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Using docker you can install plugNmeet into any platform. We've created an easy to install script which can be used to install all the necessary components in few minutes. The source code can be found in the plugNmeet-install repository.

You can also look into the plugNmeet cloud solution. plugNmeet Cloud is a ready to use hosting solution. You won't have to worry about server setup or maintenance. We offer a scalable cloud-based solution with a 99.99% SLA. You can start with free package & can upgrade when necessary.

In this article, we'll go over how simple it is to set up your own plugNmeet web conferencing system using the plugNmeet installation script and immediately begin video conferencing.


  • You'll need a clean Ubuntu or Debian server with a public IP address. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS recommended. If your infrastructure is protected by a firewall, please first configure ports & firewall before proceeding.

  • Ubuntu/Debian server does not come pre-installed with apache or nginx, or else the installation will fail.

  • Hardware recommendation for server: It's really difficult to provide an estimate. It will depend on how you intend to use it. If you only intend to use plugNmeet with a few users, a smaller server will suffice. Still adhering to the minimum server requirements for production environment:

    • CPU: At least 4 cores. 8 cores or more, if installed with recorder. Dedicated CPU is recommended.
    • RAM: At least 4GB; 8GB or more, if installed with recorder.
    • Storage: Unless a recorder is also being used, plugNmeet doesn't consume much storage.
    • Connection speed: this is a crucial factor, a bandwidth of at least 100 Mbits/sec or greater.
  • You'll need 2 subdomains that point to the public IP address of this Ubuntu/Debian server. One for plugNmeet main URL (example:; another for TURN server (example:

  • A valid email address is also required to generate a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.

Note: If DNS fails for those 2 domains, the installation will be aborted.


Using SSH, connect to your Ubuntu/Debian server. Download and run the installation script as the root user.

sudo bash


sudo su -c "bash <(wget -qO-" root

Now, follow the steps in terminal. It will ask you to enter information when necessary. You'll receive the relevant information at the end of the installation. This script will create a directory under /opt called plugNmeet and create all directories and configuration files there.

To manage services:

# to start
systemctl start plugnmeet
systemctl start plugnmeet-recorder

# to restart
systemctl restart plugnmeet
systemctl restart plugnmeet-recorder

# to stop
systemctl stop plugnmeet
systemctl stop plugnmeet-recorder

Fonts installation (optional)

When exporting or importing Microsoft Word files that contain characters other than English, you may run into issues because of font missing. You may install additional fonts in the Ubuntu/Debian server using the commands below:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y install --no-install-recommends \
culmus \
fonts-beng \
fonts-hosny-amiri \
fonts-lklug-sinhala \
fonts-lohit-guru \
fonts-lohit-knda \
fonts-samyak-gujr \
fonts-samyak-mlym \
fonts-samyak-taml \
fonts-sarai \
fonts-sil-abyssinica \
fonts-sil-padauk \
fonts-telu \
fonts-thai-tlwg \
ttf-wqy-zenhei \
fonts-arphic-ukai \
fonts-arphic-uming \
fonts-ipafont-mincho \
fonts-ipafont-gothic \
fonts-unfonts-core \


To update you can use script. This will update all the docker images, client & recorder (if installed).

sudo bash


sudo su -c "bash <(wget -qO-" root

Scalable/Distributed setup

PlugNmeet can be set up on multiple hosts to support a large distribution. The setup procedures were discussed in this article.