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MetaFox can be installed with either Docker or normal hosting service. Now we will take a deeper look into the requirements for each setup option below


Setup with Docker

This is the easiest and highly recommended setup for MetaFox as it can be quickly installed and run well on servers or cloud hosting supporting Docker applications. You can consider using the following hosting service type for the MetaFox site:

  • Dedicated server: On a dedicated server, you will have root permission to set up Docker environment and install the MetaFox site quickly and easily.
  • VPS / Cloud Hosting: Your SSH account needs to have permission to run the Docker application
  • Docker hosting platforms: There are many hosting platforms providing powerful, reliable infrastructure and services for Docker applications such as Amazon ECS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Run, etc.


Normal Setup on hosting service with LAMP or LEMP stack

Hosting plans of hosting service providers usually supports a bundle of software technology for websites to run, such as LAMP or LEMP stack, etc by default. MetaFox can also be installed on such server or web hosting meeting with the following requirements: