How To Install Chatwoot on Debian 11

Install Chatwoot on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chatwoot on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Chatwoot is a free, open-source, and real-time messaging platform. It provides a simple and live chat for your website and integrates it with other apps. Chatwoot is an open-source alternative to Intercom, Zendesk, Salesforce Service Cloud, etc.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Chatwoot on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 or Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Chatwoot on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Chatwoot on Debian 11.

By default, Chatwoot is not available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to download the Chatwoot installer from GitHub to your Debian system:

git clone

Then, change the directory to the downloaded directory and install the Chatwoot:

cd chatwoot/deployment/
bash -O

After a complete installation, you should see a message similar to the one below:

Woot! Woot!! Chatwoot server installation is complete
The server will be accessible at

You can check the status of the Chatwoot with the following command:

sudo systemctl status

Step 5. Accessing Chatwoot Web Interface.

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

Install Chatwoot on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chatwoot. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Chatwoot on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Chatwoot website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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