Install Jitsi on your VPS
Jitsi is an open-source video conferencing software that allows for video calls, screen sharing, and many other features. Here's a basic guide to installing Jitsi Meet on a VPS (we'll use Ubuntu for this example):
Make sure you have a server (e.g., VPS) running Ubuntu. Ensure your server has a public IP address.
Before you start, always good to make sure your server's package list and software is up to date:
For Jitsi to work properly with SSL (which you want for security), you'll need a domain name. Make sure to point your domain to your server's IP address using DNS settings.
a. First, add the Jitsi repository to your sources list:
b. Next, download the signing key for the repository:
c. Now, update your package list:
d. Finally, install Jitsi Meet:
During the installation, you'll be prompted to enter the hostname (your domain). Enter the domain you prepared. After this, you'll be asked to generate a new SSL certificate or use your own. For simplicity, select 'Generate a new self-signed certificate.'
a. Install certbot (this is for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates):
b. Now, fetch and install the certificate:
Follow the prompt. This script will handle the certificate retrieval and configuration for you.
Now, in any web browser, go to https://yourdomain.com (replace "yourdomain.com" with your actual domain). You should see the Jitsi Meet interface where you can start or join a meeting.
That's it! You now have a basic Jitsi Meet server set up. There are many more advanced settings and configurations you can dive into if needed, but this will get you started with a basic installation.