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Setting Up Bitwarden on ServerStadium


Bitwarden is a highly regarded open-source password management solution, known for its robust security features and ease of use. By setting up Bitwarden on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers), you can create a private and secure environment for managing passwords, essential for both personal and business use.

Setting Up Bitwarden on ServerStadium


Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Opt for a ServerStadium server that fits the requirements for running Bitwarden, which is lightweight but should have enough storage for your data.
  2. Server Setup:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Docker and Docker Compose

Bitwarden runs in Docker containers, making it platform-independent and easy to update:

  1. Install Docker:

    sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common
    curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add –
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install docker-ce

  2. Install Docker Compose:

    sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Step 3: Install and Configure Bitwarden

  1. Install Bitwarden:

    Bitwarden provides a script to simplify installation:

    curl -Lso
    chmod +x
    ./ install

    Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

  2. Start Bitwarden:

    ./ start

Step 4: Accessing Bitwarden

  1. Access Bitwarden Web Vault:

    Navigate to http://your_server_ip to access your Bitwarden instance.

  2. Register Account:

    Create an account to begin using Bitwarden for password management.

Step 5: Configure and Use Bitwarden

  1. Configure Bitwarden:

    Set up organizations, collections, and user groups as needed for managing access and sharing.

  2. Install Bitwarden Clients:

    Install Bitwarden clients on your devices (available for various platforms) to sync and manage passwords across devices.


Your self-hosted Bitwarden instance is now operational on a ServerStadium server, providing a secure and private solution for password management. For additional resources or support, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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