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A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers
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Self-hosting is the practice of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaSS providers.

This is a list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Non-Free software is listed on the Non-Free page.

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Related: Personal Dashboards

Archiving and Digital Preservation (DP)

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Related: Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Access to Memory (AtoM) - Web-based, open source application for standards-based archival description and access in a multilingual, multi-repository environment. (Demo, Source Codestars166) AGPL-3.0-only PHP
  • ArchiveBox - Self-hosted wayback machine that creates HTML & screenshot archives of sites from your bookmarks, browsing history, RSS feeds, or other sources. (Source Codestars12.6k) MIT Python
  • Archivematica - Mature digital preservation system designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. (Demo, Source Codestars301) AGPL-3.0-only Python
  • ArchivesSpace - Archives information management application for managing and providing Web access to archives, manuscripts and digital objects. (Demo, Source Codestars248) ECL-2.0 Ruby
  • CKAN - CKAN is a tool for making open data websites. (Source Codestars3.3k) AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Collective Access - Providence - Highly configurable Web-based framework for management, description, and discovery of digital and physical collections supporting a variety of metadata standards, data types, and media formats. (Source Codestars208) GPL-3.0-only PHP
  • Horahorastars496 - Video hosting website and video archival manager for Niconico, Bilibili, and Youtube. MIT Go


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Related: Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Accelerated Textstars430 - Automatically generate multiple natural language descriptions of your data varying in wording and structure. Apache-2.0 Java
  • Actionsflowstars2.3k - The free Zapier/IFTTT alternative for developers to automate your workflows based on Github actions. MIT Docker/Nodejs
  • ActiveWorkflowstars533 - An intelligent process and workflow automation platform based on software agents. MIT Ruby
  • Alltube - Web interface for youtube-dlstars105.4k, a program to download videos and audio from more than 100 websites. (Source Codestars2.1k) GPL-3.0 PHP
  • AmIUnique - Learn how identifiable you are on the Internet (browser fingerprinting tool). (Source Codestars614) MIT Java
  • Baserow - Open source online database tool and Airtable alternative. Create your own database without technical experience. (Source Code) MIT Python/Nodejs
  • Beehivestars5.4k - Flexible event and agent system, which allows you to create your own agents that perform automated tasks triggered by events and filters. AGPL-3.0 Go
  • betaninstars130 - Music organization man-in-the-middle of your torrent client and music player. Based on, similar to Sonarr and Radarr. GPL-3.0 Python
  • ChiefOnboarding - Employee onboarding platform that allows you to provision user accounts and create sequences with todo items, resources, text/email/Slack messages, and more! Available as a web portal and Slack bot. (Source Codestars181) AGPL-3.0 Python
  • CouchPotato - CouchPotato is an automatic Video Library Manager for Movies. Automatic torrent/nzb searching, downloading, and processing at the qualities you want. (Source Codestars3.9k) GPL-3.0 Python
  • Episodesstars177 - Self Hosted TV show Episode tracker and recommender built using django, bootstrap4. MIT Python
  • Exadel CompreFace - face recognition system that provides REST API for face recognition, face detection, and other face services, and is easily deployed with docker. There are SDKs for Python and JavaScript languages. Can be used without prior machine learning skills. (Source Codestars1.6k) Apache-2.0 Docker/Java/Nodejs
  • feed2toot - Feed2toot parses a RSS feed, extracts the last entries and sends them to Mastodon. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Python
  • feedmixerstars73 - FeedMixer is a WSGI (Python3) micro web service which takes a list of feed URLs and returns a new feed consisting of the most recent n entries from each given feed(Returns Atom, RSS, or JSON). (Demo) WTFPL Python
  • Headphonesstars3.1k - Automated music downloader for NZB and Torrent, written in Python. It supports SABnzbd, NZBget, Transmission, µTorrent, Deluge and Blackhole. GPL-3.0 Python
  • Healthchecks - Django app which listens for pings and sends alerts when pings are late. (Source Codestars4.4k) BSD-3-Clause Python
  • homebank-converterstars28 - Web app to convert an export bank file to compatible Homebank csv. (Demo) AGPL-3.0 HTML5
  • HRConvert2stars207 - Drag-and-drop file conversion server with session based authentication, automatic temporary file maintenance, and logging capability. GPL-3.0 PHP
  • Huginnstars33k - Allows you to build agents that monitor and act on your behalf. MIT Ruby
  • Kibitzr - Lightweight personal web assistant with powerful integrations. (Source Codestars425) MIT Python
  • Krayin - Free and Opensource Laravel CRM Application. (Source Codestars775) MIT PHP
  • LazyLibrarian - LazyLibrarian is a program to follow authors and grab metadata for all your digital reading needs. It uses a combination of Goodreads Librarything and optionally GoogleBooks as sources for author info and book info. GPL-3.0 Python
  • Leon - Open-source personal assistant who can live on your server. (Source Codestars8.2k) MIT Nodejs
  • Lidarr - Lidarr is a music collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. (Source Codestars2.2k) GPL-3.0 C#
  • Medusa - Automatic Video Library Manager for TV Shows. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows, and when they are posted it does its magic. (Source Codestars1.4k) GPL-3.0 Python
  • MeTubestars687 - Web GUI for youtube-dl, with playlist support. Allows downloading videos from dozens of websites. AGPL-3.0 Python/Nodejs/Docker
  • n8n - Free node based Workflow Automation Tool. Easily automate tasks across different services. (Source Codestars19.8k) Apache-2.0 Nodejs
  • nefariousstars536 - Web application that automates downloading Movies and TV Shows. GPL-3.0 Python
  • NocoDB - No-code platform that turns any database into a smart spreadsheet. It can be considered as an Airtable or Smartsheet alternative. (Source Codestars21.6k) GPL-3.0 Nodejs
  • OliveTinstars428 - OliveTin is a web interface for running Linux shell commands. AGPL-3.0 Go
  • Patrowlstars453 - Open Source, Smart and Scalable Security Operations Orchestration Platform. AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Podgrabstars549 - Lightweight podcast manager and automatic podcast episode downloader. It will monitor podcasts for your and download them automatically whenever a new episode goes live. GPL-3.0 Docker/Go
  • pyLoad - Lightweight, customizable and remotely manageable downloader for 1-click-hosting sites like or (Source Codestars2.5k) GPL-3.0 Python
  • Radarr - Radarr is an independent fork of Sonarr reworked for automatically downloading movies via Usenet and BitTorrent, à la Couchpotato. (Source Codestars5.9k) GPL-3.0 C#
  • SickRage - SickRage is an automatic Video Library Manager for TV Shows. Automatic torrent/nzb searching, downloading, and processing at the qualities you want. (Source Codestars1.5k) GPL-3.0 Python
  • SiteInspector - Web-based tool for catching spelling errors, grammatical errors, broken links, and other errors on websites. (Demo, Source Codestars126) AGPL-3.0 Ruby
  • Sonarr - Automatic TV Shows downloader and manager for Usenet and BitTorrent. It can grab, sort and rename new episodes and automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available. (Source Codestars7k) GPL-3.0 C#
  • StackStorm - StackStorm (aka IFTTT for Ops) is event-driven automation for auto-remediation, security responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more. Includes rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions and ChatOps. (Source Codestars4.6k) Apache-2.0 Python
  • WebUI-aria2stars8.6k - Interface to interact with the aria2 downloader. Very simple to use, just download and open index.html in any web browser. (Demo) MIT HTML5
  • ydl_apistars41 - Simple youtube-dl REST API to launch downloads on a distant server. GPL-3.0 Python
  • YoutubeDL-Materialstars1.1k - Material Design inspired YouTube downloader, based on youtube-dl. Supports playlists, quality select, search, dark mode and much more, all with a clean and modern design. MIT Nodejs
  • Zenbotstars8.1k - Zenbot is a lightweight, extendable, artificially intelligent trading bot for Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and more. MIT Nodejs
  • µTaskstars593 - µTask is an automation engine that models and executes business processes declared in yaml. BSD-3-Clause Go

