Administration info

Information for Lemmy instance admins, and those who want to run a server.


Lemmy has two primary installation methods, manually with Docker, and automated with Ansible. We recommend using Ansible, because it simplifies the installation and also makes updating easier.

Manual install (without Docker)

Manual installs are possible, but not preferred, since Lemmy is dependent on other local services: The lemmy-ui, a Postgresql Database, pict-rs for images, and iframely for embeds. To see how these are wired together, look at the docker-compose.yml files. Due to the complexity of different systems, we will not support manual installs.