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Media

Open source media applications that you can self host and run for sharing your media across your network, across the internet, and with family and friends.

media
video
audio
movie
tv
music

Networking

Amazing open source applications to help you setup, maintain, monitor, fix, and expand your network and networking capabilities.

network
networking
lan
wan
wireless
vlan
vpn
wireguard
openvpn

Remote Mgmt / Support

Open source tools for remote machine management and support.

remote
desktop
management
rmm
rdp
vnc
ssh
support

The Basics

Basic Information used for many of the self hosting installs.

Invoicing / Ticketing / Support

Open source invoicing, ticketing, and support tracking software.

invoice
invoicing
ticket
ticketing
support
helpdesk
IT
tracking

Open Source Tools

Great Open Source Tools that are self hosted or free to use.

tools
docker
open

Communication

Open Source Communication Applications and Tools

email
email
chat
chat
im
im
video
video
audio
audio

Server Management

Tools, Applications, and Utilities for managing servers, whether virtual, containerized, or physical.

System Monitoring

Open source applications created to help monitor systems, services, and applications.

Supporting Open Source

Open Source Backups

Information on Open Source Backup Tools

File Sharing and Syncing

Remote Meetings

Inventory Management

Tools for managing inventory in your home or business.

Surveillance / Video

ERP and CRM

Project / Product Management

Open Source DIY

Guacamole RDP

The Open Source Apache Guacamole Remote Desktop and Management Software

rdp
remote
desktop
support

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support

An open source, self hosted remote desktop support tool for Window, Linux, and some MacOS connections.

rdp
remote
desktop
support

Installing Docker-CE and Docker-Compose

UVDesk - HelpDesk Tracking Software

Open source software for tracking support tickets from a helpdesk operation.

helpdesk
support
ticketing
ticket

Jellyfin

Fully open source, self hosted media player similar to Plex or Emby.

video
music
photos
media
movie
tv

Quant-UX

Open source mock-up and prototyping tool.

Email with Mail-in-a-Box

Setting up Professional Email Service with Mail-in-a-box

email
email
mail
mail

SelfHosted Gateway - Reverse Proxy

Proxy traffic without opening firewall ports on your home server or network.

gateway
gateway
proxy
proxy
wireguard
wireguard
vpn
vpn

Radicale for Calendars, Contacts, and Syncing

Radicale is a tool built for shared or personal calendars and contacts using caldav and cardav.

calendar
calendar
contact
contact
caldav
caldav
cardav
cardav
syncing
syncing

WBO - Online Live Whiteboard

A Whiteboard app for scribbling, collaborating, and working with team members, family, and friends, online.

wbo
wbo
whiteboard
whiteboard
collaborating
collaborating
live sync
live sync
sync
sync

FreeSccout - Support Software that starts with Email

Lemmy - Reddit Alternative

Crater Invoices

Open Source, Self Hosted Invoicing, Estimating, and Quoting solution

Veloren - Open Source MMORPG

n8n.io - Workflow Automation

CheckMK - Server, Network, and Machine Monitoring

Baserow - No Code Database

NetBox - Open Source Network Mapping

RustDesk - Open Source Remote Support Tool

Self Hosted Dashboards

Install Guacamole with Docker

Guacamole RDP

Learn to install Apache Guacamole with Docker using the JWetzell Docker image.

docker
docker-compose

Bare Metal (on host) Install

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support

Installation of Remotely on a Host Server (non-docker).

Docker Install

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support

Installation of Remotely with Docker

Installing the Client

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support

Install the Remotely client on client machines.

Install using Docker and Docker-Compose

UVDesk - HelpDesk Tracking Software

Installing UVDesk helpdesk software using Docker-CE (Community Edition) and Docker-Compose.

Install and Run Jellyfin from Docker

Jellyfin

Installing Mail-in-a-box

Email with Mail-in-a-Box

Dashy - Widgets

Self Hosted Dashboards

NetDiscover

Network Device Discovery

Pi-Alert

Network Device Discovery

Yacht

Docker Management

Portainer

Docker Management

Docker management Web User Interface

DD-WRT for Access Points

Home Network Setup on Open Source

OPNSense Install and Setup

Home Network Setup on Open Source

Zabbix Install with Docker

Zabbix

Netmaker - Wireguard GUI with Power

Netmaker for Remote Network Access via ...

Trilium Notes

Open Source Note Taking

Traggo

Time Tracking

Install Draw.io

Draw.io

Cadmus

Better, More Clear, Audio

Install Guacamole using Docker

Guacamole RDP Install Guacamole with Docker

A really terrific RDP client that makes your remote machine desktops and environments available through your web browser.  The docker image we'll be using was built off of the original Oznu image work, but has been updated to provide some of the more recent ...

Bare Metal Installation

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support Bare Metal (on host) Install

Introduction Remotely is an amazing tool. It's open source, self hosted, and free to use.  The developer puts in a ton of time and effort to make this a really nice remote support tool, so if you have a few bucks, and you are saving hundreds, or thousands b...

Docker Install of Remotely

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support Docker Install

Install Remotely using Docker and NGinX Proxy Manager First you'll need to have Docker-CE installed, on your desired host.  If you want a fairly easy / safe way to also access your remotely server from outside your local network, you'll want to install and se...

