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Run the following commands on a fresh Ubuntu Jammy 22.04 (x64) server:

chmod +x cloudron-setup

You can find referral links to get started on various cloud providers with free credits here.

Minimum Requirements

Cloudron requires at least 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, LXC, Docker or OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo). Cloudron requires AVX support on the server (cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep avx).


Cloudron is available pre-installed as on various marketplaces - AWS, DigitalOcean, Hostinger, Linode, Time4VPS and Vultr.

Network requirements

Depending on your network, please read the Home Server or the Intranet installation considerations.


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

In Chrome, you can accept the self-signed certificate by clicking on Advanced and then click Proceed to <ip> (unsafe). In Firefox, click on Advanced, then Accept the Risk and Continue.

Domain Setup

Provide a domain like The way Cloudron works is that the dashboard gets installed at, and apps are installed under subdomains that you specify like,, and so on.

It is perfectly safe to use a domain that is already in use as long as the my subdomain is available. When installing apps, Cloudron will never overwrite your existing DNS records and your existing subdomains will remain intact. It is also possible to use a subdomain like

Next, select the DNS service in which the domain in hosted. If your service is not listed below, use the Wildcard or Manual option. See DNS Providers for the various providers and options.

Primary domain

The first domain added on Cloudron is called the Primary Domain. The dashboard is made available under the my subdomain of the primary domain. More domains can be added after installation in the in the Domains view. The Primary Domain can be changed post installation.

Admin Account

Once DNS is setup, Cloudron will redirect to 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 Cloudron.

The email address is used for password resets and notifications. It is local to your Cloudron and not sent anywhere (including

Let's Encrypt requires a valid admin email

Cloudron sets up a Let's Encrypt account with the administrator's email. If this email address is not valid, Let's Encrypt will not issue certificates and Cloudron will fall back to using self-signed certs.

App Store Account

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 and billing.

Firewall Setup

Security is a core feature of Cloudron and the default installation is already setup to follow best practices. We do not recommend adding and modifying rules in iptables/ip6tables since Cloudron already does this. All unneeded ports are blocked. Ports are whitelisted as and when the apps you install require them.

To further harden security, we recommend:

Email Setup

Given the proliferation of Email spam, many email providers block emails from VPS and Home network IPs. To ensure reliable delivery of email from apps and Cloudron, check the Email delivery status and possibly set up an Email relay.

Note that as part of app packaging, all apps are pre-configured to use Cloudron's internal mail server. You only need to configure the relay in the Cloudron dashboard and all apps will automatically use the relay.