Blogging Platforms

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Related: Static Site Generators, Content Management Systems (CMS)

See also: WeblogMatrix

Booking and Scheduling

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Related: Polls and Events

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  • dyu bookmarksstars127 - Single-threaded/process bookmark app powered by leveldb and uWebSockets. Supports importing from Delicious and Chrome. (Demo) Apache-2.0 Java
  • Espialstars448 - An open-source, web-based bookmarking server. AGPL-3.0 Haskell
  • Firefox Account Server - This allows you to host your own Firefox accounts server. (Source Codestars392) MPL-2.0 Nodejs, Java
  • Firefox Sync Serverstars1.6k - Sync Firefox bookmarks, passwords, history, tabs, preferences. MPL-2.0 Python
  • Geekmarks - Personal bookmarking service focused on speed and organization using hierarchical tags. (Source Codestars552) BSD-2-Clause Go
  • golinks - Web application that allows you to create smart bookmarks, commands and aliases by pointing your web browser's default search engine at a running instance. Similar to bunny1 or yubnub. (Demo) MIT Go
  • Hackersharestars294 - Social bookmarks website for hackers. (Demo) MIT Ruby
  • LinkAce - A bookmark archive with automatic backups to the Internet Archive, link monitoring, and a full REST API. Installation is done via Docker, or as a simple PHP application. (Demo, Source Codestars1k) GPL-3.0 PHP
  • linkdingstars1.1k - Minimal bookmark management with a fast and clean UI. Simple installation through Docker and can run on your Raspberry Pi. (Demo) MIT Docker/Python/Nodejs
  • Lobsters - Run your own link aggregation site. (Source Codestars11) BSD-3-Clause Ruby
  • No Fuss Bookmarks - Very simple software and service to store bookmarks especially designed for hackers (that don't need fancy interfaces, but nice API). (Source Codestars112) GPL-3.0 Python
  • Pinry - The tiling image board system for people who want to save, tag, and share images, videos, and webpages. (Source Codestars1.8k) BSD-2-Clause Python
  • Reminiscencestars1.5k - Self-Hosted Bookmark And Archive Manager. AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Shaarlistars2.5k - Personal, minimalist, super-fast, no-database bookmarking and link sharing platform. (Demo) Zlib PHP
  • Shioristars5.4k - Simple bookmark manager built with Go. MIT Go
  • ubookmark - LDAP enabled bookmarking service. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 Python
  • unmark - Open source to do app for links. (Source Codestars1.5k) MIT PHP
  • xBrowserSync - Open source tool for syncing browser data between browsers and devices. (Source Code) MIT Nodejs

