A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Selfhosting is the process of hosting and managing applications instead of renting from Software-as-a-Service providers
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Selfhosting is the process of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaS providers.

This is list of software which can be hosted locally.

You can help by sending Pull Requests to add more services.

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  • Piwik - Leading open-source analytics platform that gives you more than just powerful analytics. - GNU GPL 3.0


  • Huginn - Allows you to build agents that monitor and act on your behalf. Built in Ruby - MIT

Blogging platforms

  • Chyrp - An extra-awesome, extra-lightweight blog engine (Source code)
  • Dotclear - Take control over your blog!
  • Wordpress - Create a beautiful website or blog.
  • Blogotext - a free blog-engine written in PHP and using SQLite. This offers you both an unmatched simplicity during installation and great performances. (Source code
  • Ghost - Just a blogging platform
  • blosxom - a lightweight yet feature-packed weblog application designed from the ground up with simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind.
  • htmly - Databaseless Blogging Platform (Flat-File Blog) (Demo)
  • PluXml - XML-based blog/CMS platform
  • Anchor CMS - Anchor is a free, lightweight, faster-than-a-bullet, simple blogging system, made for art–directed posts. (Source code)
  • WeblogMatrix - Blogging platforms comparator

Bug and task trackers

  • Bumpy Booby - A simple, responsive and highly customizable PHP bug tracking system. (Source code)
  • Phproject - A high performance full-featured project management system (Source code, Demo)
  • 92five - Self hosted project management application (Source code)
  • Flyspray - uncomplicated, web-based bug tracking system (Source code)
  • Tinyissue - Simple Issue Tracking for Teams
  • Kanboard - A simple and open source visual task board
  • Taiga.io - Your Agile, Free and Open Source Project Management Tool (Source code)
  • Gaskit - a git-backed issue tracker. It uses a branch in your local git database to store the tickets.
  • Redmine - Redmine is a flexible project management web application
  • Apache Bloodhound - Manage software products, Keep track of features, tasks and bugs
  • ChiliProject - a web based project management system.

Communication Systems

  • Node-Chat - A not-so-basic open-source chat with admin features. - MIT

Content Management Systems (CMS)

CMS are a practical way to setup a website with many features. CMS often come with third party plugins, themes and functionality that is easy to add and customize to your needs.

  • Pagekit - A new modern CMS to create and share (Source code) - MIT
  • Wordpress - WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. (Source code mirror)
  • Pico - A stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS. (Source code)
  • 99ko CMS - 99ko est un CMS permettant de créer un site web en quelques minutes et sans connaissances particulières en programmation. Il fonctionne sans base de données et utilise de simples fichiers texte (format JSON) pour stocker vos données. (Source code)
  • Baun - A modern, lightweight, extensible CMS for PHP - (Source code)
  • october - Free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. (Source code)
  • SPIP - SPIP est un Système de Publication pour l’Internet.
  • Drupal - open source content management platform
  • Joomal! - un système de gestion de contenu (CMS)
  • Bolt - Sophisticated, lightweight & simple CMS (Source code)
  • CMS Made Simple - open source content management system, faster and easier management of website contents, scalable for small businesses to large corporations.
  • GetSimple CMS - The Simplest Content Management System. Ever.

Download tools

File Sharing

  • Coquelicot - Coquelicot is a “one-click” file sharing web application with a focus on protecting users’ privacy. - GNU-AGPL 3.0
  • Mediacrush - a website you can upload images, audio, and video to, and receive a link to share it with your friends (Source code)
  • lutim - Let's Upload That Image !
  • img.bi - img.bi is a secure image hosting. Images are encrypted using AES-256 with random key in browser before upload.

File Synchronization Tools

  • BTSync - BitTorrent Sync by BitTorrent, Inc is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool.
  • Syncthing - Syncthing is an open source peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool - MPL 2.0


  • 20euros - Clone of 2048 game with euros. - Unlicensed
  • Cubiks-2048 - Clone of 2048 game in 3D. - CCANC 4.0
  • Agar.IO Clone - Agar.io clone written with Socket.IO and HTML5 canvas - MIT


  • GateOne - Gate One is an HTML5 web-based terminal emulator and SSH client. - - AGPL 3.0
  • Guacamole - Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP. - Proprietary


  • http://git.kolab.org/ - Kolab - Kolab community is a unified communication and collaboration system - Various Free Software / Open Source Software Licenses
  • Horde - The Horde Project is about creating high quality Open Source applications and libraries, based on PHP and the Horde Framework. - GPL + Various Free Software / Open Source Software Licenses

Media Streaming

  • Plex - Plex is a centralized home media playback system with a powerful central server.
  • HTPC Manager - A fully responsive interface to manage all your favorite media on your HTPC. - MIT
  • Emby - A home media server built using other popular open source technologies. - GNU GPL 2.0

Money & Budgeting

  • IHateMoney - Manage your shared expenses, easily. - Proprietary


  • Nagios - Industry standard monitoring software, which has a lot of plugins and customisation posibilities. - GPL

Office Suites

  • Only Office - An office suite that enables you to manage documents, projects, team and customer relations in one place. - GNU - AGPL 3.0
  • EtherCalc - Web spreadsheet. - CPAL 1.0
  • Etherpad - Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. - Apache License

Photo and Video Galleries

  • Piwigo - Photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. - GNU GPL 2.0
  • Lychee - an open source grid and album based photo-management-system (Source code) - MIT
  • Mediagoblin - a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc
  • CumulusClips - your own video sharing website with CumulusClips video sharing script. You can build a YouTube clone where users can upload videos, rate videos, comment on videos, and much more. (Demo)
  • Shot.io - Mobile optimised photo publishing platform (self-hosted Flickr alternative) (Source code)
  • MinigalNano - MinigalNano is a very simple image gallery. It adheres to the KISS principle and is very easy to install. MinigalNano does not have a web admin interface: You just upload your images in the photo folder on your server (using FTP, SFTP...) (Demo)
  • UberGallery - U berGallery is an easy to use, simple to manage, web photo gallery. UberGallery does not require a database and supports JPEG, GIF and PNG file types. Simply upload your images and UberGallery will automatically generate thumbnails and output HTML. (Source code)
  • Single File PHP Gallery - is a web gallery in one single PHP file.
  • Photofloat - A Web 2.0 Photo Gallery Done Right via Static JSON & Dynamic Javascript (Demo)
  • Zenphoto - open-source gallery and CMS project (Source code)

RSS Readers

  • Fresh RSS - A free, self-hostable RSS aggregator. - GNU-AGPL-3.0
  • Tiny Tiny RSS - Open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator. - GNU GPL 3.0

Social Networks

  • Diaspora - Distributed social networking service. - GNU-AGPL-3.0
  • Friendica - Social Communication Server. GNU- - AGPL 3.0
  • BuddyPress - A powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups, and more.

URL Shorteners

  • YOURLS - YOURLS is a set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run Your Own URL Shortener. - MIT