It is also possible to run your own server. Here you will find some options for doing this. More details can be found in our tutorials.

Homebrew Server club is also a nice place to learn more.

If you plan to allow others to use your XMPP server, please consider our Server Covenant and maybe have a look at our tutorial for running a (semi-)public service.

We recommend using Prosody or Ejabberd for hosting your own XMPP server. But these options make it a bit easier to get started:


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Snikket is a project started by one of the Prosody developers to provide a unified app experience including user friendly server hosting. Learn more about their goals here.


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YunoHost is an operating system aiming for the simplest administration of a server, in order to democratize self-hosting. It comes with a pre-installed XMPP server alongside other easy to install software for your server.


Get started

If you prefer something in-between a managed service and running your own server or VPS, Uberspace has you covered. They provide a detailed tutorial how to run your own Prosody XMPP service on their shared server.


This is obviously not an exhaustive list and if you have a really good recommendation please contact us here: (web chat) (xmpp)