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Deploy Cerb in Docker, the cloud, or on your own servers


For self-hosted evaluation, testing, and development, we strongly recommend using our pre-configured Docker container.

This allows you to start using Cerb in a few minutes without any server configuration. We also provide sample data to simulate real-world use.

Cerb Cloud

Cerb Cloud is a subscription-based service that provides a ready-to-use, highly available, durable, and secure instance of Cerb in an ideal environment. We’ll handle the technical details so you can focus on your mission.

All you need is a web browser. You can optionally bring your own domain name (e.g. We provide inbound and outbound email services, or you can connect to your existing email provider (e.g. O365, Gmail, Fastmail).

Sign up for a free trial of Cerb Cloud with no time limit (as long as you’re actively using it).


If you wish to self-host Cerb in production, or you have a requirement to do so (e.g. HIPAA, GDPR, government), you can install the software on servers you control.

Your servers must meet the minimum requirements. You should have team members with experience managing servers and deploying web services using PHP and MySQL.

We also provide enterprise support contracts for technical assistance outside the scope of Cerb functionality.