Create a server with Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (x64) and run these commands:

chmod +x cloudron-setup
./cloudron-setup --provider <azure|cloudscale|digitalocean|ec2|exoscale|linode|ovh|scaleway|vultr|generic>

Minimum Requirements

Cloudron requires atleast 1GB RAM, 20GB Disk space. Make sure the firewall does not block port 80 (http) and 443 (https). Cloudron does not support running on ARM, OpenVZ or LXC.

Domain Setup

Once the installation is complete, navigate to https://<IP> and accept the self-signed certificate.

Enterprise version

Cloudron can also be installed on a non-registrable domain like with an Enterprise subscription. This allows for setups where you can host Cloudrons under the same top level domain for each of your customers like, and so on.

For installing the enterprise version of Cloudron, navigate to https://<IP>?enterprise=true instead.

Provide a second level domain like Cloudron's web interface will then be available at the and apps will be installed into subdomains like, and so son.

It is safe to use a domain name that is already in use, just make sure that the my subdomain is available.

Select the DNS service in which the domain in hosted:

When using one of the programmable backends, Cloudron will automatically make changes to DNS as and when required.

Administrator Setup

Once the DNS is setup, Cloudron will get a certificate via Let's Encrypt and redirect to https://my.<domain>. The browser address bar will show a green lock to indicate that the connection to your Cloudron is now secure.

Enter the adminstrator username, email and password for the Cloudron. Some usernames like admin are unfortunately reserved because apps attach special meanings to them.

The email id entered here is local to your Cloudron and not sent anywhere (including

Let's Encrypt requires a valid email

Cloudron sets up a Let's Encrypt account with the administrator's email. If this email is not valid, Let's Encrypt will not issue certificates.

Cloudron Store Setup

You are now ready to start installing apps! When you click on the App Store link in the UI, you will be prompted to create a account. This account is used to manage your subscription & billing.


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