Here is how to install Qovery on your local machine. This is the fastest way to get started with Qovery and start deploying your applications to experience the Qovery experience.

Purpose and Limitations

It's important to note that this local setup of Qovery using the qovery demo up command is designed for demonstration and testing purposes only. It is not intended for production use. Please refer to other guides for production-grade installations.


  • Supported Operating Systems: Linux, MacOS, and Windows.
  • Resources: 4 CPU and 8GB of RAM for your Docker runtime.
  • Binaries: docker, jq, curl, sed, grep, git.
  • A stable Internet connection.
  • A Qovery account. If you don't have one, please sign up at https://start.qovery.com


To install Qovery on your local machine, follow these steps:

  1. Install Qovery CLI by running the following command:

    To download and install Qovery CLI on any Linux distribution:

    $ curl -s https://get.qovery.com | bash
  2. Authenticate with Qovery by running the following command:

    # Sign up and sign in command
    $ qovery auth

    Your browser window with Qovery sign-up page will open. Follow the instructions to sign up and sign in.

  3. Set Qovery context:

    qovery context set
  4. Start the Qovery demo by running the following command:

    qovery demo up

    A k3s Kubernetes cluster will be installed on your local machine and Qovery will be installed on top of it.

    Note that if you are on MacOS or Windows, you might be prompted for your admin password - which is necessary to properly route the traffic from your host to your k3s apps.

    Configure network
    + sudo ifconfig lo0 alias up

    At the end of the installation, you will see the following message:

    Qovery demo cluster is now installed !!!!
    The kubeconfig is correctly set, so you can connect to it directly with kubectl or k9s from your local machine
    To delete/stop/start your cluster, use k3d cluster xxxx
    Go to https://console.qovery.com to create your first environment on this cluster 'hello-local-cluster'
  5. Access the Qovery dashboard by visiting console.qovery.com.

Well done, you have successfully installed Qovery on your local machine. You can now start deploying your applications and experience the Qovery experience.

Cleanup your local environment

To clean up your local environment, run the following command:

qovery demo destroy

That's it! You have successfully removed the Qovery demo cluster from your local machine.