This guide is a step-by-step guide for installing Soapbox. These instructions assume that you're using a fresh, new VPS powered by a Debian-based OS such as Ubuntu.
First, follow the instructions to install Pleroma on a fresh VPS. We recommend using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
The Soapbox frontend is the main component of Soapbox. Once you've installed Pleroma, installing Soapbox is a breeze.
First, ssh into the server and download a .zip of the latest build:
curl -O https://dl.soapbox.pub/main/soapbox.zip
Then unpack it into Pleroma's
busybox unzip soapbox.zip -o -d /opt/pleroma/instance/static
That's it! 🎉 Soapbox is installed. The change will take effect immediately, just refresh your browser tab. It's not necessary to restart the Pleroma service.
For OTP releases, unpack to /var/lib/pleroma instead.