I’m always looking for more self-hosted applications and software to try out on my idle brigade. Curious to hear what you guys are hosting that might be something that most people aren’t aware of and could be fun to try out. Obviously, some niche apps might not appeal to everyone’s needs, but I’d like to hear regardless.
Of course, there’s this great list (Awesome Self-Hosted), but there’s a ton of software listed there of varying quality and usefulness.
A few open-source projects that I use frequently that aren’t mentioned much are:
Airsonic - Handles and serves my huge music, podcast, and audiobook collection with ease. I’d definitely recommend using one of the external db drivers (i.e. psql) instead of the default sqlite if you have a large library.
Apache Guacamole - Does remote desktop (via VNC or RDP) through the browser. Somewhat a pain to setup, but once everything is set up, remote desktop becomes a piece of cake and is accessible from anywhere with web access (no more local dependencies on RDP, VNC, etc.)
ntopng - Monitors, categorizes, and records network flow metadata. This app proved very useful for my FreeMach boxes when I had to keep track of bandwidth usage for individual users (before using ProxCP’s built-in bandwidth counter). Network traffic is recorded on a per-IP basis among many other categorical values. Plus the web-interface looks nice and is easy to navigate.
If I think of any more that might be useful, but not a mainstream service (think Plex, Nextcloud, etc.), I’ll post them here in case someone might be interested. Share your self-hosted apps that others should know about as well!