Install Docker-CE and Docker-Compose

Installing Docker-CE and Docker-Compose

Installation via a Simple Script You can easily install Docker-CE, Docker-Compose, Portainer-CE, and NGinX Proxy manager by using this quick install script I created and maintain on Github.  Just use the command: wget https://gitlab.com/bmcgonag/docker_insta...

Installing the Remotely Client on Linux

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support Installing the Client

Install the client on Linux Dependencies Needed. You'll need a few files installed in order for the Remotely Client to function properly on Linux (only tested on Ubuntu 18.04 and later). sudo apt update sudo apt install libx11-dev libxrandr-dev libc6-dev...

Installing the Client on Windows Machines

Remotely - Remote Desktop Support Installing the Client

Client Software Download Your clients, family, friends, or anyone you are doing remote support for, can go to your remotely server URL, then click on the Downloads tab.  Here they'll see a list of available downloadable clients for the various operating syste...

Install Using Docker and Docker-Compose

UVDesk - HelpDesk Tracking Software Install using Docker and Docker-Compose

I did a video last year on Zammad, an open source, powerful helpdesk support system that you can self host.  Recently, while looking into Zammad for some personal use, I started wondering what other options might be out there for Open Source offerings, and c...

Install Using Docker-CE

Jellyfin Install and Run Jellyfin from Docker

Roku, Amazon Firestick, Android, iOS, Google Chromecast, there are even client apps for AppleTV (TVOS), and even more devices I'm not listing.  You can see all of the clients by visiting their site at this address: https://jellyfin.org/clients/ The AppleTV...

Installing Quant-UX using Docker

Quant-UX

If you've ever wanted to just throw some screen ideas onto a canvas before, almost like a quick napkin drawing, or if you've wanted to create a fully clickable interface that you could have potential users give you feedback from, then you should definitely l...

Installation of Mail-in-a-box

Email with Mail-in-a-Box Installing Mail-in-a-box

Email is a vital service for any professional organization.  While services like GMail, Hotmail, and Yahoo helped bring email to the masses in a time where you had to pay to have an email account, they also brought intrusiveness, privacy violations, and exce...

SelfHosted Gateway

SelfHosted Gateway - Reverse Proxy

When you self host, one of the primary goals is to have your services available, yet secure.  Many of us run into hindrances to having publicly available self hosted services because of the way our ISPs handle oru internet access. They block ports like 80 a...

Radicale - Calendar, Contacts, and Syncing

Radicale for Calendars, Contacts, and S...

Radicale is an awesome open source, self hosted project that is absolutely great for creating shared calendars for the family, or a group of people / team. Installation What You'll Need Docker and Docker-Compose (optional) NGinX-Proxy-Manager (or a rev...

WBO - Online Whiteboard with Live Sync and Collaborative Drawing

WBO - Online Live Whiteboard

As we moved from office work to remote work as a more regular part of life, I found that the lack of idea creation via something like a whiteboard in a cubicle, conference room, or office was palpable. It was definitely something I used on a day to day basis...

FreeScout - Support starting with Email

FreeSccout - Support Software that star...

FreeScout is an open source help desk suite that starts with email communication.  It provides a way to connect your team to email.  You create emails that your clients and users can utilize to get in touch with your staff, and provide your staff with a cent...

Lemmy - A Self Hosted, Open Source Alternative to Reddit

Lemmy - Reddit Alternative

If you've watched any number of my videos, you'll know that I really enjoy Reddit.  It's my kind of social media platform. I subscribe to the content areas I like, and only get content from those areas.  The sub-reddits are generally well monitored, so they ...

Crater Invoice

Crater Invoices

Crater is a really nice, well polished, invoicing system that is open source, and can be self hosted.  I have struggled a bit to get this running, but with a couple of bug reports from the docker install side, I've gotten it to run. In this tutorial, I'll s...

Veloren - Open Source, Self Hosted, Multi-player, Endless World Exploration, and Adventure Game

Veloren - Open Source MMORPG

My daughter, and nieces have all been playing an MMO Game called Roblox for a couple of years.  I have no issue with MMOs in general for adults, but for pre-teens, I don't like the idea of a game that has uncontrolled servers, and unknonw safety and security...

n8n Workflow Automation

n8n.io - Workflow Automation

n8n is a freely licensed (based on the Apache 2.0, but more permissive) workflow automation tool set.  It enables you to drag and drop nodes for various tools to generate amazing information workflows. Be sure to check out the end of the article for a disco...

CheckMK - Open Source Network, Server, and Machine Monitoring

CheckMK - Server, Network, and Machine ...

CheckMK is a network and systems monitoring solution that can span from a small home user's needs into the enterprise with ease.  There are many of these solutions out there, and all of them have their pros and cons, but for many of them, the con is that the...

Baserow - No Code Database alternative to AirTable

Baserow - No Code Database

Baserow is a No-code, open source alternative to AirTable.  If you've ever needed to collect data on anything.  A system for sales leads, or a shopping list that does something specific to your needs, maybe a client support form, and a way to add comments, o...