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A guide on how to install mattermost open source self hostable collaboration web app on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to install the mattermost open source and self hostable collaboration web application on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in the cloud on the Amazon Lightsail service. Mattermost is a freemium open-source, self-hostable online chat service with file sharing, search, and integrations. It is designed as an internal chat for organisations and companies, and mostly markets itself as an open-source alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams. It is also a platform for developer collaboration and comes with secure, flexible, and integrated tools that can make you even more productive! Its feature set focuses on team messaging, task and project management, and workflow orchestration and brings it all into one place so you spend less time switching tabs and more time building. Watch this video right up to the end to learn how to deploy your very own MATTERMOST collaboration web app the is secure and highly reliable.

Requirements

In order to complete this tutorial, the following is a list of items that are needed or required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial to ensure success:
1) A desktop or laptop with at least 4GB RAM,  a dual-core processor, and 50 GB of free disk space
2) A web browser i.e Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome
3) An AWS free tier account.
4) An SSH client to connect to the Linux Ubuntu instance
5) A Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS instance.

Overview

1) Sign into your amazon account and open the Lightsail service
2) Create a new Linux Ubuntu 20.04 instance and install package updates
3) Configure a static IP address and point an FQDN to the instance IP
4) Restart the instance and install Mattermost
5) Open a new browser window, open the Mattermost dashboard and complete the post-installation setup