLinks:5.11 Taclite Trousers…
2: Why Self-Host? With Wendell from Level1techs
Sep 26, 2019 • 44 min
We visit Wendell Wilson of Level1Techs and get a tour of his self-hosted setup, what he does and does not trust in the cloud, and we reminisce about the early days of computing and the internet. Plus we discuss craftsmanship in the Linux Kernel, and…
1: The First One
Sep 12, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Self-Hosted Coming Soon
Aug 27, 2019 • 2 min
A new show that is your gateway to self hosting all the things. Discover new software, regain control of cloud services and own your data. Learn how you can take steps to free yourself from the agenda of large corporations and business models designed to…