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Version: 2.39.0

Deploying ToolJet on DigitalOcean

Now you can quickly deploy ToolJet using the Deploy to DigitalOcean button.

If you have any questions feel free to join our Slack Community or send us an email at [email protected].

Redis setup


ToolJet requires configuring Redis which is used for enabling multiplayer editing and for background jobs.

Follow the steps below to configure Redis database:

  1. Navigate to Database and create a database cluster.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean
  1. Select Redis from the database engine and add a unique name to the cluster and click on Create Database cluster.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean
  1. Once the set-up is complete, add the Redis connection string in the environmental variable of tooliet-app.


Follow the steps below to deploy ToolJet on DigitalOcean:

  1. Click on the button below to start one click deployment

Deploy to DigitalOcean

  1. A new tab will open up, sign-in to your DigitalOCean account. Once signed-in, the Create App page will open up and Resources will be already selected. Click on Next button.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - Resources
  1. Now, on Environment Variables page you can add new variables or edit the existing ones. Check the environment variables here.

Also, please add the redis url in the environment variable REDIS_URL= #connection string

ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - Environment Variables
  1. On the next page, you can change the App name, Project, and the Region.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - Launch
  1. On the last page, you'll be asked to Review all the app details such that we entered before such as Resources, Environment Variables, Region, and there will also be Billing section at the end. Review all the details and click the Create Resource button.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - Launch
  1. Once you click the Create Resource button, the build will begin. Once the build is complete, you'll see the resource and a URL next to it. Click on the URL to open the deployed ToolJet.

ToolJet server and client can be deployed as standalone applications. If you do not want to deploy the client on DigitalOcean, modify package.json accordingly. We have a guide on deploying ToolJet client using services such as Firebase.

Deploying Tooljet Database

If you intend to use this feature, you'd have to set up and deploy PostgREST server which helps querying ToolJet Database. You can learn more about this feature here.

Follow the steps below to deploy ToolJet Database on DigitalOcean:

  1. If you are using dev database within ToolJet deployment, upgrade it to managed database. You could also add a separate database, if you intent use a different database, please refer the environment variables for additional env variables.

  2. Create a new app for PostgREST server. You can opt for docker hub to deploy PostgREST image of version 10.1.x.

ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - PostgREST resource
  1. Update the environment variables for PostgREST and expose the HTTP port 3000.
ToolJet - Deploy on DigitalOcean - PostgREST environment variables
  1. Add your newly created PostgREST app to the trusted sources of your managed or separate database.

  2. Update your existing ToolJet application deployment with environment variables required for PostgREST.

Upgrading to the Latest Version

The latest version includes architectural changes and, hence, comes with new migrations.

If this is a new installation of the application, you may start directly with the latest version. This guide is not required for new installations.

Prerequisites for Upgrading to the Latest Version:

  • It is crucial to perform a comprehensive backup of your database before starting the upgrade process to prevent data loss.

  • Ensure that your current version is v2.23.0-ee2.10.2 before upgrading.

  • Users on versions earlier than v2.23.0-ee2.10.2 must first upgrade to this version before proceeding to the latest version.

For specific issues or questions, refer to our Slack.