InspIRCd v2 is coming to the end of its lifetime!

Fixes for security vulnerabilities will be provided until 2021-01-01 but after this date v2 will no longer be maintained.

InspIRCd v3 contains many new features including full support for all currently ratified IRCv3 extensions and WebSocket connections.

InspIRCd v3 installation instructions are available here and a list of breaking changes is available here.

Installing InspIRCd 2

There are many different methods for installing InspIRCd. You should pick the method which fits your needs best.


An official InspIRCd Docker image is available on Docker Hub.


The InspIRCd team provide prebuilt packages for some common platforms. If you are using one of these platforms and do not want to install any third party modules it is recommended that you use one of these.

Some distributions may ship their own InspIRCd packages. Using these is not recommended as they are frequently out of date and do not contain the latest security fixes applied upstream.


On all other platforms the recommended installation method is to build from source. You can choose between building the the most recent release or, if you enjoy living on the edge, the latest code committed to Git.