Snap is a package manager for Linux systems that allows you to easily install and manage applications. To install Rocket.Chat using Snap on Ubuntu 20.04, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that Snap is installed on your system. If it is not already installed, you can install it by running the following command: sudo apt-get install snapd
  2. Once Snap is installed, you can use the snap command to install Rocket.Chat. Run the following command to install the latest version of Rocket.Chat: sudo snap install rocketchat-server
  3. After the installation is complete, you can start the Rocket.Chat server by running the following command: sudo systemctl start snap.rocketchat-server.rocketchat-server
  4. To access the Rocket.Chat web interface, open a web browser and go to http://localhost:3000. You should see the Rocket.Chat login page.
  5. If you want to make Rocket.Chat available to other users on your network, you will need to configure a reverse proxy and DNS record to point to the server. You can find more information on how to do this in the Rocket.Chat documentation.
  6. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.

Once you have Rocket.Chat installed you can head on over to our other tutorial on follow the instructions on how to protect your new Rocket server with Matrix. Our Nextcloud install tutorial is fairly similar when it comes to protected app setup.


Some of the benefits of hosting and building your own protected Rocket.Chat installations mean that your data stays your data. No 3rd party services get access to this information and all communication is encrypted via Matrix. You can also do disk encryption to give you more layers as well. Build your community with an open source Rocket.Chat server and Matrix for ZTNA protection.