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Building Blocks


Servers are where all your resources are deployed to.


  • Localhost: the server where Coolify is installed.
  • Remote Server: could be any server, rechable through SSH.

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A server could have a proxy that is used to route traffic to the right resource. It is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended to use a proxy.

Coolify uses Traefik at the moment. Configuration done automatically by Coolify in case you deploy a resource that requires this proxy.

Like if you add a domain to your application, Coolify detects it and starts a proxy automatically.


Free SSL certificates included, thanks to Let's Encrypt.

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Resources are grouped together into a project, a tree structure. A project could have infinite number of resources.


Each project, by default have a production environment, that is not deletable, but renameable. Environments consists of resources, like application, database or a service, etc.


An application could be a web application, a static website, a backend API, etc. It is a container that runs a process deployed to a defined server.

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To have full integration with GitHub, like fully automated commit or pull request based deployments, you need a GitHub App (created automatically by Coolify).


All supported databases could have scheduled, automatic backups, that is saved to your server or to an S3 compatible storage.


A service is a more complex type of resource, that consists of several other resources, like an application and a database, etc.

Imagine you would like to deploy a Wordpress application, you would need a database, a web server and a PHP runtime. You could create a service that consists of these resources, grouped together and created automatically for you.


Destination defines the type of the containerization technology you would like to use. It could be Docker, Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

It also defines the network which you would like to add your resource. This helps you to separate your resources on the network layer.


Currently only standalone Docker engine is supported.


Source defines the type of the source code repository you would like to use, like Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, etc.

Github & GitLab public source is defined by default, but unseen by the users.

To use private repositories, you need to make a GitHub or GitLab App to have all kinds of integrations available.

Automations & Monitoring

Coolify will automate a few maintenance tasks on the operating system, so you do not need to do them manually.

Coolify monitors your server & your deployed resources and immediately notifies you if something good or bad happens. You will always know what is going on in your self-hosted environment.

All you need to do is to setup your preferred notification system. Currently available:

  • Email
  • Discord Webhooks
  • Telegram Bot