How To Install Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Cloudron is a complete solution for running apps on your server and keeping them up-to-date and secure. Cloudron comes with the App store from which you can install various applications with just one click without the need of going through Database setup and other processes, for example, WordPress, Joomla, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we run these commands to install Cloudron on your Linux system:

chmod +x ./cloudron-setup

Step 3. Accessing Cloudron Web Interface.

Once have successfully completed the above installation steps, now we navigate to https://your-server-ip-address in your browser and accept the self-signed certificate.

Install Cloudron on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cloudron. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Cloudron control panel on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Cloudron website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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