Has anyone bought from here before? Looking to upgrade my NAS drives.


I’m trying to improve the power consumption of my NAS. The 2 (7200 rpm) HDDs I had were using 15W at idle and 5W when spun down. I’m reading a lot of conflicting information about what is lower power between HDD, SSD and NVMe SSD. Eventually I started looking at SATA SSD (please let me know if this is not the most power efficient)

I found this site that shows a benchmark of different SSDs and their average power consumption. I was about to go with WD Red but then I found a YouTube video saying I shouldn’t go with WD for a NAS.

Can you tell me what brand or model you’re using in your homelab that’s power efficient? Ideally I would like 4TB SSD.


submitted 10 hours ago* (last edited 9 hours ago) by ptz@dubvee.org to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

This is my new favorite thing. I don't have a CRT to display this on, but I'll settle for an old 4:3 LCD monitor I have sitting on a shelf in the basement - it's old and blurry enough to be a reasonable facsimile.

This project aims to bring back the feel of the 90's with a weather forecast that has the look and feel of The Weather Channel at that time but available in a modern way.

Live demo: https://weatherstar.netbymatt.com/

docker run -p 8080:8080 ghcr.io/netbymatt/ws4kp

Access on http://localhost:8080



Veeble | Webdock | Milesweb | Cloudfanatic | Time4vps | Hetzner | Vpsdime | Zap-hosting I'm looking for cheap VPS options. I'm trying to run Syncthing, a caldev server and maybe a searXng instance as well. Also what would be the catch with cheap VPS providers?

submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by Tinnitus@lemmy.world to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

I have been exploring the world of home servers/self-hosting for a little over a year now, and feel like I have at a decent understanding of a lot of things that go into this. The one thing I am not remotely comfortable with yet is networking. It's like a foreign language to me.

What are some good resources or projects that I could work on to help me develop a better understanding of this? Or, what helped you advance your networking knowledge? I have an UnRaid machine and a Raspberry Pi 4 (8gb) at my disposal (for any project recommendations). Current router is ISP provided, so nothing fancy.


I want to reset my server soon and I'm toying with the idea of using a different operating system. I am currently using Ubuntu Server LTS. However, I have been toying with the idea of using Fedora Server (I use Fedora on my laptop and made good experiences with it) or even Fedora CoreOS. I also recently installed NixOS on my desktop computer and find the declarativeness pretty cool (but I'm still a complete beginner) and could imagine that it would fit well into a server setup.

I have quite a few services running on my server, such as Nextcloud, Conduit (Matrix), Jellyfin, etc. and all in containers. I would also rather not install programs without containers, because 1. compose is super easy to maintain and set up, 2. it remains very clear with containers (and compose) and 3. I believe that containers are more secure. But since I also want to make the services inside the containers available, I currently have Nginx installed as a reverse proxy (not in the container, but on the system) and always create certificates with certbot so that I can use HTTPS encryption.

In the paragraph above I actually described exactly the use-case of Fedora CoreOS, but I have no experience with the system and how it works. That's why I'm still a bit hesitant at considering the OS at the moment. I can imagine that NixOS with its declarative nature seems well suited, since, as I have heard, you can configure containers as well as Nginx and with Nginx also https certificates declaratively. But I could also use a base system like before (Fedora Server or Ubuntu Server) and simply install podman, nginx and certbot and manage everything that way.

Have you had any experience with Fedora Server, Fedora CoreOS, NixOS or a completely different operating system for servers and what are/were your impressions with this setup? Or do you just want to share your knowledge here? I would be delighted.


cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/12701628

Struggling with a problem that i just can't seem to figure out.

When starting from scratch self hosting both the SCM and CI/CD server.

Given that you can't use an existing setup to deploy/manage it, what is the best practice for deploying said services?


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14180956

Hello all you lovely people!

I'm trying to figure out if I can port forward to different servers based on the destination domain.

