BigBlueButton Hosting in DigitalOcean?

July 10, 2014 4.2k views
roxius
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roxius

Is it possible to have BigBlueButton hosting on DigitalOcean? I'm looking for some solutions and this hosting seems very good.

Thanks guys.

3 comments
  • hello i will install BigBlueButton too. Do you want talk experiences?

  • It works for me with the 80gig solution.

  • Actually, I just downgraded to a 1 gig droplet, and it works with a few users. I tried the 512 gig, but it didn't have enough memory to load all the BBB modules, so it couldn't connect to the server, but the 1 gig ($10 per month) solution seems to work ok.

4 Answers

The installation instructions say it will run on Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, which is one of the available options. So there you go.

Additionally, the minimum hardware specs for running a big blue button server are here:

http://docs.bigbluebutton.org/support/faq.html#what-are-the-minimum-hardware-requirements-for-the-bigbluebutton-server

So since you'll be needing a quad core setup, you'll have to at least run on a $80/month server...

Additionally, you'll read in the deeper specs that you have to install it on bare metal:
http://docs.bigbluebutton.org/install/install.html#before-you-install

... so I'm really looking forward to hear from people actually running big blue button...

BBB only works fine on a bare metal server...

I tested it on a KVM VPS with 4 GB Ram but the audio quality with two users only is poor.

I have installed it on a C2 bare metal server from Scaleway (EUR 12/month) and I works great...

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