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Bigbluebutton on DigitalOcean?

Posted October 2, 2015 5.9k views
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Hi everybody, I’ll chosing a VPS for a e-learning project, and I need to know if DigitalOcean is the correct place for install BigBlueButton.

Thanks in advance.

Gabriel

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  • If it runs on linux (and doesn’t breach the ToS), it runs on DigitalOcean.

  • BBB needs a strong server, see here: http://docs.bigbluebutton.org/install/install.html#before-you-install - it specifically says “Dedicated (bare metal) hardware (not virtualization)”.
    I think that you still can use DigitalOcean for that (especially if you want to try BBB at first a litte), but you should consider dedicated servers for these requirements.
    On DO, you’d probably need the $80/month size.

  • I have BBB on digital ocean now, and it works fine with the 80 gig droplet. I only use it with one or two students at a time however, so the expense is not worth the return. I am going to try it with a 20 gig disk and see how that works. But the 80 gig solution has been stable for over a year now with no problems.

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Hello,

I just came across this question. I’ve tested BigBlueButton on a Droplet with 8GB of RAM as recommended by the official documentation and it seems to be performing quite smoothly.

For anyone who comes across this question, you could take a look at this official video tutorial from BBB on how to install it on DigitalOcean:

They even go through the process of setting up BBB with Let’s Encrypt as well.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

This question was answered by @dragnet:

I have BBB on digital ocean now, and it works fine with the 80 gig droplet. I only use it with one or two students at a time however, so the expense is not worth the return. I am going to try it with a 20 gig disk and see how that works. But the 80 gig solution has been stable for over a year now with no problems.

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