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 Ghost and WordPress check out the ⚛️ Uberlab!


Latest Version: 7.12.2 (2022-05-23)

🌱 Spring cleaning: this release we were mostly busy updating and polishing internals, e.g. our CI pipeline and container images. We also took first steps towards a new metric and alerting system. Nonetheless we also have a couple of user facing features for you.


  • Python 3.10 and a preview for 3.11.

  • New tools: ranger, oauth2-proxy, mtail and chromium-headless.

  • Even more metrics to play with in the future.


  • Sieve vacation autoreplies should now work. You can see our mail filter documentation for an updated example.

  • When you authenticate with SMTP, we implement penalties for failed attemps (further ones are delayed). Because our authentication backend used the proxy’s IP (which is the same for all users), not the one for your connection, you could be affected by penalties caused by other user’s failed login attemps. This is now fixed.

  • You can now use the ErrorDocument directive in .htaccess files.

  • Dovecot can now correctly handle mailboxes containing colons (:), i.e. automatically clean their spam folder.

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.