Quickstart Guide

Download Cherokee

Stable releases

Nightly releases

Install Cherokee


Open a terminal and enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cherokee-webserver/ppa
After that, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:
sudo apt-get update
Now you're ready to install Cherokee from the PPA:
sudo apt-get install cherokee cherokee-admin


Install Cherokee from the apt repository
apt-get install cherokee cherokee-admin
Please, check the documentation for further details.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)/CentOS

Install Cherokee from the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository
yum install cherokee
Check the EPEL documentation for details on making EPEL repositories available on your system.


Install Cherokee from Fedora's Yum repository
yum install cherokee
See Fedora's package information for later versions than what's included with the latest distribution.


Install Cherokee using Homebrew
brew install cherokee
For version information using brew, just type the following in your terminal
brew info cherokee

Option 1: Automatic installation

Open a terminal and enter:

wget https://raw.github.com/cherokee/installer/master/install.py && python install.py


curl -LO https://raw.github.com/cherokee/installer/master/install.py && python install.py

This will download and install Cherokee under /opt/cherokee

Option 2: Compile it by hand

Download latest source code package, and install it by hand doing the ./configure, make, make install dance:
configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc
make && sudo make install
Older releases are also available at our Downloads archive.