Calendar & Contacts

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Related: Groupware

See also: Comparison of CalDAV and CardDAV implementations - Wikipedia

Calendar & Contacts - CalDAV or CardDAV Servers

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  • Baïkal - Lightweight CalDAV and CardDAV server based on sabre/dav. (Source Codestars1.9k) GPL-3.0 PHP
  • calypso - Python-based CalDAV and CardDAV server, forked from Radicale. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Python
  • DAViCal - Server for calendar sharing (CalDAV) that uses a PostgreSQL database as a data store. (Source Code) GPL-2.0 PHP
  • Davisstars81 - A simple, dockerizable and fully translatable admin interface for sabre/dav based on Symfony 5 and Bootstrap 4, largely inspired by Baïkal. MIT PHP
  • DecSync CC - Serverless contacts, calendar synchronization using your own file syncing method i.e Syncthing, Nextcloud etc. (Source Codestars146) GPL-3.0 Kotlin
  • Etebase (EteSync) - End-to-end encrypted and journaled personal information server supporting calendar and contact data, offering its own clients. (Source Codestars1k) AGPL-3.0 Python/Django
  • Radicale - Simple calendar and contact server with extremely low administrative overhead. (Source Codestars2.3k) GPL-3.0 Python
  • SabreDAV - Open source CardDAV, CalDAV, and WebDAV framework and server. (Source Codestars1.2k) MIT PHP
  • Xandikos - Open source CardDAV and CalDAV server with minimal administrative overhead, backed by a Git repository. (Source Codestars202) GPL-3.0 Python

Calendar & Contacts - CalDAV or CardDAV Web-based Clients

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Communication - Custom Communication Systems

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Communication - Email

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Communication - Email - Complete Solutions

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Simple deployment of a mail server, e.g. for inexperienced or impatient admins.

  • AnonAddy - Open source email forwarding service for creating aliases. (Source Codestars1.5k) MIT PHP
  • DebOps - Your Debian-based data center in a box. A set of general-purpose Ansible roles that can be used to manage Debian or Ubuntu hosts. (Source Codestars873) GPL-3.0-only YAML/Ansible/Python
  • docker-mailserver - Production-ready fullstack but simple mail server (SMTP, IMAP, LDAP, Antispam, Antivirus, etc.) running inside a container. Only configuration files, no SQL database. (Source Codestars8.4k) MIT Docker
  • emailwizstars843 - Luke Smith's bash script to completely automate the setup of a Postfix/Dovecot/SpamAssassin/OpenDKIM server on debian. GPL-3.0 Bash
  • Excision Mailstars105 - Fullstack, security focused mailserver based on OpenSMTPD for OpenBSD using ansible. ISC Shell/Ansible
  • homeboxstars303 - Suite of Ansible scripts to deploy a fully functional mail server on Debian. Unobtrusive and automatic as much as possible, focusing on stability and security. GPL-3.0 Shell
  • Inboxen - Inboxen is a service that provides you with an infinite number of unique inboxes. (Source Codestars240) GPL-3.0 Python
  • iRedMail - Full-featured mail server solution based on Postfix and Dovecot. (Source Codestars578) GPL-3.0 Shell
  • Maddy Mail Serverstars2.9k - All-in-one mail server that implements SMTP (both MTA and MX) and IMAP. Replaces Postfix, Dovecot, OpenDKIM, OpenSPF, OpenDMARC with single daemon. GPL-3.0 Go
  • Mail-in-a-Box - Turns any Ubuntu server into a fully functional mail server with one command. (Source Codestars10.8k) CC0-1.0 Shell
  • Mailcow - Mail server suite based on Dovecot, Postfix and other open source software, that provides a modern Web UI for administration. (Source Codestars4.7k) GPL-2.0 Docker/PHP
  • Mailu - Mailu is a simple yet full-featured mail server as a set of Docker images. (Source Codestars3.3k) MIT Docker/Python
  • Modoboa - Modoboa is a mail hosting and management platform including a modern and simplified Web User Interface. (Source Codestars2k) ISC Python
  • Ptorxstars238 - Email privacy. Anonymously send and receive with alias forwarding. GPL-3.0 Nodejs
  • Simple NixOS Mailserver - Complete mailserver solution leveraging the Nix Ecosystem. GPL-3.0 Nix
  • SimpleLogin - Open source email alias solution to protect your email address. Comes with browser extensions and mobile apps. (Source Codestars1.9k) MIT Docker/Python
  • wildduck - Scalable no-SPOF IMAP/POP3 mail server. (Source Codestars1.5k) EUPL-1.2 Nodejs

