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    Installation and operating systems

    Installation

    You can install Meilisearch locally or deploy it over a cloud service.

    Meilisearch Cloud

    Meilisearch Cloud greatly simplifies installing, maintaining, and updating Meilisearch. Get started with a 14-day free trial.

    Take a look at our Meilisearch Cloud tutorial for more information on setting up and using Meilisearch's cloud service.

    Local installation

    Download the latest stable release of Meilisearch with cURL.

    Launch Meilisearch to start the server.

    # Install Meilisearch
    curl -L https://install.meilisearch.com | sh
    
    # Launch Meilisearch
    ./meilisearch
    

    Cloud deploy

    To deploy Meilisearch on a cloud service, follow one of our dedicated guides:

    Installing older versions of Meilisearch

    We discourage the use of older Meilisearch versions. Before installing an older version, please contact support to check if the latest version might work as well.

    Download the binary of a specific version under "Assets" on our GitHub changelog.

    # Replace {meilisearch_version} and {meilisearch_os} with the specific version and OS you want to download
    # For example, if you want to download v1.0 on macOS,
    # replace {meilisearch_version} and {meilisearch_os} with v1.0 and meilisearch-macos-amd64 respectively
    curl -OL https://github.com/meilisearch/meilisearch/releases/download/{meilisearch_version}/{meilisearch_os}
    
    # Rename binary to meilisearch. Replace {meilisearch_os} with the name of the downloaded binary
    mv {meilisearch_os} meilisearch
    
    # Give the binary execute permission
    chmod +x meilisearch
    
    # Launch Meilisearch
    ./meilisearch
    

    Supported operating systems

    This section lists operating systems Meilisearch officially supports and tests with every new release. Meilisearch binaries might still run in unsupported environments.

    If the provided binaries do not work on your operating system, try building Meilisearch from source. If compilation fails, Meilisearch is not compatible with your machine.

    Linux

    The Meilisearch binary works on all Linux distributions with amd64/x86_64 or aarch64/arm64 architecture using glibc 2.27 and later. You can check your glibc version using:

    ldd --version
    

    macOS

    The Meilisearch binary works with macOS 12 and later with amd64 or arm64 architecture.

    Windows

    The Meilisearch binary works on Windows Server 2022 and later.

    It is likely the Meilisearch binary also works with Windows OS 10 and later. However, due to the differences between Windows OS and Windows Server, Meilisearch does not officially support Windows OS.