Zulip is a full-featured team chat application with a conversation model designed to make good use of your time. It uses email-style threading to keep messages organized, and to ensure that the right people see every message.

Software Included

Package Version License
Zulip 8.4 Apache 2

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.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Zulip 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Zulip 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": "kandralabs-zulip-18-04"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Zulip

You must choose a Digital Ocean plan with at least 2GB of RAM when creating your Droplet.

After creating your Droplet:

  1. Create a DNS record for a hostname pointing to your new Droplet_IP
  2. Login to your new Droplet via SSH and follow the short configuration script.That’s it! Your new Zulip chat server is now ready for use.If you’re running this as a production server, we recommend skimming our extensive docs on configuring Zulip, upgrading, backups, monitoring, security, and more.