Install YunoHost

Select the hardware on which you want install YunoHost :


  • An Orange Pi PC+ or an Olinuxino Lime 1 or 2
  • A VPN with a dedicated public IP and a .cube file
  • A power supply (either an adapter or a MicroUSB cable) for your board;
  • A microSD card: 16GB capacity (at least), class "A1" highly recommended (such as this SanDisk A1 card);
  • A reasonable ISP, preferably with a good and unlimited upstream bandwidth
  • An ethernet cable (RJ-45) to connect your server to your router.
  • A computer to read this guide, flash the image and access your server.
  • Download the Internet Cube image

    microSD card with adapter Flash the Internet Cube image

    Now that you downloaded the image of Internet Cube, you should flash it on a microSD card

    Download Etcher for your operating system and install it.

    Plug your SD card, select your image and click "Flash"


    Power up the board

    • Plug the ethernet cable (one side on your main router, the other on your board).
      • For advanced users willing to configure the board to connect to WiFi instead, see for example here.
    • Plug the SD card in your board
    • (Optional) You can connect a screen+keyboard directly on your board if you want to troubleshoot the boot process or if you're more comfortable to "see what happens" or want a direct access to the board.
    • Power up the board
    • Wait a couple minutes while the board autoconfigure itself during the first boot
    • Make sure that your computer (desktop/laptop) is connected to the same local network (i.e. same internet box) as your server.

    Proceed with the initial configuration

    If you are in the process of restoring a server using a YunoHost backup, you should skip this step and instead restore the backup instead of the postinstall step.

    In an internet browser, type https://internetcube.local.

    If this doesn't work, you can look for the the local IP address of your server. The address typically looks like 192.168.x.y, and you should therefore type https://192.168.x.y in your browser's address bar.

    During the first visit, you will very likely encounter a security warning related to the certificate used by the server. For now, your server uses a self-signed certificate. You will later be able to add a certificate automatically recognized by web browsers as described in the certificate documentation. For now, you should add a security exception to accept the current certificate. (Though PLEASE, don't take the habit to blindly accepting this kind of security alerts !)

    Run the initial diagnosis

    The diagnosis system is meant to provide an easy way to validate that all critical aspects of your server are properly configured - and guide you in how to fix issues. The diagnosis will run twice a day and send an alert if issues are detected.

    N.B. : don't run away ! The first time you run the diagnosis, it is quite expected to see a bunch of yellow/red alerts because you typically need to configure DNS records (if not using a domain), add a swapfile if not enough ram and/or port forwarding.

    If an alert is not relevant (for example because you don't intend on using a specific feature), it is perfectly fine to flag the issue as 'ignored' by going in the webadmin > Diagnosis, and clicking the ignore button for this specifc issue.

    To run a diagnosis, go on Web Admin in the Diagnosis section. You should get a screen like this :

    Preview of the diagnostic panel

    Get a Let's Encrypt certificate

    Once you configured DNS records and port forwarding (if needed), you should be able to install a a Let's Encrypt certificate. This will get rid of the spooky security warning from earlier for new visitors.

    For more detailled instructions, or to lean more about SSL/TLS certificates, see the corresponding page here.

    Preview of the diagnostic panel


    You now have a pretty well configured server. If you're new to YunoHost, we recommend to have a look at the guided tour. You should also be able to install your favourite applications. Don't forget to plan backups !

    Found errors? Think you can improve this documentation? Simply click the Edit link at the top of the page, and then the icon on Github to suggest changes.