Chatwoot is an open-source customer support tool for real-time messaging channels. It is like other commercial customer support software like Intercorn & Zendesk. Chatwoot is designed to provide a great customer experience and to increase the productivity of your support team. Chatwoot allows you to integrate social media chat including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Email to a central place.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Chatwoot on Ubuntu 20.04.

Step 1 – Install Chatwoot

You can install Chatwoot easily by downloading its automated installation script.

You can download it with the following command:

apt install git -y
git clone
cd chatwoot/deployment/
bash -O

Note: the install process will take several minutes.

Once the installation has been completed successfully, you should get the following output:

Woot! Woot!! Chatwoot server installation is complete
The server will be accessible at http://<server-ip>:3000
To configure a domain and SSL certificate, follow the guide at

You can also verify the status of the Chatwoot service with the following command:

systemctl status

You should get the following output:

    Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: active since Mon 2021-01-11 07:13:25 UTC; 2min 20s ago
Jan 11 07:13:25 ubuntu2004 systemd[1]: Reached target

By default, Chatwoot listens on port 3000. You can verify it with the following command:

ss -antpl | grep 3000

You should see the following output:

LISTEN 0 1024* users:(("ruby",pid=57666,fd=8))

Step 2 – Configure Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

Next, you will need to install and configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for Chatwoot.

First, install the Nginx with the following command:

apt-get install nginx -y

Once the Nginx has been installed, create a new Nginx virtual host configuration file with the following command:

nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/chatwoot.conf

Add the following lines:

server {

# Point upstream to Chatwoot App Server
set $upstream;

# Nginx strips out underscore in headers by default
# Chatwoot relies on underscore in headers for API
# Make sure that the config is turned on.
underscores_in_headers on;
location /.well-known {
alias /var/www/ssl-proof/chatwoot/.well-known;

location / {
proxy_pass_header Authorization;
proxy_pass http://$upstream;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Ssl on; # Optional

proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Connection “”;
proxy_buffering off;

client_max_body_size 0;
proxy_read_timeout 36000s;
proxy_redirect off;
listen 80;


Save and close the file, then verify Nginx for any syntax errors with the following command:

nginx -t

If you get this error:

nginx: [emerg] could not build server_names_hash, you should increase 
server_names_hash_bucket_size: 32

Do the following:

nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

In the http block, add:

server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;

Next, restart the Nginx to apply the configuration changes:

systemctl reload nginx

Step 3 – Access Chatwoot

Now, open your web browser and access the Chatwoot web interface using the URL You will be redirected to the following page:

Click on the Create new account button. You should see the following page:

Provide your username and email and click on the Submit button. You should see the Chatwoot dashboard in the following page:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chatwoot on Ubuntu 20.04. You can now use Chatwoot to integrate all your social accounts and manage them from a central location. Try it using a dedicated server from Atlantic.Net!