Support with Installation on Plesk Obsidian running CentOS Linux 7.8


I have trialled Rocket.Chat Cloud and it appears to be worth installing on my own server however I am struggling to get it to work.

I have a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with full root access.

The server is running CentOS Linux 7.8.2003 (Core), with my control panel software being Plesk Obsidian v18.0.29_build1800200825.21.

The instructions for installing the Docker image appear to require a number of manual steps at the SSH prompt which im not sure I feel comfortable with as I don’t really understand what the steps will do to my production server.

I do have a domain ready for use,, which is already secured with an SSL Cert.

Can I install Rocket.Chat natively using the Docker interface within Plesk?

My experience with Docker is very limited.

I’m guessing I need to install the Mongo Docker Image ( I presume the standard “official” image is okay? ). Presuming that this is correct, is the latest version okay to use?

I presume I then also need to install the Rocket Chat Docker Image, but which one? or

Once both are installed I presume I then need to map the volumes for each image to local paths.

How do I then get Rocket.Chat to talk to the Mongo Image? Does Mongo require any configuring? I only have experience with MySQL, so have no idea if I need to create any users accounts in Mongo DB?

Any support and help would really be appreciated!

Thank you :slight_smile:

Is anyone able to help please? :roll_eyes:

Are you tied to having CentOS?

I can give you an easy to follow guide for Ubuntu with Plesk.

Hi Tony,

Thank you for coming back to me.

Whilst I could reimage my VPS with Ubuntu, this would require an extensive amount of work and downtime as it is hosting a number of other sites and services.

Is it likely that the process for Ubuntu & Plesk is much different to CentOS & Plesk?

Id be interested to see your guide anyway if at all possible?



Hope it’s a powerful VPS running so many things :slight_smile:

Anyway I’ll put the guide together for you and you can take a look, give me a couple of hours please.

Here is the guide I use.

Hope it helps