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Lemmy has two primary install methods, [docker](install_docker.md), and [ansible](install_ansible.md). Ansible simplifies deploying to a remote server, while docker is best for local testing.
Lemmy has two primary installation methods, [manually with Docker](install_docker.md), and [automated with Ansible](install_ansible.md). We recommend using Ansible, because it simplifies the installation and also makes updating easier.
### Manual install
### Manual install (without Docker)
Manual installs are *possible*, but not preferred, since Lemmy is dependent on other local services: The [lemmy-ui](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui), [a Postgresql Database](https://www.postgresql.org/), [pict-rs](https://git.asonix.dog/asonix/pict-rs/) for images, and [iframely](https://iframely.com/) for embeds. To see how these are wired together, look at the docker-compose.yml files. Due to the complexity of different systems, we will not support manual installs.