Self-Hosting Guide - Overview
Welcome to the Self-Hosting guide!
These guides help you to host your own Jitsi-Meet server.
If you want to have a video conference without setting up any infrastructure, use https://meet.jit.si instead.
The content is divided in 3 guides:
Debian/Ubuntu server guide: Describes the quick installation on Debian-based distributions.
Docker guide: Describes how to use the official Docker image of Jitsi-Meet.
Manual installation guide: Describes the manual installation of all components (adaptable for other distributions).
Jitsi Meet being based on WebRTC, an encrypted communication link (https) is necessary to get working multimedia, and the setup is not always trivial.
The best option is an Internet server with a certificate for a domain registered in the DNS.
While it's possible to setup a server on a private network and/or a self-signed certificate, it can be less straightforward and you can expect difficulties, first if you want access both from the private network and the public internet, and second when using phones as these clients often don't accept self-signed certificates.
In case of trouble with clients using phones, check your certificate.