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Installing Serverpod

Serverpod is an open-source, scalable app server written in Dart for the Flutter community. Serverpod automatically generates your model and client-side code by analyzing your server. Calling a remote endpoint is as easy as making a local method call.

Command line tools

Serverpod is tested on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Before you can install Serverpod, you need to have the following tools installed:

Once you have Flutter and Docker installed and configured, open up a terminal and install Serverpod by running:

$ dart pub global activate serverpod_cli

Now test the installation by running:

$ serverpod

If everything is correctly configured, the help for the serverpod command is now displayed.

Serverpod Insights

Serverpod Insights is a companion app bundled with Serverpod. It allows you to access your server's logs and health metrics. Insights is available for Mac and Windows, but we will be adding support for Linux in the future.

Serverpod Insights


Download the latest version here: Serverpod Insights. It is compatible with Serverpod version 1.2.x. Always use the same version of Serverpod Insights as for the framework itself.

VS Code Extension

The Serverpod VS Code extension makes it easy to work with your Serverpod projects. It provides real-time diagnostics and syntax highlighting for model files in your project.

Serverpod extension

Install the extension from the VS Code Marketplace: Serverpod extension


The extension requires Serverpod 1.2 or later.