Install Indexing Service Locally
# Install Indexing Service Locally
If you are a beginner, installing the Indexing service locally via Docker is preferred.
Docker is used to make the installation process as simple as possible as it maintains consistency and integrity.
The process includes obtaining the docker-compose.yml file and then starting the container. This can be done in 2 ways:
- On your own computer or “localhost”
- On a cloud provider such as AWS
Now, let's explore how to run the Indexing Service Locally step-by-step.
# Initial Preparation
- Docker (opens new window) - It contains all the required images to run the entire Web3 application.
# Step 1 - Clone the Indexing Service Repo
- Clone the indexing services repository to your local machine. This repository contains a
docker-compose.ymlfile, which consists of all the images to build and start the various applications.
mkdir testnet cd testnet curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/subquery/indexer-services/main/docker-compose.yml -o docker-compose.yml
DO NOT skip checking the Indexer Version after you finish the installation process.
- Visit this section and complete the process.
Please change the default PostgreSQL password in the
POSTGRES_PASSWORD field and in the coordinator-service's
postgres-password field. Replace it with your own one.
# Step 2 - Start the Indexing Service
Run the following command to start the Indexing service:
docker-compose up -d
Please check that the Docker is already running. The images will be pulled from Docker and then it will start the following services:
# Step 3 - Open the Indexer Admin Page
http://localhost:8000/ in your browser and you will get to see:
# Next Steps
You have successfully installed the Indexing service locally. The next step is to connect your application with MetaMask.
Head to How to Connect to MetaMask guide.
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