Here you will find guidelines for building your own Start9 server! Currently, StartOS is known to work well on the Raspberry Pi and on most x86_64 platforms (desktops, laptops, mini PCs, servers, and virtual machines). ARM builds are also available, but are relatively untested.


There are several reasons you might prefer to build your own server instead of purchasing one from Start9:

  1. You already own the necessary hardware and would like to re-purpose it.

  2. You want to save on shipping or import costs to your location.

  3. You do not trust Start9’s supply chain.

  4. You do not want to share your shipping address.

  5. You like building things.

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