# Deployment

Private instances of cBioPortal are maintained by institutions and companies around the world.

An instance can be deployed using Docker (recommended) or by building and deploying from source. The source code of cBioPortal is available on GitHub under the terms of Affero GPL V3.

This section contains instructions for both of these paths.

Please note that installing a local version requires system administration skills; for example, installing and configuring Tomcat and MySQL. With limited resources, we cannot provide technical support on system administration.