This section targets an installation without Docker.

The portable and standalone release builds are available on the releases page on GitHub. The nightly build is updated nightly if the main branch has new commits.

First, download the version of the software you wish to install compatible with your system, and extract the zip file. Please consult the supported platforms table if you are unsure which file to download.

Then, start the server by opening a command prompt in the folder, and run the following command. The application will perform a one-time setup if not already done.

./recipya-{os}-{architecture} serve

You can now access the website at the address specified.


Let’s say you have a Windows 11 computer, and you want to install Recipya v1.0.0 on it.


You would first access the releases page.


Identify version v1.0.0 and download under the Assets section.


Extract the zip file on your computer.


Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder you previously extracted.

cd C:\path\to\recipya

Then, run Recipya once your command prompt is in its folder.

.\recipya serve


Open your browser to the address specified in the text of the command prompt.

If you see the following output:

OK FDC database
OK Configuration file
Recipya is properly set up
File locations:
        - Backups: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Recipya\Backup
        - Database: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Recipya\Database
        - Images: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Recipya\Images
        - Logs: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Recipya\Logs
2024/05/23 07:46:46 goose: no migrations to run. current version: 20240522133726

Then you would access