Install and Update

Manage your Cytomine instance

In this section, we will see how to install, backup, update and restore your Cytomine instance.

Cytomine is an open-source RESTful web platform composed of multiple services that can be hosted by different machine to increase performance and stability (horizontal scaling).

The main components are on the following architecture graph where the black lines are HTTP requests and blue line are requests through a socket :


To ease the installation of a Cytomine instance, see the Installation Guide with Docker.

As a RESTful application, it is possible to interact with a Cytomine instance without using a graphical interface. Some external clients in different languages(Python, Javascript, Java, ...) are available.