Read the Docs

Create, host, and browse documentation.

Technical documentation lives here

Read the Docs simplifies software documentation by automating building, versioning, and hosting of your docs for you.

Free docs hosting for open source

We will host your documentation for free, forever. There are no tricks. We help over 100,000 open source projects share their docs, including a custom domain and theme.

Always up to date

Whenever you push code to your favorite version control service, whether that is GitHub, BitBucket, or GitLab, we will automatically build your docs so your code and documentation are never out of sync.

Downloadable formats

We build and host your docs for the web, but they are also viewable as PDFs, as single page HTML, and for eReaders. No additional configuration is required.

Multiple versions

We can host and build multiple versions of your docs so having a 1.0 version of your docs and a 2.0 version of your docs is as easy as having a separate branch or tag in your version control system.

Getting started guide

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About Read the Docs

Read the Docs has grown substantially since its beginning as a weekend project and is closing in on being a top-1000 site on the internet. Today, we:

Read the Docs is funded by the community

We fund our operations through advertising, corporate-hosted documentation with Read the Docs for Business, donations, and we are supported by a number of generous sponsors.

Read the Docs is open source and community supported. It depends on users like you to contribute to development, support, and operations. You can learn more about how to contribute in our docs. Thanks so much to our wonderful team who helps us run the site. Read the Docs wouldn't be possible without them.

Hosting for the project is graciously provided by AWS and Cloudflare.