I’ve been learning a lot about Webrecorder and specifically Browsertrix Crawler recently as part of a Web Archiving script that I am working on. The goal is to have a tool you could run on Reclaim Cloud (or your local computer using Docker) that you simply give a URL, and it would make a web archive file using Browsertrix Crawler, and a flattened HTML copy of the site using HTTrack.

The flip side to making those archives is viewing and sharing them. Archives made using Webrecorder or Browsertrix Crawler can be viewed using replayweb.page, but I wanted to find the best way to host these on your own server so you can not only view them, but make them publicly accessible.

I did some playing around with this over the last week, so I did a quick stream to show what I learned, you can watch the recording below!