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Before we start, you will need a Debian 10+ VPS (you can get one on digitalocean for example), if you prefer to use your own self hosted server, make sure that port 80 and 443 are correctly port forwarded so that the public ip points to the server and not the router. Once that's done, go and ssh into your debian 10 server.

You can use DuckDNS to get a free domain name:

[ ] [ /dev/pts/13 ] [~/Nextcloud/blog/Conf]
→ ssh
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:z2HAncB99pfbAUfj9tJY7vlo8EGUzCIUxWBAnjAflcA.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no/[fingerprint])? yes
Warning: Permanently added ',' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Linux debian-s-1vcpu-1gb-lon1-01 4.19.0-10-cloud-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.132-1 (2020-07-24) x86_64

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.


First of all, just create the irc server locally by doing the following:

apt update -y && apt upgrade -y
apt install inspircd -y
wget -O /etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf
nano /etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf
systemctl restart inspircd
systemctl status inspircd

dpkg -i thelounge_4.2.0_all.deb
apt -f install
dpkg -i thelounge_4.2.0_all.deb
systemctl status thelounge
thelounge --help

Once installed, add an username:

thelounge add admin

Then just goto the login page on port 9000 and login:

And there you have it!

From here make thelounge public:

nano /etc/thelounge/config.js

Since i'm serving thelounge behind a reverse proxy, i need that value down there as well as making it public. Then just use nginx elsewhere to handle the reverse proxying properly and you're good to go. Another important part of the config.jsfile:

systemctl restart thelounge


Until there is Nothing left.

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