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How to Use the Rocket.Chat VPS Template

Getting started with the Rocket.Chat VPT template at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

Rocket.Chat is a leading open-source communication hub that offers chat, video conferencing, file sharing, and integration with various services. With Hostinger's Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Rocket.Chat VPS template, getting started with your own chat server is made easier, as Rocket.Chat comes pre-installed on Docker.

This guide will walk you through the basics of accessing and configuring your Rocket.Chat instance.

Accessing Rocket.Chat

In your web browser, navigate to https://[your-vps-hostname] replacing [your-vps-hostname] with the actual hostname address of your VPS. You should reach the Rocket.Chat setup wizard:

Creating the Rocket.Chat workspace

Configuring Rocket.Chat

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your Rocket.Chat instance, including creating an admin account:

Configuring Rocket.Chat

After the setup, customize your Rocket.Chat settings via the admin panel to fit your organization's needs. This includes setting up user roles, permissions, and integration with external services.

Managing Rocket.Chat Docker Container

To manage your Rocket.Chat Docker container you need to log in to your VPS through SSH. In the terminal, you will be able to list all running containers with a command:

docker ps -a

To take your Rocket.Chat database backup to db.dump file run this command:

docker exec <container_name> sh -c 'mongodump --archive' > db.dump

If you want Rocket.Chat to run on your domain, point it to your VPS IP address, change the server hostname, and reinstall the server 💡

The Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Rocket.Chat VPS template from Hostinger provides an excellent starting point for setting up a private communication hub for your team or organization. By following this guide, you can get your Rocket.Chat instance up and running quickly, and begin customizing it to meet your specific needs.

For more detailed information, consult the Rocket.Chat Documentation and the Docker Documentation.

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