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Awesome Selfhosted - Non-Free Software

Software listed here does not meet the Free Software definition. It implements their own licensing with restrictions and grants which you must check on each case. Restrictions may include limits on allowed use of the software, access to the source code, modification and further redistribution. This software can therefore contain anti user-freedom features, such as but not limited to: backdoors, user lock-in, sending personal data to a third party.



  • n8n - Free node based Workflow Automation Tool. Easily automate tasks across different services. (Source Code) Apache-2.0/Commons-Clause Nodejs

Communication - Custom Communication Systems

  • Dialog - Handy and feature-rich multi-device solution with native mobile clients, SIP integration, chatbots, 3rd-party integrations. It brings communication efficiency without sacrificing privacy. Works in closed circuit, encrypts push notifications. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary Scala/Go
  • Groupboard - Online whiteboard, audio/video conferencing, screen sharing, shared code editing and optional session recording/playback. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • PrivMX WebMail - Alternative private mail system - web-based, end-to-end encrypted by design, self-hosted, decentralized, uses independent PKI. Easy to install and administrate, freeware, open-source. ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • WorkAdventure - Virtual office / virtual conference application presented as a 16-bit RPG video game. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0/Commons-Clause Docker

Knowledge Management Tools

  • Wiznote - Manage your knowledge in documents with folders, markdown, full text search and webpage collection support. (Demo, Clients) ⊘ Proprietary Docker

Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • CraftCMS - Content-first CMS that aims to make life enjoyable for developers and content managers alike. (Demo, Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Kirby - File-based CMS. Easy to setup. Easy to use. Flexible as hell. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • october - Self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary PHP

Document Management - E-books

  • Bookwyrm - Social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Python
  • Ubooquity - Free to use, versatile, lightweight, multi-platform, and secure home server for your comic and e-book library. ⊘ Proprietary Java

File Transfer & Synchronization

  • FileRun - Complete solution for your files with integration with Google and Office. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Resilio Sync - Proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Yetishare - Powerful file hosting script with support for Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze, local, direct and SFTP storage. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP


  • Sharetribe - Open-source platform to create your own peer-to-peer marketplace, also available with SaaS model. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Ruby


  • Cubiks-2048 - Clone of 2048 game in 3D. (Demo) CC-BY-NC-4.0 HTML5
  • untrusted - Unique puzzle game designed for geeks and developers, where you solve the puzzles in the game by reading and writing Javascript. (Demo) CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0 Nodejs

Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Atman IoT - Self hosted IoT gateway focused on IoT solution rapid prototyping, packaged as stand alone docker container, promising to help you build your IoT solution in a week. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary Nodejs

Communication - SIP

  • 3CX - Full-featured PABX system, with call queues, built-in web conferencing, live chat and social media messaging all on one system. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown

Maps and Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • MapTiler Server - Software for self-hosting of OpenStreetMap vector tiles, satellite imagery, own geodata and data from PostGIS database. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown

Media Streaming - Video Streaming

  • Channels DVR Server - Flexible server providing a whole home self hosted DVR experience for Channels. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Emby - Home media server supporting both DLNA and DIAL (Chromecast) devices out-of-the-box. ⊘ Proprietary C#
  • Plex - Centralized home media playback system with a powerful central server. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Subsonic - Web-based media streamer and jukebox. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary Unknown


  • OpenSpeedTest - Pure HTML5 network performance estimation tool. CC-BY-ND-3.0 Docker

Money, Budgeting & Management

  • Anchor - Invoicing system that integrates with Stripe and Paypal. Includes features such as: reporting, dashboard and no client limit. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Manager - Online accounting software for small businesses. ⊘ Proprietary Mono
  • Pancake - Online invoicing, project management, time tracking and proposal software. ⊘ Proprietary PHP

Photo and Video Galleries

  • ArtVenue - Start your own photography community website, platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Chevereto - Powerful and fast image hosting script that allows you to create your very own full featured image hosting website in just minutes. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Lomorage - Google photo alternative via simple self-hosting software. Supported clients: iOS, Android, Web, MAC/Windows. Backend can run on Raspberry pi, Armbian, MAC/Windows/Linux. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Go
  • Picaport - A photo server with web gallery for your intranet, web space or home network that allows you to organize photos, videos, PDF's, and many other mediatypes in a central location. (Demo) CC-BY-NC-4.0 Java/Docker
  • PhotoStructure - All your family's photos and videos automatically organized into a fun and beautiful website. Runs via Docker, NodeJS, or native desktop installers. ⊘ Proprietary Nodejs
  • Reservo - Scalable image hosting script with support for CDNs, paid account upgrades, advertising spots and drag & drop upload. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Single File PHP Gallery - Web gallery in one single PHP file. ⊘ Proprietary PHP

Self-hosting Solutions

  • Axigen - Turnkey messaging solution for small & micro businesses, integration projects or test environments. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Cloudron - Open-core software allowing you to effortlessly self-host web apps on your server. (Demo, Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Nodejs/Docker
  • EmbassyOS - Graphical Operating System for running self-hosted, open source services. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Rust
  • hMailServer - Open-source e-mail server for Microsoft Windows. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary C++
  • - Full-featured solution for your Email server. Native implementation of last anti-SPAM methods, webmail and easy administration included. Free tier available. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Umbrel - A beautiful personal server OS for self-hosting. Install on a Raspberry Pi 4 or Ubuntu/Debian. (Source Code) ⊘ Proprietary Nodejs/Docker

Search Engines

Software Development - Project Management

  • 92five - Self-hosted project management application. (Source code) CC-BY-NC-4.0 PHP
  • Active Collab - Project management. ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • BitBucket Server - Enterprise-level Git solution similar to GitLab. ⊘ Proprietary Java
  • Buddy Enterprise - Git and Continuous Integration/Delivery Platform. ⊘ Proprietary Nodejs/Java
  • Crucible - Peer code review application. ⊘ Proprietary Java
  • Duet - Invoicing and project management with an integrated client portal. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Kanban Tool - Advanced Kanban boards with time tracking. ⊘ Proprietary Ruby
  • Kantree - Work management and collaboration. ⊘ Proprietary Python
  • Solo - Free project management app created for freelancers. Create contacts, manage tasks, upload files, track project progress, and keep notes. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP

Software Development - Testing

  • Bamboo - Continuous integration server. ⊘ Proprietary Java
  • Sentry Self-Hosted - Powerful error tracking platform with wide language support and a robust API. (Source Code) BUSL-1.1 Python/Django
  • Moon - Efficient Selenium protocol implementation running everything in Kubernetes or Openshift. ⊘ Proprietary Go


  • Deskpro - On-Premise helpdesk software that includes email, chat, voice & helpcentre publishing. Full visible source code and API. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • Full Help - Simple, easy to use help desk & knowledge base software. Custom branding, custom themes, restful API, communication channels, multi-company support, multi-language support, and much more! At least 1 new release per month. ⊘ Proprietary PHP
  • Jitbit Helpdesk - Self-hosted help desk software - simple but powerful. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary ASP.NET
  • JIRA - Professional and extensible issue tracker. ⊘ Proprietary Java
  • SupportPal - Powerful help desk software - easy, fast and intuitive. (Demo) ⊘ Proprietary PHP

Time Tracking


  • RemoteUtilities - Remote Utilities is self-hosted remote support software for LAN administration and remote support over the Internet. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown
  • ScreenConnect - Lightning-fast remote support and remote access to connect instantly and solve problems faster. ⊘ Proprietary Unknown

List of Licenses

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