Administration info

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


Lemmy has two primary install methods, docker, and ansible. Ansible simplifies deploying to a remote server, while docker is best for local testing.

Manual install

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.