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You can install Kong on most Linux distributions and OS X. We even provide the source so you can compile it yourself.

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5-minute Quickstart

Learn how to start Kong, add your API, enable plugins, and add consumers in under thirty seconds.

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Configuration file

Want to further optimize your Kong cluster, database, or configure NGINX? Dive into the configuration.

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Proxy reference

Learn every way to configure Kong to proxy your APIs and discover tips for your production setup.

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Admin API reference

Ready to learn the underlying interface? Browse the Admin API reference to learn how to start making requests.

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CLI reference

Want a better understanding of the CLI tool and its options? Browse the detailed command reference.

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