Installation guides

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So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and install Diaspora yourself. Great! Here are some must-have resources dealing with how to set things up and get everything going.

If you don’t see your system on here, don’t give up. It should work similarly on most distributions. If you figure it out we’d love it when you add a guide here, even a “do the same as for xy” would help.

Notes On Installing and Running Diaspora

A useful generic comprehensive guide to getting Diaspora up and running.

Service Specific guides

OpenShift

Installing on DreamHost

How to set Diaspora up with a DreamHost Private Server.

Heroku

How to set up Diaspora on a single Heroku dyno. Useful for running a personal pod for free (or nearly free), or scaling up and running a public pod.

PageKite

In case you’re a PageKite user, you can set up the service to point to your own locally-hosted pod.

EngineYard

Deploy Diaspora to EngineYard using a Windows PC. This wiki explains using “Git for Windows” to deploy your Diaspora test “fork” to EngineYard.

OS/Distribution Specific

Below are some existing guides to getting a Diaspora pod set up on your system of choice. This is particularly useful for setting up a testing environment.

Windows

MacOSX

Gentoo

Ubuntu

Debian

Fedora

FreeBSD

Arch