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Setup VyHub Selfhosting

This is the setup guide for VyHub Selfhosting. The Selfhosting version allows to host VyHub on your own server.


For hosting VyHub, some requirements must be met:

  • Someone who knows how to use linux and docker
  • A linux server (virtual or dedicated)
    • At least 2 CPU cores and 4GB RAM
    • If a virtual server is used, make sure that the vCPU supports x86-64-v2 or higer. A script that displays the supported architecture can be found at tools/cpucheck in the vyhub-onprem repository.
    • Recommended: A recent Debian or Ubuntu LTS version
    • Install Docker Server
    • Install Docker Compose Plugin
  • A domain
    • Create an A (and if available AAAA) DNS record that points to your server
    • If using Cloudflare, set the security level for the /api path to Low
  • An SSL certificate
    • When not using Cloudflare: Setup certbot to get a LetsEncrypt certificate
    • When using Cloudflare: Generate a free origin certificate on the Cloudflare dashboard
  • Backup
    • You should regularily create backups of your server, including the VyHub database

Creating and activating the selfhosting instance

  1. Navigate to and select Self-Hosted
  2. Insert the name of your instance and your domain
  3. Finish the instance creation
  4. Got to your instance dashboard and activate your instance by choosing a plan and finishing the payment


  1. Connect to your server via SSH (all following steps are done on the server)
  2. Clone the vyhub-onprem repository:

    git clone /opt/vyhub-onprem
  3. Navigate into the vyhub-onprem folder and run

    cd /opt/vyhub-onprem
  4. Put your SSL certificate and key in the folder /opt/vyhub-onprem/nginx/certs/. They should be in PEM format and named vyhub.crt and vyhub.key.

    If you are using certbot, consider creating a symbolic link to the actual cert/key with ln -s.

  5. SWITCH Go the the dashboard of your instance at and click on the Setup button. Follow the instructions there.

  6. SWITCH BACK After finishing the setup dialog, go back to this page.

  7. In .env, insert your Steam API key that can be generated here.

    If you know wht you are doing, you can further adjust config parameters. They are documented here.

  8. In docker-compose.override.yml, change the vyhub image version to the newest version (see changelog)

  9. Start VyHub via docker compose:

    docker compose up -d

    Check that all 6 containers are running:

    docker compose ps

    If a container is missing or is not running, check the logs with:

    docker compose logs <service-name>

  10. Visit your VyHub instance and check that everything works.


To update your VyHub instance, follow these steps:

  1. Update the vyhub-onprem repository:

    git pull

  2. Adjust the version number in docker-compose.override.yml

    The version numbers are built like this: {major}.{minor}.{patch}. To be sure, only update one minor version after another.

    Example: You want to update from 2.0.7 to 2.2.1

    Solution: Update to the newest version of 2.1 (e.g. 2.1.3) first and update to 2.2.1 afterwards.

  3. Restart the containers:

    docker compose up -d --force-recreate

  4. Check that all 6 containers are running:

    docker compose ps

    If a container is missing or is not running, check the logs with:

    docker compose logs <service-name>