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Caprover Chatwoot Production deployment guide

Caprover Overview#

Caprover is an extremely easy to use application server management tool. It is blazing fast and uses Docker under the hood. Chatwoot has been made available as a one-click app in Chatwoot, and the deployment process is straightforward.

Install Caprover on your VM#

Finish your Caprover installation by referring to Getting started guide.

Installing Chatwoot in Caprover#

Chatwoot is available in the one-click apps option in Caprover. Search for Chatwoot in the list of one-click apps. Replace the default version with the latest version of chatwoot. Use appropriate values for the Postgres and Redis passwords and click install. It should only take a few minutes.

Finishing the setup#

Head over to the web service in the Caprover applications and enable Websocket Support in the HTTP settings to true. You could also enable https for the application.

Configure the necessary environment variables#

Caprover will take care of Postgres and Redis installation, along with the app and worker servers. We would advise you to replace the Database/Redis services with managed/standalone servers once you start scaling.

Also, ensure to set the appropriate environment variables for email, Object Store service etc. using our Environment variables guide

Upgrading Chatwoot installation#

To update your chatwoot installation to the latest version in Caprover, Run the following command in the deployment tab for web and worker in method 5: deploy captain-definition

web#

{
"schemaVersion": 2,
"dockerfileLines": [
"FROM chatwoot/chatwoot:latest",
"RUN chmod +x docker/entrypoints/rails.sh",
"ENTRYPOINT [\"docker/entrypoints/rails.sh\"]",
"CMD bundle exec rake db:chatwoot_prepare; bundle exec rails s -b 0.0.0.0 -p 3000"
]
}

worker#

{
"schemaVersion": 2,
"dockerfileLines": [
"FROM chatwoot/chatwoot:latest",
"RUN chmod +x docker/entrypoints/rails.sh",
"ENTRYPOINT [\"docker/entrypoints/rails.sh\"]",
"CMD bundle exec sidekiq -C config/sidekiq.yml"
]
}

Further references#