Download single binary file to your server and start service in few simple steps.


  • Any Linux based operation system
  • x86 64bit CPU
  • Connection to the internet on your server
In this guide we use the curl command to download files. Most Linux distribution has pre-installed curl

Install Alta

Download binary file and set execute permission. On the server you may use next command:

curl -Lo /usr/bin/alta
chmod +x /usr/bin/alta

Installation completed, now you may check version number:

alta version

Start service

Initialization wizard prepares new service on your system. Each service has owns configuration file, management port, and unique name. Launch initialization wizard with next command:

sudo alta init
  • Service name - name of the service in the system;
  • Config path - full path to the configuration file. Wizard makes parent directories as needed;
  • Admin login - login for first administrator, after configuration you can create additional users in the web interface;
  • Admin password - password for administrator. If you specify own password then on the next step wizard asks for password confirmation. Please note that password is not showing in the console on typing;
  • Management Port - port for API and web interface. Could be defined with local interface address as well, for example;
  • Add service to systemd - service will be registered in the Systemd - a service manager for the Linux based systems. This option useful to control service status, check service logs, and launch service on system startup;
  • Launch service on system startup - this option available only with Systemd. Service will be launched automatically on system startup;
  • Start service - start service immediately after wizard.

On your server you may launch as many services as you want. Just use unique service name and management port. Read more: How To Use Systemctl to Manage Alta Services

Login to Web Interface

Your service is ready to use. Now you may connect to the Cesbo Alta Web Interface using a web browser - Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. In example above we keep default port 8100 so interface address will be http://server-address:8100 where server-address is a server IP or hostname. To log in to the web interface, use the default login admin and password which has been defined in wizard.

Read next article about Alta Web Interface