Host apps in your own cloud and save on SaaS

Set up self-hosted apps in one click and manage them from an admin dashboard. No code required.

Why would I want to host my own apps?

It's simple!
  • Own all your data and don't give up privacy
  • Avoid being locked in to any SaaS service. Migrate away at any time, your data stays with you.
  • Use open-source apps, support the movement while enjoying high-quality products
  • Become part of a community of self-hosting enthusiasts, get advice and share knowledge




For coders and tinkerers
  • Deploy apps to your cloud in one click
  • Admin dashboard to manage your apps
  • Community support



7 days free trial
For teams and non-coders. Everything in Community plus:
  • No-code installation
  • Access to more one-click apps
  • Support the project!


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For bigger organisations looking to scale.
  • Designated Support manager
  • Custom config and back-ups
  • Done-for-you migrations and integrations

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Three simple steps

Connect your cloud or run a CLI script

Run one line in CLI on your machine or install without code in your cloud. Gardens will provision a droplet with an admin app installed and configure everything for you.

Select apps

Pick from a library of 176 one-click apps, featuring classics like Wordpress, Discourse, and Nextcloud, but also new challengers. If you are a coder, deploy your apps from version control or with CI/CD.


Your apps are up and running with SSL, basic configuration and analytics taken care of. It just works, out of the box.

Hosting options


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Use a DigitalOcean droplet, with prices starting at $4 per month and free credits


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Host on your own machine or server by running a couple CLI scripts


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Coming in Q4 2022
Take advantage of Oracle infrastructure, including Always Free tier machines

Your Cloud

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Request a different hosting option or let us know about your preferred cloud provider

🌟 No lock-in whatsoever

All the data, along with apps, lives in your own cloud. You can always remove Gardens admin app from your server. Your apps will continue working. Only DevOps people could do this in the past!

Before (Without Gardens)

  • Set up and configure a VPS/Droplet
  • Configure NGINX or another reverse proxy
  • Provision LetsEncrypt certificates
  • Install Docker, pull images, they're not working, get them to work, try configuring apps, doesn't work, give up, cry

Now (With Gardens)

  • Smash that button! 👇 💥
  • Everything just works

Scaling? No problem!

If you ever hit the limit of one instance of your app can do, you can scale by adding more instances of the app, or by adding more droplets. Load will be auto-magically distributed through the power of Docker Swarm.

Seriously, try it.
7 days free trial!


❓ Who is this for?

Gardens Apps is meant for anyone who needs to host their own apps, or who is curious to learn more about self-hosting and open-source. It's perfect for non-profit and social enterprises, and for hobbyists who find themselves hosting many apps at once.

❓ If both the admin interface and apps live on my own machine, how does Gardens make money?

We charge a monthly subscription for access to our hand-picked library of best open-source apps, and for additional features, such as tools for organizing your knowledge and a nice home page for your team. You're free to cancel subscription at any time though, your apps and the admin interface will stay with you.

Start owning your digital infrastructure