I have a domain with a wildcard cert and I'd like to be able to route all traffic headed towards "1.domain.com" to a server I'm calling "1". I'd still like traffic headed to domain.com to go to where it's currently going, we can call this server "0", and to be able to have a 2.domain.com or 3 or 4 in the future.

I thought that having a port forward rule with: interface: WAN Protocol: any source: any destination: a url alias including 1.domain.com redirect target ip: local ip

Would work, but it doesn't seem to. Any tips?


In my home network, I'm currently hosting a public facing service and a number of private services (on their own subdomain resolved on my local DNS), all behind a reverse proxy acting as a "bouncer" that serves the public service on a subdomain on a port forward.

I am in the process of moving the network behind a hardware firewall and separating the network out and would like to move the reverse proxy into its own VLAN (DMZ). My initial plan was to host reverse proxy + authentication service in a VM in the DMZ, with firewall allow rules only port 80 to the services on my LAN and everything else blocked.

On closer look, this now seems like a single point of failure that could expose private services if something goes wrong with the reverse proxy. Alternatively, I could have a reverse proxy in the DMZ only for the public service and another reverse proxy on the LAN for internal services.

What is everyone doing in this situation? What are best practices? Thanks a bunch, as always!


cross-posted from: https://infosec.pub/post/10908807


If I use SSH as a Tor hidden service and do not share the public hostname of that service, do I need any more hardening?

Full Post:

I am planning to setup a clearnet service on a server where my normal "in bound" management will be over SSH tunneled through Wireguard. I also want "out of bound" management in case the incoming ports I am using get blocked and I cannot access my Wireguard tunnel. This is selfhosted on a home network.

I was thinking that I could have an SSH bastion host as a virtual machine, which will expose SSH as a a hidden service. I would SSH into this VM over Tor and then proxy SSH into the host OS from there. As I would only be using this rarely as a backup connection, I do not care about speed or convenience of connecting to it, only that it is always available and secure. Also, I would treat the public hostname like any other secret, as only I need access to it.

Other than setting up secure configs for SSH and Tor themselves, is it worth doing other hardening like running Wireguard over Tor? I know that extra layers of security can't hurt, but I want this backup connection to be as reliable as possible so I want to avoid unneeded complexity.


Hey there!

So, I've accumulated a ton of courses and tutorials over the years - everything from photography to cooking to music mixing and mastering, DIY, gardening, you name it.

I've been trying to keep everything organized with Jellyfin, but honestly, it's a bit of a hassle to navigate through all my content and find what I need.

I'd love to find something with a user-friendly interface where I can easily sort, organize, and tag all my courses and videos.

I've been searching high and low for a solution these past few days, but haven't had much luck. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help!


So long partner...

Any recommended alternative?


Hi! For the ones of you that use Trello, I made a simple to use and host alternative in PHP. It's not a complete alternative like other projects, and I mainly made it to be able to host it on free PHP web servers while having control over data/attachments. It also support a basic importer for Trello JSON exports.

I'm hosting a test instance here, you can make an account to try it out (no email required):


And the repository with other instructions is here:


submitted 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago) by Sunny@slrpnk.net to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

Hiya, just got NPM installed and working, very happy to finally have SSL certs on all of my serivces and proper URLs to navigate to them, what a breeze! However, as I am still in the learning process: I am curious to know when to enable these three toggles and for what services. I assume the "Block Common Exploits", can always be turned on. But unsure about the two others. Some applications have not worked until I turned on the Websockets Support, but I dont really know what it does, nor do I know what applications need this in order to fully work. Are there any thumb rules for these things?

Appriciate any pointers! 🌻


Is anybody self hosting Beeper bridges?

I'm still wary of privacy concerns, as they basically just have you log into every other service through their app (which as I understand is always going on in the closed source part of Beeper's product).

The linked GitHub README also states that the benefit of hosting their bridge setup is basically "hosting Matrix hard" which I don't necessarily believe.


