The Community Solid Server is open software that provides you with a Solid Pod and identity. This Pod acts as your own personal storage space so you can share data with people and Solid applications.
As an open and modular implementation of the Solid specifications, the Community Solid Server is a great companion:
🧑🏽 for people who want to try out having their own Pod
👨🏿💻 for developers who want to quickly create and test Solid apps
👩🏻🔬 for researchers who want to design new features for Solid
And, of course, for many others who like to experience Solid.
Use Node.js 18.0 or up and execute:
Now visit your brand new server at http://localhost:3000/!
To persist your pod's contents between restarts, use:
npx @solid/community-server -c @css:config/file.json -f data/
Find more ways to run the server in the documentation.
Substantial changes to server behavior can be achieved via JSON configuration files. The Community Solid Server uses Components.js to specify how modules and components need to be wired together at runtime.
Recipes for configuring the server can be found at CommunitySolidServer/recipes.
The server allows writing and plugging in custom modules without altering its base source code.
Learn more about Solid at solidproject.org.