Traditional Installation

  1. Download the latest version of Cockpit on
  2. Unzip the downloaded zip package into your web root or a sub-directory of your web root.

Set permissions

Make sure that the folders storage and config with all of its sub-folders have write-access by the web server.

Create your first user

Go to /url/to/cockpit/install in your favorite Browser and follow the instructions.

Done! You're ready to use Cockpit.

Installation using Docker

If you want to install Cockpit using Docker, please take a look at our Docker reference page

Upgrading to a newer version of Cockpit

  1. Download and unzip your desired version of Cockpit
  2. Override the whole cockpit directory except the config and the storage folder.

That's it!