My SelfHosting Adventures Continued

Posted on January 21, 2024

My Plex Library Hi it’s been a while since my last blog post, I never updated it to include the full details but a lot has changed since then so it’s now irrelevant.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

All good things must come to an end and so has my usage of Oracle’s Ampere instance, I lost access to it due to availability issues and I just use a x86 instance for running this website and my indexer Jackett.


I bought a domain for myself:, Porkbun had a good deal and it costs 10 USD to renew, which I hopefully will do in time. My freenom domain expired and I was using a duckdns subdomain for a while but sites like Linkedin didn’t trust those and would refuse to display it under my profile, so pulled the trigger on this domain.

Cloudflare DNS

I’m still using Cloudflare DNS for my domain with Origin Server SSL/TLS.


This is the cool open source community which inspired me to start this journey by showing the advantages and their cool Grafana and Homer dashboards.


I have switched from nginx to Caddy as my web server which is easier to configure and runs well.

My new old hardware

After my Oracle Ampere instance died, I switched to a old netbook which was my first laptop, a Sony Vaio VPCYB35AN featuring a weak for it’s time 2 core,2 threads AMD APU clocked at 1.6GHz with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 320GB of HDD space. Thankfully, I didn’t have to suffer long with it as I reacquired my second laptop, a Toshiba Satellite L850-i2011 featuring a dual core Intel i3-3110M but with hyperthreading, 4GB RAM, 250GB SSD as boot drive and 750GB HDD as data drive, so an upgrade from the previous machine.

RClone + Mergerfs

With my new machine even if 750GB sounded like an upgrade it’s still small for a personal media library and my previous machine had a 320GB drive so I continued using my previous storage medium setup i.e. Cloud drive. I have access to a 5TB OneDrive so I used RClone and Mergerfs to use my 750GB drive as cache for the 5TB cloud drive which actually stores the content.

Plex + *arr Suite

I did use Jellyfin at first but when I tried Plex later, I had to make the switch as it was just better even without buying Plex Pass and the other shenanigans Plex likes to do once in a while to go beyond it’s personal media server usebase. As for the *arr suite, I use Sonarr and Radarr to organise my TV shows and Movies respectively.


I can use the Web UI for the various things I have running but an app is better to use on mobile and in this case nzb360 is the champ, it serves as the one app to manage Sonarr, Radarr and Deluge easily on the go or when you quickly want to add a show to your list of shows to acquire. Please support the development of the app by buying it from the Play Store.

I hope I covered everything that I’m using to satisfy my media consumption as for why didn’t I explain how to install or use them? It’s best to follow their wikis and check out r/selfhosted for help.