Horizon is the client facing API server for the Stellar ecosystem. It acts as the interface between stellar-core and applications that want to access the Stellar network. It allows you to submit transactions to the network, check the status of accounts, subscribe to event streams, etc. See an overview of the Stellar ecosystem for more details.
Downloading the server
See the old releases page for prior releases
|Platform||Binary file name|
|Mac OSX 64 bit||horizon-darwin-amd64|
|Linux 64 bit||horizon-linux-amd64|
|Windows 64 bit||horizon-windows-amd64.exe|
Alternatively, you can build the binary yourself.
Horizon requires go 1.9 or higher to build. See (https://golang.org/doc/install) for installation instructions.
mercurial is used during glide build.
glide is used for building horizon.
Given you have a running golang installation, you can install this with:
curl https://glide.sh/get | sh
Next, you must download the source for packages that horizon depends upon. From within the project directory, run:
Then, simply run
go install github.com/stellar/go/services/horizon. After successful
completion, you should find
horizon is present in your
More detailed intructions and admin guide.
Please see the CONTRIBUTING.md for details on how to contribute to this project.