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How to Install Rocket.Chat – Make your own Chatting Website

If you want to create your community like Slack for team management or gaming purpose, it’s not free, and at some point, they ask you to pay to unlock your previous messages. So why not install, which is open source, and you have complete control over it?

What is Rocket.Chat?

Rocket.Chat is a Chat Application, Developed in JavaScript and Based on Meteor Framework.

Meet the Team of Rocket.Chat

  • Gabriel Engel
  • Diego Sampaio
  • Marcelo Schmidt
  • Rodrigo Nascimento
  • rcaferati
  • SingLi
  • Aaron Ogle

Why do we Use Rocket.Chat?

It’s a Great Question! Why would you like to use Rocket.Chat there is Already Social Media like Facebook, Twitter Which makes the World more open and Easy to communicate.

But when it comes to privacy, you should use Rocket.Chat for your Company and Private Communication. It’s a Great Communication Tool you can use now in the market.

What Features in Rocket.Chat?

It comes with Great Features.

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages
  • Private Groups
  • Public Channels
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Mentions
  • Avatars
  • Markdown
  • Emojis
  • Transcripts / History
  • I18n — Internationalization

While the roadmap for v 1.0 will offer:

  • Image embeds
  • File uploads
  • Full text search
  • REST-like APIs
  • Hubot Friendly
  • Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging
  • LDAP / Kerberos Authentication
  • XMPP Multi-user chat (MUC)
  • WebRTC signalling
  • Native Mobile App
  • Native Desktop App

If you want to try a Demo Click here.

How to Install it on your Server?

sudo apt-get install git

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

sudo apt-get install mongodb

Rocket.Chat is based on Meteor.

Installing it is easy, download and pipe it into sh:

curl | sh


git clone

After changing the directory we can start Rocket.Chat:

cd Rocket.Chat sudo meteor

The application will be available on http://localhost:3000 or


Thank you for Reading! Credits to Rocket.Chat Team.

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