Follow the instructions given below to get started with DevKinsta.

Download DevKinsta

First, download DevKinsta from the download page.

You’ll need to enter your name and email address to begin the download.

Depending on your operating system, follow the instructions outlined below.

DevKinsta Requirements and Installation

Windows

Minimum Preferred Note
Disk space 5GB 10GB
Memory 2GB 4GB
Docker Desktop v2.0.0 >=v2.5.0 (Installed by DevKinsta)

Windows 10 64-bit: Pro, Enterprise, or Education (Build 16299 or later)

  • Hyper-V and Containers Windows features must be enabled.
  • The following hardware prerequisites are required to run Client Hyper-V on Windows 10 successfully:
    • 64-bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    • 4GB system RAM
    • BIOS-level hardware virtualization support must be enabled in the BIOS settings.

Windows 10 Home (version 1903 or higher)

  • Enable the WSL 2 feature on Windows. For detailed instructions, refer to the Microsoft documentation.
  • The following hardware prerequisites are required to run WSL 2 on Windows 10 Home successfully:
    • 64-bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    • 4GB system RAM
    • BIOS-level hardware virtualization support must be enabled in the BIOS settings.

Installing on Windows

  1. Double-click on the downloaded installer to launch the installer, which will guide you through the setup process.
  2. When you launch the app for the first time, it will need 5-10 minutes (depending on your connection speed) to download dependencies and other items it requires to function. This only needs to be done once though, any time you re-launch DevKinsta, it’ll take you straight to your site list.
  3. Choose “Yes” when Windows requests for “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.”
  4. Once installation is complete, feel free to delete the installer .exe file.
At the first launch, you may allow DevKinsta to do changes on your hard drive. You can avoid this by running DevKinsta in Administrator mode.

Mac

Minimum Preferred Note
Disk space 5GB 10GB
Memory 2GB 4GB
Docker Desktop v2.0.0 >=v2.5.0 (Installed by DevKinsta)
  • Mac hardware must be a 2010 or a newer model, with Intel’s hardware support for memory management unit (MMU) virtualization, including Extended Page Tables (EPT) and Unrestricted Mode. You can check to see if your machine has this support by running the following command in a terminal:
    sysctl kern.hv_support
    If your Mac supports the Hypervisor framework, the command prints kern.hv_support: 1
  • macOS must be version 10.14 or newer. We recommend using to the latest version of macOS.
For detailed instructions, refer to the Docker Desktop documentation

Installing on macOS

  1. Double-click on the downloaded DMG file. This will create an icon for the installer application and will open it right away.
  2. Drag the DevKinsta application in the opened window into the Applications folder.
  3. You can now launch DevKinsta from your applications. You can also hit Command + Space to open Spotlight search and start typing “DevKinsta,” and hit enter once it pops up.
  4. When you launch the app for the first time, it will need 5-10 minutes (depending on your connection speed) to download dependencies and other required items. This only needs to be done once though; any time you re-launch DevKinsta, it’ll take you straight to your site list.
  5. Enter your password when asked.
  6. Once done, close the window and delete the DMG file and the installer created.

Linux

Minimum Preferred Note
Disk space 5GB 10GB
Memory 2GB 4GB
Docker Desktop v2.0.0 >=v2.5.0 (Installed by DevKinsta)

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (or later)

  • Officially, DevKinsta is only supported for Ubuntu.
  • You’re free to try it on any other Debian-based distro, but they’re not supported officially as of yet.

Installing on Linux

  1. Double-click on the downloaded DevKinsta installer file. This will open the installer right away.
  2. Proceed with the installation by following the instructions.
  3. When you launch the app for the first time, it’ll take 5-10 minutes (depending on your connection speed) to download dependencies and other required items. This only happens the first time you launch DevKinsta. Subsequent launches will take you straight to your site list.
  4. Enter your password when asked.
  5. Once done, close the window and delete any installation files created.