Your data, your rules.

A project to help users self-host their websites, email, files and more. Decentralize your web and reclaim your privacy rights while keeping the conveniences you need.

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Install arkOS to your embedded device or server with all the services you want pre-installed. Plug the Pi into your router, then customize it to your heart’s content from your browser. Get up and go quickly, sharing only what you want to share.


Setting up your server and managing it on a day-to-day basis has never been easier. You don’t have the time to learn hundreds of commands just to keep things running — let arkOS do the work for you.


Don’t give the platform services another byte! Keep your data to yourself and fine-tune your server software with ease. Share only what you want to share with the world, while still keeping the convenient features that you rely on.

Warning – arkOS and Genesis 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 to get updates on project development.

What is arkOS?

Not just an operating system.

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

Your own private “cloud.”

With arkOS, you can will be able to run and maintain a variety of personal cloud services with the push of a button. Using solutions like ownCloud, you can store your calendar, contacts, files, music, photos and more at home, and manage all of these items. Share them only with the people you want to see them. No more “privacy creep” from services like Google or Facebook – with arkOS, you become the master of your own privacy controls.

Your data’s gateway to the Internet.

Don’t want the trouble of buying your own domain? Don’t worry. arkOS will allow you to connect your node to the Internet anyway, through a variety of services like dynamic DNS and port relays. Sometimes your Internet connection might prohibit you hosting your own data. In these circumstances, arkOS will provide ways to connect your node to the greater World Wide Web.

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