# Running as a service
Every operating system has different ways of running services. Immudb provides a facility called
immudb service to hide this complexity.
To install the service run:
immudb service install
This will for example, on Linux, install
/etc/systemd/system/immudb.service and create the appropriate user to run the service. On other operating systems, the native method would be used.
immudb service command also allows to control the lifecycle of the service:
immudb service start immudb service stop immudb service status
immudb service status is equivalent to
systemctl status immudb.service, and is what it does under the hoods.