Download Sources#

Xinference supports downloading various models from different sources.


Xinference directly downloads the required models from the official Hugging Face model repository by default.


If you have trouble connecting to Huggingface, you can use a mirror website to download with setting the environment variable HF_ENDPOINT=


When Xinference detects that the system’s language is set to Simplified Chinese, it will automatically set the model download source to ModelScope.

You can also achieve this by manually setting an environment variable XINFERENCE_MODEL_SRC=modelscope.

Please check the detail page of a model to confirm whether the model supports downloading from ModelScope. If a model spec supports downloading from ModelScope, the “Model Hubs” section in the spec information will include “ModelScope”.