# prefect-community

Mohit Kumar Agarwal

03/30/2020, 11:39 AM
Hi Prefect Team, I am new to Prefect. I am facing a very basic issue where in i am unable to start the prefect core server on my local machine. I am able to create/run basic prefect flow in a python IDE. But unable to start prefect core server and Web UI on local machine. is there any prerequisites i need to install to run prefect core server? i dont have docker installed on my machine.
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03/30/2020, 12:11 PM
Hi @Mohit Kumar Agarwal you need to have docker installed on your machine in order to start the core server through the "prefect server start" command