# Step 1. Keitaro Installation

To install and run Keitaro, a server (VPS) is required. Use one of the following step-by-step guides to purchase a server and automatically install the tracker.

Below are the most common installation options:

  • Auto-installation on DigitalOcean. Up to $100 bonus for 30 days. Server payments can be made using PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, and Discover credit cards.
  • Auto-installation on Hetzner. Up to 20€ bonus. Server payments can be made using SEPA, Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal.
  • Auto-installation on Vultr. Up to $100 bonus for 30 days. Server payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Crypto, Alipay.
  • Auto-installation on HostZealot. 20% off with promo code "KEITAROHZ". Server payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Crypto, PayPal, Capytalist, UnionPay.
  • Auto-installation on Friendhosting. Promo code "keitarovps" for 30% off. Server payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Crypto, PayPal, AliPay.

# Mandatory server requirements

Select the best server option for the traffic (number of daily clicks) expected:

Traffic Volume, clicks per day Type RAM CPU
less < 10 000 VPS 2 GB 1 CPU
10 000 - 100 000 VPS 4 GB 2 CPU
100 000 - 500 000 VPS 8 GB 4 CPU
500 000 - 1 000 000 VPS/VDS 16 GB 4 CPU
1 000 000 - 5 000 000 VDS 32 GB 4 CPU
5 000 000 - 10 000 000 VDS 64 GB 8 CPU

Select the geolocation of the server according to the geolocation from which you expect to receive clicks. If the target audience is in Brazil — choose a server in South America. If the target audience in Germany — choose a server in Europe, etc. If you are working with several geos at once, choose a server with Keitaro that is located equidistant from all geos.

# Mandatory characteristics

  • Clear server without control panel.
  • CentOS 9 Stream.
  • KVM virtualization.
  • Disk size 20 GB SSD or more.
  • 2GB RAM minimum


It is possible to install Keitaro using an alternative method (script in the terminal). This is only relevant if, from your point of view, the server providers listed on the current page are not suitable for your infrastructure. Both installation methods install an identical Keitaro build. We recommend using the instructions from this page.


Is the installation available on the desctop computer?

You will launch and use Keitaro fro myour device. But it will be installed on VPS. Because Keitaro consists of many components:

  • Database.
  • Web server.
  • Queue and cache handling.
  • Resource monitoring and certificate utilities.

This is put in one script and runs on CentOS servers.

Is it possible to install Keitaro on a server with different specifications or hosting?

No. Choose a server according to the Mandatory Requirements section. :::