Install Centrifugo and quick start

Go is a perfect language - it gives developers an opportunity to have single binary executable file for application and cross-compile application on all target operating systems for distribution. This means that all you need to get Centrifugo - download latest release for you operating system, unpack it and you are done!

Now you can see help information for Centrifugo:

./centrifugo -h

Centrifugo server node requires configuration file with secret key. If you are new to Centrifugo then there is genconfig command which can generate minimal required configuration file for you:

./centrifugo genconfig

It will generate secret key for you automatically and create configuration file config.json in current directory (by default) so you can finally run Centrifugo instance:

./centrifugo --config=config.json

We will talk about configuration in detail in next sections.

You can also put or symlink centrifugo into your bin OS directory and run it from anywhere:

centrifugo --config=config.json

In production you will need to daemonize Centrifugo. We have prebuilt rpm and deb packages for most popular Linux distributions and Docker image. See more Deploy section for more info.