How to install Cloudron on Almalinux 8

Cloudron is a platform that makes it easy to install, manage and secure web apps on your server. It provides a complete solution for app and user management, email, backups, updates and more. Cloudron can be installed on any server that runs Ubuntu Jammy 22.04 x64, but in this article we will show you how to install it on Almalinux 8, a community-driven Linux distribution that is compatible with RHEL®.


Before you start, you will need:

  • A server running Almalinux 8 with at least 2 GB of RAM and 20 GB of disk space.
  • A domain name that points to your server’s IP address.
  • A SSH client and root access to your server.

Step 1: Update your system

First, log in to your server as root and update the system packages:

yum update -y

Step 2: Install EPEL repository

Next, install the EPEL repository, which provides some additional packages that are not available in the default Almalinux repositories:

yum install -y epel-release

Step 3: Install cloudron-setup script

Then, download and run the cloudron-setup script, which will install all the required dependencies and configure your server for cloudron:

chmod +x ./cloudron-setup

The script will ask you for your domain name and email address. Enter them and follow the instructions on the screen. The script will also generate a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your domain and enable HTTPS.

Step 4: Access cloudron dashboard

Once the script finishes, you can access the cloudron dashboard by visiting (or https://IP) in your browser. You will see a login screen where you can enter the username and password that were generated by the script. You can also change them later in the settings.

Step 5: Install apps from cloudron app store

Now you can start installing apps from the cloudron app store. You can browse the available apps by category or search by name. To install an app, just click on it and follow the instructions. You can also configure the app settings, such as domain, port, memory limit, backups, etc.


You have successfully installed cloudron on Almalinux 8 and learned how to use it to manage web apps on your server. You can now enjoy the benefits of self-hosting web apps with ease and security. Happy hosting!