HumHub is an open-source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive and adaptable with countless free modules. Available as on-premise or SaaS solution. Boost communication and knowledge transfer in your organization. Keep hands on your data with your own Enterprise Social Network.

Software Included

Package Version License
HumHub 1.10.2 AGPL-3

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

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Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the HumHub 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB HumHub Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "humhubgmbhkg-humhub-10"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying HumHub

After you create your HumHub One-Click Droplet:

  • Briefly visit the Droplet via SSH ssh root@your_droplet_public_ipv4 to display the required Database configuration.
  • Then visit http://your_droplet_public_ipv4 in the browser and start the HumHub initial installation.

Individual Hostname with SSH

To use a custom hostname e.g. instead of the droplet IP, the following steps are necessary.

Please make sure to always replace the example hostname with your own hostname.

  1. Create a DNS record for your hostname that pointing to your new Droplet_IP
  2. Run certbot to obtain a SSL certificate e.g. certbot certonly -a webroot -w /var/www/html -d
  3. Adjust hostname and SSL in NGINX configuration /etc/nginx/sites-available/humhub.conf. (See related HINTS in the file.)
  4. Restart NGINX with systemctl restart nginx
  5. Change the default URL in the HumHub configuration. To do this, change the Base URL field in Administration -> Settings -> General.