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How to install Yunohost

YunoHost is a self-hosting platform that allows you to easily host your own services, such as email, file storage, and web applications, on a VPS.
With YunoHost, you can have full control over your data and privacy. This guide will walk you through the process of installing YunoHost on a VPS.


  • a VPS
  • an OnetSolutions account


Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install YunoHost on your VPS:
  1. 1.
    Connect to your VPS via SSH using an SSH client (e.g., OpenSSH, PuTTY). Log in with your VPS username and password.
  2. 2.
    Update the system packages by running the following command:
    sudo apt update
  3. 3.
    Install YunoHost by executing the following command:
    curl | bash
    This command will download and run the YunoHost installation script.
  4. 4.
    Follow the prompts during the installation process to configure your domain, set up an admin password, and customize your YunoHost settings.
  5. 5.
    Once the installation is complete, you can access the YunoHost web interface by navigating to the domain or subdomain you specified during installation.
  6. 6.
    Log in to the YunoHost admin interface using the admin password you set during the installation process.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed YunoHost on your VPS. You can now begin setting up and managing your self-hosted services through the YunoHost interface.

Adding Apps and Services

YunoHost allows you to easily install and manage a variety of apps and services. To add an app, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Log in to the YunoHost admin interface.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to the "Apps" section.
  3. 3.
    Click on the "Install" button next to the app you want to add.
  4. 4.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the app settings and complete the installation.
  5. 5.
    Once installed, you can access and manage the app through the YunoHost interface.
Repeat these steps to install additional apps and services as needed.

Managing DNS and Domain Settings

To configure DNS and domain settings in YunoHost, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Log in to the YunoHost admin interface.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to the "Domains" section.
  3. 3.
    Add or manage your domain settings, including DNS records, subdomains, and SSL certificates.
  4. 4.
    Make the necessary changes and save your settings.
YunoHost will handle the necessary configuration changes and DNS updates to ensure your domain and services are properly set up.


By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily install and configure YunoHost on your VPS. YunoHost provides a powerful self-hosting platform, allowing you to take control of your online services and data privacy.
Explore the YunoHost interface to install and manage various apps and services, such as email, file hosting, and web applications. Additionally, you can customize your YunoHost instance to suit your needs, configuring domain settings and SSL certificates.
if you encounter any issues or have questions about using YunoHost, refer to the YunoHost documentation and community resources for further assistance. The documentation provides detailed instructions on configuring specific apps, troubleshooting common problems, and exploring advanced features.
Remember to regularly update your YunoHost instance and installed apps to benefit from the latest features, bug fixes, and security updates. YunoHost provides an easy-to-use update mechanism to keep your self-hosted services up to date.
Hosting your own services with YunoHost empowers you to have full control over your data, privacy, and online presence. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of self-hosting and making use of the wide range of apps and services available through YunoHost.
If you have any specific questions or need further guidance with YunoHost, feel free to reach out to the YunoHost community or support channels for assistance. They are a helpful community dedicated to supporting self-hosting enthusiasts like yourself.
Happy self-hosting with YunoHost!