Communication - Email - Mail Delivery Agents

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MDAs - IMAP/POP3 software

Communication - Email - Mail Transfer Agents

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MTAs / SMTP servers

  • chasquid - SMTP (email) server with a focus on simplicity, security, and ease of operation. (Source Code) Apache-2.0 Go
  • Courier MTA - Fast, scalable, enterprise mail/groupware server providing ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, webmail, mailing list, basic web-based calendaring and scheduling services. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 C
  • Exim - Message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 C
  • Haraka - High-performance, pluginable SMTP server written in Javascript. (Source Codestars4.1k) MIT Javascript
  • MailCatcher - Ruby gem that deploys a simply SMTP MTA gateway that accepts all mail and displays in web interface. Useful for debugging or development. (Source Codestars5.5k) MIT Ruby
  • Maildrop - Disposable email SMTP server, also useful for development. MIT Scala
  • MailHogstars9.6k - Small Golang executable which runs an SMTP MTA gateway that accepts all mail and displays in web interface. Useful for debugging or development. MIT Go
  • OpenSMTPD - Secure SMTP server implementation from the OpenBSD project. (Source Code) ISC C
  • Postfix - Fast, easy to administer, and secure Sendmail replacement. IPL-1.0 C
  • Qmail - Secure Sendmail replacement. (Source Code) CC0-1.0 C
  • Sendmail - Message transfer agent (MTA). Sendmail C
  • Slimta - Mail Transfer Library built on Python. (Source Codestars151) MIT Python

Communication - Email - Mailing Lists and Newsletters

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Mailing lists servers and mass mailing software - one message to many recipients.

  • Dada Mail - Web-based list management system that can be used for announcement lists and/or discussion lists. (Source Codestars131) GPL-2.0 Perl
  • HyperKitty - Open source Django application to provide a web interface to access GNU Mailman v3 archives. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-3.0 Python
  • Listmonk - High performance, self-hosted newsletter and mailing list manager with a modern dashboard. (Source Codestars7.4k) AGPL-3.0 Go
  • Mailman - The Gnu mailing list server. GPL-3.0 Python
  • Mailtrain - Self hosted newsletter application. (Source Codestars5k) GPL-3.0 Nodejs
  • MailyHerald - Self-hosted Mailchimp alternative that you can easily integrate with your site. Helps you send and manage your application mailings. It supports email marketing and conducting the daily stream of notifications you send to your users. (Source Codestars572) LGPL-3.0 Ruby
  • Mautic - Mautic is marketing automation software (email, social and more). (Source Codestars4.9k) GPL-3.0 PHP
  • phpList - Newsletter and email marketing with advanced management of subscribers, bounces, and plugins. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Postal - Fully featured open source mail delivery platform for incoming and outgoing e-mail. (Source Codestars11.3k) MIT Ruby
  • Postorius - Web user interface to access GNU Mailman. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Python
  • Schleuder - GPG-enabled mailing list manager with resending-capabilities. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Ruby
  • Sympa - Mailing list manager. GPL-2.0 Perl

Communication - Email - Webmail Clients

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Communication - IRC

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IRC communication software

Communication - SIP

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SIP/IPBX telephony software

  • Asterisk - Easy to use but advanced IP PBX system, VoIP gateway and conference server. GPL-2.0 C
  • ASTPP - is an Open Source VoIP Billing Solution for Freeswitch. It supports prepaid and postpaid billing with call rating and credit control. It also provides many other features. (Source Codestars122) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Freepbx - Web-based open source GUI that controls and manages Asterisk. (Source Code) GPL-2.0 PHP
  • FreeSWITCH - Scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 C
  • FusionPBX - Open source project that provides a customizable and flexible web interface to the very powerful and highly scalable multi-platform voice switch called FreeSWITCH. (Source Codestars534) MPL-1.1 PHP
  • Kamailio - Modular SIP server (registrar/proxy/router/etc). (Source Codestars