Instructions to install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18 - HOSTVN Blog




Jitsi Meet installation on Ubuntu 18 - Jitsi Meet is a free and open source video conferencing solution with outstanding sound quality, encryption to ensure privacy and cross-platform availability. With the help of Jitsi Meet, you can easily set up your own video conferencing service.


In this article, HOSTVN will guide you to install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.



Instructions to install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18


1. Step 1: Create a swap


If your VPS has only 2GB of RAM, you should set up an additional 2GB (2048M) Swap to improve system performance. To create Swap you run the following commands:





To test Swap you can use the following command






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2. Step 2: Set the hostname


You need to set up hostname and FQDN for VPS to be able to use SSL. To establish Hostname Use the commands below






  • Instead meet.example.com by your domain name

Confirm the results:






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3. Step 3: Set up Firewall


Next you need to configure the Firewall on the VPS by running the following commands





When asked Command may disrupt existing ssh connections. Proceed with operation (y | n)? Please enter y and press Enter


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4. Step 4: Update the system


For security purposes you should update your system:






5. Step 5: Install OpenJDK Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8


Jitsi Meet requires Java Runtime Environment. To install OpenJDK JRE 8, run the following commands:





After installation you can run the following command to check





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6. Step 6: Install Nginx


To better serve Jitsi Meet, you need to install Nginx server:






  • Note: If Nginx or Apache does not work, the Jitsi Meet installer will automatically install Jetty with the Jitsi Meet program.

7. Step 7: Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18


On Ubuntu, you can easily install Jitsi Meet using Jitsi deb repo. First set up the Jitsi repository:





Then run the following command to install Jitsi Meet:





During the installation process, when you are required to provide hostname, please enter meet.example.com that you set up earlier and press the key Tab to switch to OK, got it then press Enter


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When you are asked for an SSL certificate, select the option Generate a new self-signed certificate (You will later get a chance to obtain a Let’s Encrypt certificate) and press the key Tab to switch to OK, got it then press Enter


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8. Step 8: Install SSL Let’s Encrypt


To install SSL Let’s Encrypt you run the following command





During the process, enter your email at the prompt and then press ENTER. This script will automatically handle all operations related to SSL Let's’s Encrypt certificates.


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  • Note: To install SSL Let’s Encrypt, you need to point the domain name to VPS

9. Step 9: Check


After finishing the installation you can access meet.example.com To test.


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10. Reference link


11. Conclusion


Through this article HOSTVN showed you how Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18. If you have any comments you can leave a comment below. Also you can see other articles about VPS here.



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