Pi-hole is one of my favorite DNS level ad-blockers that can be self-hosted in a Docker container. After you install Pi-hole, occasionally it will become necessary to view the dashboard to see your network statistics, or even disable it completely for a short period to time in order to troubleshoot a network problem. In order to do that, you need to open up a browser and visit your Pi-hole dashboard, unless you are using iPhone shortcuts. To make that easier, Fernando Bunn, developed a very helpful swift application that allows you to control Pi-hole from the menu bar on your Mac.
After a successful beta testing period, Pi-hole has released version 5.0! Pi-hole is our favorite DNS level ad-blocker that helps block advertisements, trackers, and even malware from your entire network. The release of Pi-hole 5.0 has been anticipated since the beta program began back in January.
Self-Hosting applications is a good way to enhance the security of your data. In most cases, by using self-hosted alternatives to many popular services you are ensuring that your data can’t be sold to a third party for marketing purposes. This is a list of applications that you can self-host at home.
Sometimes in order to debug issues on your home network, you need to disable your Pi-Hole from filtering advertisements for a short period of time. Customarily, in order to temporarily disable filtering, you need to login to your Pi-Hole dashboard and select disable. Then, when you are ready to re-enable ad blocking, you need to log back into the Pi-Hole dashboard and click enable. Logging into Pi-Hole on a computer can be time consuming and inconvenient. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could control Pi-Hole from your iPhone?
Internet advertisements and trackers are everywhere. The websites you visit and your smart devices are constantly sending data to their manufacturers and advertisers. Pi-hole is a network-level ad blocker that sits on your network and uses blacklists to determine which DNS requests to block. Installation on Docker is easy.