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How to install HipChat Server on a Ubuntu 16 Cloud Server

I have a Ubuntu 16 Cloudserver on 1&1.  I want to install the HipChat Server for 10 or fewer users to test. How do I prepare the Ubuntu server for the OVA HipChat Installation?  I know how to install Ubuntu packages with apt-get, but am not familar with OVA.

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Hi Mark,

The OVA includes Ubuntu 14.04 already, so it's deployed as a standalone VM.

Have a look at this documentation:


Hi. Thanks. I looked at the link. That's how I originally learned about the OVA.  Does this mean that in a VMWare Cloud Server deployment, system images are actually stored as OVA files?  When the OVA is restored the cloud server is created with a Ubuntu 14 install on which HipChat has been configured and installed?

1&1 doesnt allow me to upload a user image and install it to their cloud server. 1&1 provides base images that have been configured to work with their cloud server system.

Do you know of a  webhost that offers a cloud server on which I could install the HipChat OVA image?

I did some file share testing and discovered that HipChat is storing the files shared unprotected on the Amazon AWS S3 service.  Does the HipChat Server also use the Amazon service to store the files?  Or are the files store on the local server?  If stored on the local server, are the files also unprotected?

See my article https: //

Hi Mark,

We have AWS support, per the same doc below. 

And we're experimenting with a number of secure file access solutions in our development labs in response to the public S3-style open file read access point you highlight. I suggest deploying HCS behind a VPN when possible.

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