Getting Started with Self-hosting

Syncing Server

We offer free and fast sync for unlimited devices to both free and paid users. If you are interested in hosting your own syncing server, you are welcome to do so. We offer the following options:


We highly recommend that you use our official Docker image to host your syncing server. Docker containers are isolated software environments that you can control and manage. Our official Docker image is a quick and easy way to get started because all the requirements are prepared and packaged inside the image.

If you are new to Docker, please see the official Docker documentation on how to get started.

We recommend that you avoid setting up the syncing server from scratch with Nginx unless you are proficient with Nginx. Setting up the full architecture can be challenging without full knowledge of how the syncing server works.


If you have any issues with setting up your syncing server, please open an issue on GitHub.

Web application

If you would like to self-host the actual Standard Notes web application, visit the repository for the web app on GitHub.

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