An Introduction to Stump

Stump is an open source, self hostable, media server for your comic books, manga, and other digital books. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to deploy.

The short on how it works:

  • Install and run Stump on a computer or NAS (Network Attached Storage).
  • Configure your libraries (i.e. where your media lives), and Stump will take care of the rest.
  • To read your media, you can use the web interface or any compatible client.

Stump is not a tool used for fetching or downloading any kind of media. It is a tool used to host and access your own media. You may think of it like a Plex server for your comic books/manga/etc. If you are unfamiliar with Plex, you can think of Stump as a personal Netflix, for comic books/manga/etc, that lives on a computer in your home (like a NAS).

Stump works on all major browsers and operating systems.

The hardware requirements vary and should serve only as a guide. Generally speaking, 1GB of RAM and disk space is more than enough. Stump also runs well on low-powered ARM-based single board computers, such as a Raspberry Pi (I personally host a Stump server on a Pi 4).