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Self-hosting knowledge prerequisites

Self-hosting n8n requires technical knowledge, including:

  • Setting up and configuring servers and containers
  • Managing application resources and scaling
  • Securing servers and applications
  • Configuring n8n

n8n recommends self-hosting for expert users. Mistakes can lead to data loss, security issues, and downtime. If you aren't experienced at managing servers, n8n recommends n8n Cloud.

Installation guides for n8n#

Server setup guides for specific platforms#

Self-host with Docker Compose:

Starting points for a Kubernetes setup:

Configuration guides to help you get started on other platforms: