Install methods

Use Budibase Cloud or run Budibase on your own self-hosted environment

When getting started with Budibase, you have two options:

  1. Use Budibase Cloud - we host your apps. This is the easier, faster option. No docs are required to get started.
  2. Self-host Budibase - you host your apps. You can find further instructions below.

Host with Budibase Cloud

The onboarding process is simple, minimal, and takes seconds. No docs are required, simply click the link below:

Self-host Budibase

You can self-host Budibase in under 5 minutes. We understand a lot of users need to host their apps on their own systems. This is why we've put a lot of effort into simplifying the self-hosting process. You only have to set up your Budibase instance once. Once your instance is up and running, other members of your team can build and interact with Budibase simply by accessing the URL that you have hosted your Budibase instance on.


Self-hosting is not for everyone

When diving into the world of self-hosting, be sure to know what you're doing. Self-hosting means you have to understand how servers work, implement security, maintain the servers, and figure out what's wrong when something goes wrong. If you do not understand this or don't have the time to dive into understanding all of this, we highly recommend the cloud-hosted solution.

To read more about self-hosting, check the Docker, Kubernetes and DigitalOcean pages.

Running Budibase

Information about running Budibase from our source code can be found here.

What’s Next

What's next? Either dive into creating your first app in the Quickstart, or self-hosting instructions on the page relevant to your stack!