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Shuttle is a serverless platform for Rust which makes it really easy to deploy your web-apps.

Shuttle is built for productivity, reliability and performance:

  • Zero-Configuration support for Rust using annotations
  • Automatic resource provisioning (databases, caches, subdomains, etc.) via Infrastructure-From-Code
  • First-class support for popular Rust frameworks (Rocket, Axum, Tide and Tower)
  • Scalable hosting (with optional self-hosting)

Getting Started

First download the Shuttle cargo extension and login:

$ cargo install cargo-shuttle
$ cargo shuttle login
$ cargo init --lib hello-world

Update your Cargo.toml:

name = "hello-world"
version = "0.1.0"
edition = "2021"


rocket = "0.5.0-rc.1"
shuttle-service = { version = "0.3.3", features = ["web-rocket"] }

Create your first shuttle app in

extern crate rocket;

use rocket::{Build, Rocket};

fn index() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, world!"

async fn rocket() -> Result<Rocket<Build>,shuttle_service::Error> {
    let rocket = rocket::build().mount("/hello", routes![index]);



$ cargo shuttle deploy
   Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 1m 01s

        Project:            hello-world
        Deployment Id:      3d08ac34-ad63-41c1-836b-99afdc90af9f
        Deployment Status:  DEPLOYED
        Created At:         2022-04-01 08:32:34.412602556 UTC
        Database URI:       postgres://***:***

For the full documentation, visit

Working on shuttle

If you want to setup a local environment to test code changes to core shuttle packages, follow these steps.

Build the required images with

$ docker buildx bake -f docker-bake.hcl provisioner backend

The images get build with cargo-chef and therefore support incremental builds (most of the time). So they will be much faster to re-build after an incremental change in your code - should you wish to deploy it locally straightaway.

Create a docker persistent volume with

$ docker volume create shuttle-backend-vol

Finally, you can start a local deployment of the backend with

$ docker compose -f up -d

The API is now accessible on localhost:8000 (for app proxies) and localhost:8001 (for the control plane). When running cargo run --bin cargo-shuttle (in a debug build), the CLI will point itself to localhost for its API calls. The deployment parameters can be tweaked by changing values in the .env file.

In order to test local changes to the shuttle-service crate, you may want to add the following to a .cargo/config.toml file:

shuttle-service = { path = "[base]/shuttle/service" }

See Overriding Dependencies for more.


For a comprehensive view of the shuttle roadmap check out this project board.

If you have any requests or suggestions feel free to open an issue.

Community & Support

  • Community Forum. Best for: help with building, discussion about best practices.
  • GitHub Issues. Best for: bugs and errors you encounter using Shuttle.
  • Discord. Best for: sharing your applications and hanging out with the community.
  • Twitter. Best for: keeping up with announcements and releases


  • [x] Alpha: We are testing Shuttle, API and deployments may be unstable
  • [x] Public Alpha: Anyone can sign up, but go easy on us, there are a few kinks
  • [ ] Public Beta: Stable enough for most non-enterprise use-cases
  • [ ] Public: Production-ready!

We are currently in Public Alpha. Watch "releases" of this repo to get notified of major updates!

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