I want to host a small game server for friends and myself in my home but doesn't want to open up the firewall. Any tunneling solutions supports UDP? Thnaks.

submitted 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago) by lightrush@lemmy.ca to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

The goal is actually that I'm able to hook my ticket tracking system (I'm using Zammad) to various ToDo lists I can expose to other people. I'm happy to write middleware to make that work, but I don't want to write a whole ToDo app.

Needs to be able to track multiple lists that can be shared in a granular way (I want to share some lists with some people and other lists with other people).

submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by raldone01@lemmy.world to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

I have a static ip (lets say

I own the domain: website.tld

My registrar is godaddy.

If I want to change my nameserver godaddy won't allow me to enter a static ip. It wants a hostname. I observed that many use ns1.website.tld and ns2.website.tld.

I don't understand how this can work because ns1.website.tld would be served by my dns server which is not yet known by others.

Do I need a second domain like domains.tld where I use the registrars dns server for serving ns1.domains.tld which I can then use as the nameserver for website.tld?

I would like to avoid the registrars nameserver and avoid getting a second domain just for dns.

Thank you for your input.


I've been using some cheap flash drives for things like installing OSs and the like, but now I've picked up a Dell Wyse 3040 system to play with which only has 8gb of storage. So I'm installing the OS onto a flash drive permanently (don't worry, just for messing with, nothing of value will be lost if/when the drive craps out).

However, the performance of my cheap flash drive is terrible and installing packages & transferring files is so slow. My question is: Would getting a better drive make a meaningful difference here? If so, anyone have some recommendations of drives they like that are fast?


A lot of my friends use partiful for event planning. Is there any open source or self hosted alternative to it? I checked alternative to and couldn't find anything, even alternative to evite or the like seems lacking.

submitted 4 days ago by freddo@feddit.nu to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

Just for fun, a few associations I'm part of want to set up our own IP-phone network, with our own phone numbers and such.

  • Is this possible?
  • How would one go about doing this?
  • Does it have to be it's own separate network or can it work via the internet without special setup beyond a public IP?
Microbin (github.com)
submitted 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago) by sabreW4K3@lazysoci.al to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

Anyone got any experience of installing this? It keeps telling me it doesn't have permission to write the compose file and when I try the installer as a super user, it throws an error.

Edit: I give up on it. It's not loading and since getting it installed was such a pain in the neck anyway, I'll just take it as we're not fated. Thanks all for the help.


TL;DR: is there an app that can alert me when a new version of some other app is available?

I have about 12 - 15 services (freshrss, heimdall, photoprism, Wordpress, etc) running using docker compose spread across 4 hosts. Through my self-hosting journey I’ve been burned a few times using “latest” images so I now pin app image versions within compose.

The problem then becomes that every couple of weeks, I have to go out to different GitHub’s, docker hub, etc. to see if a new update for that service is available. It gets a bit tedious with 12-15 services every couple of weeks so I need a centralized and more efficient way of “keeping up”.

Is there some type of app that can track whether an app/service has a new version available? Ideally it can send me some type of notification, self-hostable, and ideally not Portainer?


For years I've been running my Nextcloud on bare metal. Now I finally decided to switch it to docker. I looked into Nextcloud All-In-One and it seems easy to deploy but it lacks configuration options like multiple domain names and putting it behind a traefik reverse proxy is kind of a pain to set up.

You can check out my solution on GitHub. I decided on a docker compose setup with nginx, php-fpm and redis(redis is now replaced by KeyDB) in separate containers. Obviously it's for experts but it's a lot more configurable. than AIO. It's also just as easy to migrate to as with any bare metal setup and just as configurable.Yes it's still a pain to set up, but better than the bare metal version lol

What do you guys think about putting the different components (webserver, php, redis, etc.) in separate containers like this, as compared to all in one? Feedback is greatly appreciated!

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