5.1.2. Why run Galaxy on your computer?#
Running Galaxy on your computer i.e., a local instance, has some advantages:
- Data storage is local
— on your computer, whereas, if you use a public instance, it will be stored on a server, possibly unencrypted .
- Access more tools
— that are not installed on public servers by installing them on your local instance.
- CPU and storage limits
— are dependent on your computer, whereas on public servers, there are limits on CPU and storage usage per user .