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By default, Fosscord uses Sqlite as its database. But doing this in a production environment is highly discouraged for performance reasons.

You can change the database Fosscord uses by editing the DATABASE environment variable. This is further explained here

Connection URL

The connection URL you need to specify looks like this:


Replace the variables marked with [] with the following:

Name Description
[type] The type of database to use, either mariadb or postgres
[username] The name of a user with access to the database
[password] The password for the user
[address] The network address the database is located at, most likely localhost
[dbname] The name of the database to use