Most Manager users will use either the single-user desktop edition or the multi-user cloud edition. However, users with necessary skills and access to required hardware and software resources can self-host a Manager installation.
Whenever users question whether the server or cloud edition is more suitable for their circumstances, our default recommendation is to use the cloud edition. Users with necessary skills and resources to successfully install, operate, and maintain a self-hosted installation will usually not have such questions. They will already be aware of what is involved and understand the tradeoffs.
Pricing information for the server edition is found here. Server edition licenses can be purchased in most currencies. The server license entitles you to perpetual use of the server edition version you purchase. Version updates are also free for the first year, after which a license renewal entitles you to updates for another year.
Instructions for setting up self-hosting vary by operating system. Specific instructions can be found at this web page: https://www.manager.io/self-hosting. On that page, choose the link for your operating system.
When the time comes to update self-hosted installations, download the latest version from the same web page as the installation instructions for your operating system. Updating is exactly like initial installation.