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Deploy on local Linux or MacOS machine

DronaHQ Self Hosted supports local installation on your Linux based OS or MacOS using Docker.


We recommend you to deploy DronaHQ Self Hosted on cloud hosted virtual machines such as AWS EC2, Azure VM, or GCP Compute Engine. Their hardware and operating systems are more standardized make it best fit for production use cases. If you are deploying DronaHQ on a physical machine then verify that your system is matching minimum criteria for network and storage requirements.


To deploy DronaHQ on your local machine you should have:

1. Download DronaHQ Self Hosted

There are two ways, you can download DronaHQ Self Hosted.

a. Cloning Git repository

To clone from git repository, run following command.

git clone dronahq-self-hosted

Above command will create new folder in your present working directory with name dronahq-self-hosted.

b. Download and extract compressed package from DronaHQ

To download compressed package from DronaHQ, run following command

curl -L -fsSL -o ./ "" && unzip && mv master dronahq-self-hosted

2. Change working directory

We have to change working directory to dronahq-self-hosted for playing with DronaHQ.

Use following command.

cd dronahq-self-hosted

3. Update resources

This is recommended step by DronaHQ. Updating your resources periodically will help you stay aligned with DronaHQ.

Run following command

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

4. Setup DronaHQ Environment


Running this script will clear your existing installation if you have any. It will setup completely new environment. It will create back of your current environment and storage directory with time stamp followed by file/folder name.

To setup dronahq environment, you have to run ./dronahq_setup already present in your working directory.


5. Update environment variables

DronaHQ writes all configurable environment variables in file dronahq.env. Please make sure you have all mandatory variables are in place.


LICENSE_KEY is one of the mandatory and essential environment variable. please verify that you have it in dronahq.env. If not you can add this variable. Following is the example of how this variable should look like in environment file.


If you don't have DronaHQ license key for self hosted, you can sign up for DronaHQ self hosted and get your license key by logging in to self-hosted portal.


This variable specifies how do yo want to access DronaHQ.

  • Protocol [ http/ https]
  • Access domain [ Localhost/ IP address/ Domain Name]

Example 1. If you are using DronaHQ on local machine.


Example 2. If you have configured DronaHQ on server and want to use it with server's public IP address.

# replace your ip address here

Example 3. If you have mapped your domain name to server's IP address.

# replace your domain name

iii. Other environment variables

You can also checkout other Environment Variables, which can enable advance options for you to use DronaHQ Self Hosted.

6. Restart DronaHQ

You can apply all new changes in configuration, and restart DronaHQ simply by running following command.

sudo docker-compose up -d

7. Verify that containers are running

You can use following command to check running docker containers.

sudo docker-compose ps

It should look something like this

sudo docker-compose ps

Hurray !!! Now you have working self hosted DronaHQ.