Uberspace 7 manual


Uberspace is a hosting platform targeted at people who want to look behind the scenes, do things we didn’t anticipate and generally prefer working with a text-based console. Our objective is to not only host the content you’d like to see on the web, but also to introduce you to Linux and basic shell usage.


If you’re looking for guides and how to install certain tools like WordPress check out the ⚛️ Uberlab!


Latest Version: 7.15.1 (2023-04-05)

Since yesterday a little relase slipped through our fingers onto the servers, beside the final removement of PHP7.4 there are some minor additions to your Asteroids.

Because our main focus now lies on the development of the next Uberspace generation, our release cycle in U7 could evolve to a more frequent but smaller feature set. We’ll see how it all comes together in the coming period.

PHP 7.4 removal

We have now removed the outdated PHP 7.4 version from our servers. All users who reverted to version 8.0 after the deprecation period have now been permanently migrated.

MariaDB updates

The MariaDB updates we implemented within the last weeks on all hosts are finished now and all instances were updated to version 10.6.


  • mytop came with the newer MariaDB versions and is available now as an alternative to mtop

  • the nice editor ne is now available

  • kitty terminals should now work since we added the necessary terminfo mail-filters

  • we changed the backup time for mysql databases from 02:00 to 01:59. You may now fiddle out why this is a much better idea and why we had a lot of alarms for missing backups on a sunday a week and a half before ;-)

For more information see the full changelog.


Sometimes the version shown on your host may be higher than the newest version here. In this case we might have applied additional fixes shortly after a release or did internal changes without user impact. We deem updates like these hotfixes and they are not necessarily included in this changelog.