Your personal server sets sail.

Take control of your online life by easily hosting your own server apps: websites, email, files and much more. Featuring one-click installs and rolling updates. Store at home or with a decentralized provider.

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Install arkOS to a dedicated device. Plug the device into your router, fill in your settings, then you're online. Customize it to your heart's content from your browser.


Managing your online life day-to-day has never been easier. Why learn dozens of commands just to keep things running? Let arkOS do the work for you!


Keep your data to yourself: host from home for maximum security, then use our encrypted backup for peace-of-mind. Share only what you want to share with the world.

Warning — arkOS and its constituent software are still in development. Many tools are not yet working, and you should not yet depend on arkOS for anything other than testing at this time. Please stay connected via one of the methods listed on the Contact page for updates.

What is arkOS?

Not just an operating system.

arkOS is a flavour of Arch Linux ARM, a lightweight Linux-based operating system, that runs on embedded devices and standalone servers. But arkOS more than just an operating system — it is a full software stack managing your self-hosting experience in an intuitive and intelligent way. arkOS does the work for you.

A visual gateway to your self-hosted Web.

arkOS allows you to run websites, email accounts, social networking profiles and much more, from its clean and easy-to-use graphical interface. With arkOS, even the most complex task becomes possible. No need to spend hours looking up command line functions — or learning to use Linux itself. arkOS gives you the power to manage your online life like it was meant to be done, just as easy as using the app store on your smartphone.

Store your files from home and use from anywhere.

Your own private "cloud."

With arkOS, you can run and maintain a variety of personal cloud services with the push of a button. Using built-in solutions as well as popular alternatives like ownCloud, you can store your calendar, contacts, files, music, photos and more at home, and manage all of these items with ease. Share them only with the people you want. No more "privacy creep" from services like Google or Facebook — with arkOS, you become the master of your own privacy controls.

Your gateway to the Internet.

Automatically register and use your own Internet name (domain) from your device, or use names on a shared service for free. If your Internet connection or provider prohibits you from hosting your own data, arkOS provides integrated extensions to connect your device to the greater World Wide Web. The power of decentralization with the ease and security of an always-connected system — the best of both worlds.

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