Get your first site up and running with this beginner-friendly guide
fissioninstalled, we are ready to set it up on your local machine. If this is your first time using
fission, you will be prompted for a username and an email to confirm your new account.
$ fission setup
🌱 Setting up environment
🪐 Downloading managed IPFS for Linux
🎛️ Configuring managed IPFS
generating ED25519 keypair...done
peer identity: 12D3KooWHZ3C1tDmzUhgi3A6LYmgBxvv1E1obtG7S2ZkYM1MN83
initializing IPFS node at /home/yourname/.config/fission/ipfs
🔑 Creating keys
🏠 Do you have an existing account? [Y/n] n
Email: [email protected]
✅ Registration successful! Head over to your email to confirm your account.
🎛️ Initializing user config file
✅ Done! Welcome to Fission, YOURNAME ✨.
A private key has been generated for your machine and saved in the
~/.config/fission/key/directory. This key secures your communication with Fission services and works like using an SSH key to connect to GitHub.
If you already have an account created in a web browser, you can link it on your local machine. See the Fission CLI linking guide to link your account.
Let's publish a simple webpage with Fission! We will write a simple webpage, register it as a Fission app, and publish it to the web.
Create a project directory and an
Add some content to
<p>This is a Fission powered page.</p>
<p>Assisted by <a href="https://fission.codes">Fission</a>.</p>
fission app registercommand to initialize the webpage as a Fission app. You will be prompted for a build directory.
$ fission app register
👷 Build directory (.):
Press enter to set
hello-universeas your build directory, and
fissionwill initialize your app.
✅ App initialized as big-narrow-fuchsia-elf.fission.app
⏯️ Next run fission app publish or fission app publish --watch to sync data
💁 It may take DNS time to propagate this initial setup globally.
In this case, you can always view your app at
Fission will create a
fission.yamlfile with your app configuration.
urlis where your webpage will be on the web after it has been published,
buildtells the fission which directory to publish, and
ignoreis a list of files and directories to ignore. See the Fission YAML guide for more details.
fission app publishto publish the webpage.
$ fission app publish
🕚🛫 App publish local preflight
✈️ Pushing to remote
🚀 Now live on the network
📝 DNS updated! Check out your site at:
Copy the URL from the last line and paste it into your web browser to view the webpage live on the web. Nice and simple!
It may take a few minutes for DNS to propagate. If you don't see the webpage live at the URL, come back and try again in a bit. You can also take the URL from the CLI output and view the webpage at