# Step 1: Choosing a server

For Keitaro to function, a server is required. To purchase a server and get Keitaro up and running, use one of these two equal methods:

Auto-installation (doesn't require technical skills): Follow one of the step-by-step guides for purchasing a server with pre-installed Keitaro software. The tracker will be installed automatically when the server is created.

Console script installation (alternative method for experienced users). Using the table below, select the approximate daily click volume and geo-zone of your target traffic. The table will suggest a suitable server. Click on the link in the Plan column. Purchase the server according to the Server requirements section. Run the installation script using server console. The script will install the tracker and display a login link.

Server choice and purchasing. Installation via alternative method (full-step guide). Use EN subtitles, please.

The table shows the number of clicks per day and the hardware configuration on the server suitable for this number of clicks. Specify the region according to the region of your target audience.

(app) This mark means that a server pre-installed with Keitaro is available from the vendor. A pre-installed server still requires an active license.

# Server requirements

Select the best server option for the traffic (number of daily clicks) expected:

Traffic Volume, clicks per day Type RAM CPU
less < 10 000 VPS 2 GB 1 CPU
10 000 - 100 000 VPS 4 GB 2 CPU
100 000 - 500 000 VPS 8 GB 4 CPU
500 000 - 1 000 000 VPS/VDS 16 GB 4 CPU
1 000 000 - 5 000 000 VDS 32 GB 4 CPU
5 000 000 - 10 000 000 VDS 64 GB 8 CPU
  • Clear server without control panel.
  • CentOS 9 Stream or CentOS 8 Stream.
  • KVM virtualization.
  • Disk size 20 GB SSD or more.

# Installation

Below are the most common installation options:

For the instructions of installing on other server options, see How to install on any server.


Provider Description Location Discount
Hetzner Offers cloud servers Germany, Finland $20 bonus
DigitalOcean Offers cloud servers USA, Canada, Europe, India $200 bonus for 60 days
Incompatible cloud providers
  • OVH