Recommended: Ubuntu 22.04 / 20.04

# Requires Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy) or 20.04 (Focal)
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:opencpu/opencpu-2.2
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade

# Installs OpenCPU server
sudo apt-get install -y opencpu-server
# Done! Open http://yourhost/ocpu in your browser

# Optional: installs rstudio in http://yourhost/rstudio
sudo apt-get install -y rstudio-server 

Fedora 35 / 36

Go here to add the opencpu repository. Also have look at the readme for rpm packages.

# Need to add repo first! (See link above)
sudo yum install opencpu-server

Debian / CentOS / Suse etc

Either download binary builds from our archive, or consult the readme for building deb or rpm packages from source for your platform.

Server Manual PDF

The OpenCPU server manual PDF is the primary reference for installing and managing OpenCPU servers.

Local Single-User Server

# Install OpenCPU

# Run Apps directly from Github

# Install / remove apps


Images based on various platforms are published on dockerhub. The opencpu/rstudio is great for development: it runs both opencpu-server and rstudio-server:

# Run server as executable
docker run --name mybox -t -p 80:80 opencpu/rstudio

# OR: if port 80 is taken use port 8004
docker run --name mybox -t -p 8004:8004 opencpu/rstudio

Now simply open http://localhost/ocpu/ and http://localhost/rstudio/ in your browser! Login via rstudio with user: opencpu (passwd: opencpu) to build or install apps.

To connect to a running container (e.g. for installing system libraries) get a root shell:

# Replace 'mybox' with the container name or id
docker exec -i -t mybox /bin/bash

Use the opencpu/base image for deployments. Also see the docker readme.