Self-host vs. Infisical Cloud
Self-hosting Infisical means managing the service yourself, taking care of upgrades, scaling, security, etc.
If you’re less technical and looking for a hands-free experience with minimal overhead then we recommend Infisical Cloud.
We provide a docker-compose deployment option for those who want to deploy Infisical onto a Linux VM easily.
- Install Docker on your VM
# Example in ubuntu apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt install docker-compose
- Download the required files
# Download env file template wget -O .env https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Infisical/infisical/main/.env.example # Download docker compose template wget -O docker-compose.yml https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Infisical/infisical/main/docker-compose.yml # Download nginx config mkdir nginx && wget -O ./nginx/default.conf https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Infisical/infisical/main/nginx/default.dev.conf
- Tweak the
.envaccording to your preferences. Refer to the available environment variables
# update environment variables like mongo login nano .env
- Get the service up and running.
# Start up services in detached mode docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up -d
- Your Infisical installation is complete and should be running on http://localhost:80. Please note that the containers are not exposed to the internet and only bind to the localhost. It’s up to you to configure a firewall, SSL certificates, and implement any additional security measures.