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Self Hosting

You can host and manage Appsmith directly on your server, giving you complete control over your data privacy, security, and integrity.

System requirements

It's simple and quick to deploy Appsmith. Please ensure that your system has the following recommended configuration for optimal performance before moving forward with the deployment:

  • Two virtual CPU [vCPU]
  • 4 GB of memory (t3.medium on AWS)

Deployment options

Appsmith officially supports only Docker-based installations.

You can follow one of the guides to deploy Appsmith on the platform you prefer:

See all installation guides.

Self-hosting benefits

Deploying Appsmith on your infrastructure gives complete control over security, updates, and scaling your infrastructure as per requirements.


Appsmith needs internet access to reach Appsmith cloud services for several important features such as templates, Google Sheets integration, and fetching release notes to work. Appsmith provides an Airgapped version as part of Enterprise Plan.

Installing Appsmith as a self-hosted instance has the following advantages:

  • Security: You get to keep your data on-premise. It also ensures that your API keys or security credentials never leave your server and have the same security rules applied to any other app. The applications you build would be on your infrastructure, inside your virtual private networks/VPC. You can host it on internal networks behind a firewall and also configure SSL and custom domain.

  • Local database: A self-hosted instance allows you to connect to a database running on the same machine/intranet and use it to build apps.

  • Performance & Scalability: Appsmith supports high availability(HA) and scalability on Kubernetes installation where you can deploy Appsmith having EFS/NFS as a common shared storage which helps in deploying Appsmith without any downtime. You can also configure the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler which helps in scaling the pods.

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