You can install Kong on most Linux distributions and macOS. We even provide the source so you can compile yourself.
Install Kong →
Learn how to start Kong, add a Service, enable plugins, and add consumers in under thirty seconds.
Start using Kong →
Learn how to leverage the declarative configuration format for using Kong without a database, using in-memory storage only.
Read the tutorial →
Want to further optimize your Kong cluster, database, or configure NGINX? Dive into the configuration.
Start configuring Kong →
Want a better understanding of the CLI tool and its options? Browse the detailed command reference.
Use the CLI →
Ready to learn the underlying interface? Browse the Admin API reference to learn how to start making requests.
Explore the interface →
If you are starting more than one node, you must use clustering to make sure all the nodes belong to the same Kong cluster.
Read the clustering reference →